NCAT AST 851 Fall 2023 (Dynamic Meteorology)


 Syllabus AST 851


     Ch.1  Introduction 

          1.1 Introduction

          1.2 Real Forces

          1.3 Apparent Forces and Coordinate Systems

          1.4 Alternate Vertical Coordinates

    Ch.2 Basic Equations and Scale Analysis of Atmospheric Motion & Processes

           2.1 Scale Analysis of Equations of Motion

          2.2 Scale Analysis and Approximation of Continuity Equation

    Ch.3 Thermodynamic Equation and its Scale Analysis

    Ch.4 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations

          4.1 Basic Equations in Isobaric Coordinates

          4.2 Balanced Flow

          4.3 Trajectories, Streamlines and Streamfunctions

          4.4 Thermal Wind

          4.5 Vertical Motion

          4.6 Surface Pressure Tendency

    Ch.5 Circuation and Vorticity

          5.1 The Circulation Theorem

          5.2 Vorticity

          5.3 The Vorticity Equation

          5.4 Potential Vorticity

    Ch.6 General Circulation

          6. General Circulation

    Ch.7 Quasi-Geostrophic Theory of Baroclinic Instability and Cyclogenesis

          7.1-2 QG Approximation and QG Vorticity Equation

          7.3 Geopotential Tendency Equation

          7.4 QG Diagnosis of vertical motion

          7.5 Q-Vector and Ageostrophic Circulation

          7.6 Idealized Baroclinic Model and Cyclogenesis

    Ch.8 Introduciton to Planetary Boundary Layer

    Ch.9 Mesoscale Instabilities