- Course Syllabus
- The Principle of "Me Too"
- 7 March: Exam #1
- 11 April: Exam #2
- 13 May: Final Exam

(Monday, 10-noon)

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**January 22, 24**: The Life Cycle of Mid-Latitude Cyclones (Cyclone Structure References)**January 29, 31**: Frontogenesis and Frontolysis (Examples)**February 14**: The Quasi-Geostrophic Vorticity Equation**February 19, 21**: The Quasi-Geostrophic Height Tendency Equation (Examples)**February 26, 28**: The Quasi-Geostrophic Omega Equation (Examples)**March 5, 12**: The Q-Vector form of the Quasi-Geostrophic Omega Equation (Examples)**March 14, 26, 28**: Cyclone Development in the Quasi-Geostrophic System (Application Material)**March 19, 21**: NO CLASSES - SPRING BREAK**April 2, 4**: Isentropic Analysis (Examples)**April 9, 16, 18**: An Introduction to Isentropic Potential Vorticity (IPV) (Constructing the Dynamic Tropopause Example)**April 23, 25**: IPV Anomaly Structures and Impacts (Examples)**April 30, May 2**: Impacts of Diabatic Heating and Friction upon IPV**May 7, 9**: Cyclone Development from an IPV Perspective

**Exercise 1**: due Tuesday, February 5**Exercise 2**: due Tuesday, February 26**Exercise 3**: due Tuesday, March 12**Exercise 4**: due Tuesday, March 26**Exercise 5**: due Tuesday, April 2**Exercise 6**: due Tuesday, April 9**Exercise 7**: due Tuesday, April 23**Exercise 8**: Coming May 2

**February 28**: Quasi-Geostrophic Height Tendency and Omega Equation Quick References**May 9**: Contrasting the Quasi-Geostropic and IPV Frameworks

- NCAR/RAL Weather Pages
- Storm Prediction Center Soundings Page
- Real-Time QG Diagnostics
- Isentropic and Other Analysis Charts (College of Dupage)
- Isentropic and Other Analysis Charts (Earl Barker)
- Dynamic Tropopause, Q-Vector, and Related Fields
- Isentropic Potential Vorticity and Tropopause Maps
- Real-Time GFS Analyses and Forecasts
- NOAA WPC Winter Weather Diagnostics
- Pivotal Weather
- Tropical Tidbits
- Weathernerds
- Plymouth State Weather
- HYSPLIT Trajectory Model