Case Study Presentation (50 pts)
Select a particular case study of an interesting
weather or atmospheric science related event and prepare a presentation. Your presentation will
be given in class during the last lab session of the term. You
may work with one or two other people. Your grade will be based
on the quality of your 5 to 7 minute presentation as described
below. All groups must turn in an outline of their presentation
and a paragraph describing the responsibilities of each member towards
the success of the presentation. Power point presentations are
not required but are highly encouraged because it is so easy to include
quality graphics within power point. This is a visual/oral
communication activity so the presentation is most important.
You should describe: What your topic is, When
it happened, How it happened (i.e. particulary unique weather patterns
associated with your particular case study), Why it is interesting, identify and
discuss significant data related to your case study, and
how it affected humans and or life (social, economic, mortality, ...)
Make sure to include all references to resources used for you presentation as the last slide of your presentation (see below). You must have at least 3 references.
Oral Presentation Evaluation sheet
Name (s) __________________ __________________ __________________
Introduction of topic (6)
Eye contact and flow of presentation (6)
Visual aids (8)
Use of images & Visibility
Here are two suggested sites to find interesting case studies. It may be easier to choose your own. For example doing a Google search for a famous weather event can be interesting and you can then compile your own information about this events. (Hurricane Andrew and Katrina are obvious examples. The 2004 ice storm in Vancouver WA and the Kissimmee Florida tornado of 1998 are two others. An easy way to go is to follow the weather this term and report on an interesting weather event reported in the new/
Do a Web search on one of these will give you a good idea. "famous hurricanes", "famous storms", "famous volcanic eruptions with effects on climate", "famous typhoons", "famous floods", "famous heat-waves", "famous air pollution episodes", "famous snow storms"
here are a few examples:
Journals or magazine articles references should include:
Author, publication date, Title of article, Journal name, volume, number, and page number.
For books the reference should include:
Author, Title of book, Chapter, page number(s), publisher with city, publication date
For World Wide Web sites the reference should include:
Title, author, affiliation, and complete URL address.