BLISS group members design new course at the Univeristy of Oklahoma's School of Meteorology
BLISS members Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Dr. Petra Klein, Dr. Liz Pillar-Little and Tyler Bell have collaborated to design a brand new course at the University of Oklahoma. Offered within the School of Meteorology the new course titled Advanced Observations for Lower Atmospheric Research is open for both undergraduate and graduate student enrollment.
The class is exam free, instead focusing on projects and application-based assignments using real observed datasets. Through key partnerships with the National Severe Storms Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and other key members of the atmospheric science community, students will be exposed to state-of-the-art platforms at the Univeristy of Oklahoma and beyond.
After completion of this course, students will be familiar with several research-grade observation platforms and have experience synthesizing observations and information to address a research problem. Students will have also gained important experiences interrogating and quality assuring observed datasets, which should be transferable beyond the platforms covered and even to other fields. Students entering research or data analysis careers will be more prepared to work with modern, state-of-the-art observations.