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Meteorology, Weather, & Climate Forecasting Exercise

Seth Loyd: DMACC Instructor Website

PHS 166 -Meteorology, Weather, & Climate
Instructor: Seth Loyd

Photo taken by Jennifer May

Course Content

This course offers students an introduction to meteorology. Topics covered include the earth-atmosphere energy balance, temperature, humidity, clouds, precipitation, air masses, fronts, weather forecasting, severe weather and global climate change. Lecture and laboratory included.
Contact Information Email:

Phone Number: 515-460-1776 (If you can't reach me please leave a voice mail.)

I will attempt to contact you within 2 days of either your voice mail or email.

Office Hours

Immediately after class or by appointment.
Office Location
I have no office on campus.

Education Background

M.S. in Meteorology --- Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, December 1999

Thesis: Interannual variation of cyclone activity across the Midwestern United States

B.S. in Atmospheric Science --- University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, May 1996


 PHS 166 Links

  National Weather Service
  Iowa Mesonet
  National Weather Service Glossary
  Access Online DMACC Courses (Blackboard)
  Meteorology 206 (Iowa State University)
  Graphical Forecasts - Upper Mississippi Valley
  Iowa State University ClassNet
  PALS Simulations
  Boone Weather Station Observations
  Des Moines, IA Meteogram
  DSM Weather Observations for the Past 3 Days
  DMACC Library
  A Guide to Weather Phenomenons
  JetStream- Online School for Weather - Topic Matrix

Weekly Weather Video!


First Day of Spring 2014 Semester - January 13th, 2014 
by Loyd, Seth A
 1/14/2014 5:11 PM

MARCH 2013(Top) VS. MARCH 2012 (Bottom)