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AOSC 470- Synoptic Meteorology

PREREQUISITES:

  • AOSC 431 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  •      or
  • AOSC 432 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean

DESCRIPTION:

Atmospheric properties and observations, meteorological analysis and charts, operational numerical forecasts. Application of quasigeostrophic theory, baroclinic instability, midlatitude and mesoscale weather systems. Tropical meteorology. Weather forecasting using numerical and statistical models. Prediction of weather phenomena on the global, synoptic, meso, and local scales. Analysis of surface and upper air data; Norwegian cyclone model; introduction to weather forecasting.  Will be taught concurrently with AOSC 600.

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