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ATMO.4120 Synoptic Weather Patterns (Formerly 85.412)

Id: 039361 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course is focused on applying meteorological theory to real weather patterns, with an emphasis on how the theory helps to understand the broad forcing mechanisms for each pattern as well as gaining an appreciation for the individual characteristics of each example. Topics will include nor'easters, back-door cold fronts, Alberta clippers, upper-air blocking, snow squalls, and stationary fonts. Analysis techniques will use digital display software as well as manual analysis of plotted weather data. In addition to individual homework, some case studies will be examined in small groups.


Pre-Req: 85.308 Forecast & Synop Techniques I.

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