Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology 227 - misc


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Login Instructions for 3008/3128 or remote access.


  • If you are physically sitting on a machine in either lab, you can skip this step. If accessing the lab remotely (not physically sitting in the lab), Internet Explorer is recommended, but not necessary. Navigate to the Agr onomy Virtual Lab site. Follow the directions to reach the login screen.

  • On the login screen, type your username (ISU netID) and your password.

  • Single Click on the "Meteorology" icon. This will open a Windows 10 session. If you need to run a Linux OS, continue re ading the directions. If you don't need Linux, remember to logout of both Windows 10 and the Agronomy Virtual Lab when you ar e finished (two step logout process).

  • To open a virtual Linux session, double click on the X2Go icon. Create a new session with mtdesktop.agron.iastate.edu as the host, your ISU netID as the Login and Mate as the session type. You will not need to enter the domain name (IASTATE or iastate) for this application. Do not change anything else.

  • Click on your new session on the right side of the X2Go window and login using your ISU netID and password. A Linux desktop wind ow should eventually open.

  • Once you are finished with your Linux session, select Log Out... under the System menu. This will close your Linux virtual session and take you back to Windows.

  • If you are done using the computer, log of both Windows 10 and the Agronomy Virtual Lab server (two step logout process).< /li>

Secure Shell Client



Printing on the Meteorology Maproom (3008) Laser Printer


Students should be able to print on the the meteorology maproom laser printer (3008 Agronomy Hall) using the command nenscript. To do this, you need to be logged into mtdesktop.agron.iastate.edu and in the directory where you file exists (not necessary, but the easiest approach). Once there, type the following from the command prompt:

nenscript filename

For example:

nenscript my_program.f90

will create a printout of my_program.f90 on the printer in 3008 Agronomy Hall. Printing will cost $0.05 per sheet. Charges should automatically be applied to your printing subsidy. Once your subsidy runs out, charges will appear on your Ubill.

Weather News

Daily Weather Story

Click the image to see the most recent NWS weather story for central Iowa.

Low on Ice

How does the current sea ice extent compare to the past?

5-Day QPF

Where is it going to rain or snow in the next week? See the five day QPF from HPC.

Drought Monitor

How this outlook impacts the current drought situation? See the latest drought monitor.

Important Dates

September 4: University Holiday - No Class
November 20-24: Thanksgiving break
December 4: Senior Research Symposium
Tentative Final Exam Date: Thursday, December 14, 9:45-11:45am.