METR 4433

Mesoscale Meteorology
Course Home Page (Spring 2007)

Lecture Time: Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 -12:45 pm
Location: NWC 5720

Dr. Ming Xue
NWC 2502
Tel: 325 6037

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:30pm

We will also use for grade posting etc.

Syllabus  and Knowledge Expectations

Class Policy

Other Information, including important dates

Belustein Review Article

Chapter 1. Introduction to Mesoscale Meteorology

Chapter 2. Mountain forced flows

2.1. Mountain waves and severe downlope winds, and other forced orographic phenomena

2.2. Orographic precipitation Lecture notes and Houze book sections

Homework Assignment #1

Fortran Basics

Chapter 3. Planetary Boundary Layer and Related Phenomena

3.1. Planetary boundary layer and its structure

3.2. Drylines

3.3 Low-level Jet Blackardar (1957) paper

Study Guide for Exam 1. Example test from past (will be e-mailed)

Grade distribution.

Chapter 4. Convective Dynamics

4.1. Introduction to Moist Atmospheric Convection

4.2. Single-cell Storms Presentation for 4.1 and 4.2.

4.3. Multicell Thunderstorms

Lin et al (1998), Lin and Joyce (2001), and Fovell and Tan (1998) papers on cell regeneration in multicell storm

Houze book gust front and microbust sections.

Term project assigment.

4.4. Squall Lines

4.5. Bright Bands, Bow Echoes and Mesoscale Convective Complexes

Exam 2 Study Guide Grade Distribution

4.6. Supecell Storms and Dynamics

Past homework 2 and solution (consider this a study/review aid)

4.7. Tornadoes and Tornado Dynamics

Chapter 5. Hurricanes

Final Exam Study Guide Past final exam question and answer

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