EES 3310/5310

Convection and Clouds

Lab #4 on Mon., Feb 14

Lab report due Wed., Feb 23


This lab will explore the role of convection (the vertical motion of air) in the atmosphere, clouds, and their effects on climate.

Something too note:

  • One big piece of this lab is to use RMarkdown to write a report that really integrates text with code and graphics and tables that are generated by RMarkdown. Use the fact that you can easily check your answers to the specific questions to give you some freedom to think about how you want to present your answers. Don’t just copy and paste from my answers, but think about how you would use RMarkdown to present your answers in your own way.


Before you come to lab, please read the following document:


Accept the assignment at GitHub Classroom at


Solutions for Lab Exercises: