NCAT AST 851 Fall 2021 (Dynamic Meteorology)

 

 Syllabus

 

     Ch1  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 and Application of the basic Equations

          2.2 Scale Analysis of the Continuity Equations

    Ch3 Atmospheric Thermodynamics

    Ch4 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

    Ch5 Circuation and Vorticity

          5.1 The Circulation Theorem

          5.2 Vorticity

          5.3 The Vorticity Equation

          5.4 Potential Vorticity

    Ch6 General Circulation

          6. General Circulation

    Ch7 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

    Ch8

          8. Introduciton to Wave Dynamics