Focuses on the detailed descriptive aspects of mesoscale phenomena and processes with an emphasis on the structure. Defines what is meant by the term 'mesoscale' and to what kinds of systems it applies. Deals with internally generated mesoscale circulations. Examines various mesoscale convective systems. Discusses externally forces mesoscale systems. Using observational cases, covers terminology, characteristics, and behavior of mesoscale events. Spring term. Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science or consent of the instructor. This course is co-listed as MT 4480 in the undergraduate curriculum.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.