1988 Survey of Textbooks Used in Meteorological Education Russell L. DeSouza * Robert S. Ross,* and Richard D. Clark* Abstract courses, physical meteorology courses, and dynam- ical meteorology courses. Synoptic meteorology A survey of textbook usage was undertaken in the spring of 1988. courses continue to be an enigma. In the 1982 sur- Results were compiled and are presented for those courses con- vey, several respondents indicated that textbooks sidered as traditional courses in meteorology. were in progress but, to date, none have made it to a publisher. At the Workshop on Synoptic Meteorol- ogy Instruction, held at the National Center for At- Two previous surveys of textbooks used in existing mospheric Research from 25 to 29 July 1988, the meteorology curricula were taken in 1977 and 1982 common plea was for an acceptable synoptic text- (DeSouza and Ross 1983; DeSouza and Ross 1977). book. Again, as at previous workshops, several in- The procedure used for this survey was the same as dividuals indicated that their textbook manuscripts for earlier ones. Survey sheets were sent to 68 schools were in the nearly completed stage, however, most identified in Curricula in Atmospheric, Oceanic and indicated a need for a publisher.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1989
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