Dynamic Meteorology

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    • Languages: English
    • Completion Time: Varies
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Description

This course presents topics on meteorological motions as it relates to the concept of fluid dynamics. Topics supported review foundational aspects and equations needed before addressing QG theory and vorticity. Further topics covered include: the planteary boundary layers and important features such as turbulence, waves such as Rossby waves and the Froude number, and wind including geostrophic wind and the thermal wind. 

Goals and Objectives

Overview

Course Outline

Additional Resources

Course Outline

Foundational Concepts

Kinematics and Flow Balances

Vorticity, Quasi-Geostrophy and PV thinking

Planetary Boundary Layer

      • Influence of Model Physics on NWP Forecasts - version 2
      • Influence of Model Physics on NWP Forecasts - version 2 Optional
        Languages: English, Spanish, French
        Publish Date: 2009-11-17
        Skill Level: 2
        Topics:
        Numerical Modeling (NWP)
        (101 ratings)
      • Description & Location:

        This lesson describes model parameterizations of surface, PBL, and free atmospheric processes, such as surface snow processes, soil thermal and moisture processes, surface vegetation effects such as evapotranspiration, radiative processes involving clouds and trace gases, and turbulent processes in the PBL and free atmosphere. It specifically addresses how models treat these processes, how such processes can potentially interact with each other, and how they can influence forecasts of sensible weather elements.

      • NWP Essentials: Model Physics
      • NWP Essentials: Model Physics Optional
        Languages: English, Spanish
        Publish Date: 2015-04-08
        Skill Level: 2
        Topics:
        Numerical Modeling (NWP)
        (101 ratings)
      • Description & Location:

        This lesson describes model parameterizations of surface, PBL, and free atmospheric processes. It specifically addresses how models treat these processes, how such processes can potentially interact with each other, and how they can influence forecasts of sensible weather elements. Topics covered include: soil moisture processes, radiative processes involving clouds, and turbulent processes in the PBL and free atmosphere.

      • PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1
      • PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1 Optional
        Languages: English
        Publish Date: 2007-03-22
        Skill Level: 2
        Topics:
        Fire Weather, Mountain Meteorology
        (289 ratings)
      • Description & Location:

        This lesson presents conceptual and practical information regarding winds in the planetary boundary layer in complex terrain. Part 1 topics include diurnal wind systems, mountain-plain wind systems, and slope wind systems. 

        This lesson also fits in with the wind topic. 

         

      • PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 2
      • PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 2 Optional
        Languages: English
        Publish Date: 2007-04-06
        Skill Level: 2
        Topics:
        Fire Weather, Mountain Meteorology
        (230 ratings)
      • Description & Location:

        This lesson presents conceptual and practical information regarding winds in the planetary boundary layer in complex terrain. Part 2 topics include valley wind systems, cross-valley wind systems, diurnal mountain-wind systems, and plateau-basin wind systems.

        This lesson also fits in with the wind topic.

      • Fog: Its Processes and Impacts to Aviation and Aviation Forecasting
      • Fog: Its Processes and Impacts to Aviation and Aviation Forecasting Optional
        Languages: English, Spanish
        Publish Date: 2010-10-12
        Last Updated On: 2012-04-17
        Skill Level: 1
        Topics:
        Aviation Weather, Fog and Low Stratus
        (312 ratings)
      • Description & Location:

        The main content of the lesson explains the physical processes and life cycle of radiation and advection fog, including their preconditioning environment, initiation, growth, and dissipation. The boundary-layer processes covered in the lesson include radiation (both solar and longwave), soil-atmosphere thermal interactions, turbulent mixing, the roles of condensation nuclei, and droplet settling.

Waves and the Atmosphere