describe the dynamics of weather systems on a synoptic scale
use mathematical models describing the atmospheric circulation and its evolution
make a simple weather forecast by using the circulation pattern in the mid troposphere
account for processes influencing the development of high and low pressure systems
account for the effect that the earth's surface has on the atmospheric circulation
interpret and analyse synoptic weather charts
apply dynamic meteorology on synoptic weather
The tree-dimensional structure of the atmpspheric circulation from a dynamic and synoptic perspective, baroclinic instability, the development of front systems, air masses, vorticity and its connection to weather, interaction between land and atmosphere, interpretation and analysis of wheater maps, jet streams, thermal wind.
Lectures and practical assignments
Written examination, laboratory exercises (analysis of weather maps)
week 30, 2014
Holton, James R.
An introduction to dynamic meteorology
Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, cop.,