Use of advanced analytical 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. Fall term. Prerequsite: undergraduate degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science or consent of the instructor. This course is co-listed as MT4450 in the undergraduate curriculum.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.