MT 5280 -
Intermediate weather analysis and forecasting techniques are used to understand synoptic-scale weather systems with an emphasis on structure and evolution of extratropical cyclones. Topics include: climatology of mid-latitude surface and upper-air flow regimes and extratropical cyclogenesis; life cycle of extratropical cyclones including frontal evolutions; application of hydrodynamical equations and balanced systems to weather analysis and forecasting; ageostrophic winds; jet streak circulations. Students participate in weekly forecasting exercises culminating in a quantitative precipitation forecasting exercise at the end of the semester. Additional course fee required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): MT 3300 or equivalent. Corequisite(s): MT 4320 or MT5320.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.