MT 4450 - Advanced Synoptic Meteorology
Use of advanced analysis techniques for multiscale weather systems throughout the globe with an emphasis on synoptic-scale mid-latitude weather. Topics include: forecasting applications of the quasi-geostrophic height tendency and omega equations; frontogenesis; Q-vector analysis; isentropic analysis; Hovmoller diagrams, potential vorticity concepts and the use of dynamic tropopause maps. Weekly weather discussions and forecasting exercises focus on these advanced techniques and areas of current or future applied research topics. Recent articles in the scientific literature are reviewed and used throughout the course. Falls. Prerequisite(s): MT 4280 and MT 4320.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.