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Sheryl L. Beach, Chair 305 E. 23rd Street • CLA 3.306 • A3100 • Austin, Tx 78712 • 512-232-1595

Troy M. Kimmel Jr.

Senior Lecturer B.S., Texas A&M University

Troy M. Kimmel Jr.

Contact

  • Phone: 512-232-1590
  • Office: CLA 3.412
  • Office Hours: Spring 2014: Mo 1130am-130pm / TuTh 1015-11am & 145-245pm / We 130pm-330pm and other times by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: A3100

Biography

Troy KimmelOne of the Austin's best-known broadcast meteorologists, Kimmel regularly teaches Weather and Climate and Severe and Unusual Weather.  Kimmel holds full membership and has earned certifications through the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists.

Full Biography - http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/kimmel/KIMMELBIO.pdf

CV -http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/kimmel/VITA.pdf

Interests

Broadcast meteorology; Severe/inclement weather forecasting; Aviation meteorology

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37475 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A121A
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Course Description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

 

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37550 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm WEL 2.312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37740 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A121A
show description

An introductory look at weather and climate. The course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), airmasses, and frontal boundaries. The course will include introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems.
Also included will be an introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37795 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 1.106
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37700 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A121A
show description

An introductory look at weather and climate. The course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), airmasses, and frontal boundaries. The course will include introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems.
Also included will be an introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37805 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 1.102
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

GRG F301K • Weather And Climate

84500 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm CLA 0.128
show description

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37375 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A121A
show description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37480 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 1.108
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37290 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm FAC 21
show description

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37375 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

This course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. Because of this, the course builds strongly on the foundations of GRG301K/Weather and Climate which is a prerequisite for this class. This course includes a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet in the classroom) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought and excessive heat and cold.  In addition to the study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined. This course will involve the basic use of mathematics.

GRG F301K • Weather And Climate

84680 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm GRG 102
show description

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37255 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm FAC 21
show description

GRG301K - Weather and Climate

Spring 2012

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37330 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
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GRG333C / Severe and Unusual Weather

Spring 2012

This course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. Because of this, the course builds strongly on the foundations of GRG301K/Weather and Climate which is a prerequisite for this class. This course includes a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet in the classroom) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought and excessive heat and cold.  In addition to the study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined. This course will involve the basic use of mathematics.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37215 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm FAC 21
show description

GRG301K - Weather and Climate

Fall 2011

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37325 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

This course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. Because of this, the course builds strongly on the foundations of GRG301K/Weather and Climate which is a prerequisite for this class. This course includes a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet in the classroom) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought and excessive heat and cold.  In addition to the study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined. This course will involve the basic use of mathematics.
(Upper Division Class / Serves as a Liberal Arts "Area C" Science Requirement)

GRG F301K • Weather And Climate

84655 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm GRG 102
show description

GRG301K - Weather and Climate

Summer 2011

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

(Please note that the attached syllabus is for the Summer 2010 semester. I will update it - for exact dates -  as we get closer to the Summer Semester 2011. However, other than exact dates, it will be essentially the same material and order for the Summer Semester 2011).

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37485 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm FAC 21
show description

An introductory look at weather and climate. The course includes a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, wind, precipitation (types), air masses and frontal boundaries. The course will, in addition, include introductory discussions of severe local storms and their offspring, tropical cyclones as well as a basic climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be an introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification system along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes and climate change.
(Lower Division Course / Serves as a Liberal Arts "Area C" Science Requirement)

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37558 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

This course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. Because of this, the course builds strongly on the foundations of GRG301K/Weather and Climate which is a prerequisite for this class. This course includes a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet in the classroom) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought and excessive heat and cold.  In addition to the study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined. This course will involve the basic use of mathematics.
(Upper Division Class / Serves as a Liberal Arts "Area C" Science Requirement)

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37015 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm FAC 21
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A survey of meteorological phenomena and climatological processes of the earth.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

84190 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm GRG 102
show description

GRG301K - Weather and Climate

Summer 2010

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a very basic use of mathematics. We will start with a study of meteorology. From this foundation, we will go into the different aspects of the atmosphere and then, later, into climatological matters and discuss the various climatic regimes including that of Texas and the local area.

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37290 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm FAC 21
show description

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37325 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 GRG 312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37330 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

37610 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm FAC 21
show description

Course Description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

 

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37735 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 930-1100 GRG 312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

37740 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

83990 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTH 1130-1245pm GRG 102
show description

Course Description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

 

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

84073 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTHF 1130-100pm GRG 102
show description

Course Description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

 

GRG 301K • Weather And Climate

36680 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm FAC 21
show description

Course Description

An introductory look at weather and climate, this course will include a thorough discussion of atmospheric processes, clouds, precipitation (types), air masses, frontal boundaries, introductory discussions of severe local storms (and their offspring) and tropical cyclones as well as the climatology of these weather systems. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Koppen Climatic Classification System along with discussions of climatological processes, regimes, and climate change.

 

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

36750 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 930-1100 GRG 312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

GRG 333C • Severe And Unusual Weather

36755 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GRG 312
show description

The course examines the principles and techniques of atmospheric science and the applications to the study of severe and unusual weather events and patterns. This course will include a thorough examination (often in real time through the use of the internet) of thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, winter storms, tropical cyclones as well as drought. In addition to study of the events themselves, a look at the climatology of severe and unusual weather across the United States, Texas as well as our own south central Texas region will be undertaken. How these atmospheric events affect human beings and how people respond to these events will also be examined.

Grading Policy

400 points possible during the semester:
Three Regular Exams (100 points each)
Attendance / Homework / Exercises (100 points total)
Attendance Taken On A Daily Basis and Used in Final Computation of Grade

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