Course Documents

Course Syllabus
The Principle of "Me Too"

Important Dates

October 11: Mid-Term #1
November 20: Mid-Term #2
December 20: Final Exam

All course materials are in Adobe PDF format. A free reader for PDF files is available from Adobe's website and is included with recent versions of most major web browsers.

Lecture Materials

  • 4, 6 September: Meteorological Data and an Introduction to Synoptic Analysis (isoplething example)
  • 11, 13 September: Map Projections and Coordinate Systems
  • 18, 20 September: Finite Differences
  • 25, 27 September: Hypsometric Equation and Thickness
  • 2, 4 October: Geostrophic Balance
  • 9, 16 October: Thermal Wind and Example Applications
  • 18, 23 October: Fronts and Frontal Analysis
  • 25, 30 October: Jets and Jet Streaks
  • 1, 6 November: Other Force Balances
  • 8, 13, 15 November: Kinematics of the Wind Field
  • 27 November: Divergence and Vertical Motion
  • 29 November, 4 December: Skew-T Diagrams and Thermodynamic Properties
  • 6, 11 December: Assessing Atmospheric Stability
  • 13 December: The Life Cycle of Mid-Latitude Cyclones

Class Exercises and Discussions

These examples are currently from the fall 2014 semester and will be updated throughout the semester.

Resources

For Further Reading

Weather Data