Course Documents

Course Syllabus
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Lecture Materials

  • January 27, 29: The Life Cycle of Mid-Latitude Cyclones (Cyclone Structure References)
  • February 3, 5: Frontogenesis and Frontolysis
  • February 10, 12: The Quasi-Geostrophic Vorticity Equation
  • February 17, 19: The Quasi-Geostrophic Height Tendency Equation
  • February 24, 26: The Quasi-Geostrophic Omega Equation
  • March 3, 5: The Q-Vector form of the Quasi-Geostrophic Omega Equation
  • March 10, 12: Cyclone Development in the Quasi-Geostrophic System (Application Material)
  • March 17, 19: NO CLASSES - SPRING BREAK
  • March 24, 26: Frontal Development and Structure in the Quasi-Geostrophic System
  • March 31, April 2: Isentropic Analysis
  • April 7, 9: An Introduction to Isentropic Potential Vorticity (IPV) (Constructing the Dynamic Tropopause Example)
  • April 14, 16: IPV Anomaly Structures and Impacts
  • April 21, 23: Impacts of Diabatic Heating and Friction upon IPV
  • April 28, 30: Contrasting the Quasi-Geostropic and IPV Frameworks
  • May 5, 7: Cyclone Development from an IPV Perspective

Exercises

  • January 29: Mid-Latitude Cyclones (due Feb 3)
  • February 12: Applications of Geostrophic Relative Vorticity (due Feb 17)
  • February 26: The Q-G Omega Equation in the Real World (due Mar 5)
  • March 24: Mid-Latitude Cyclone Development (due Mar 31)
  • April 2: Isentropic Analysis (due Apr 7)
  • April 23: Isentropic Potential Vorticity Non-Conservation (due Apr 28)

Miscellany

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