TOC - Seeing the Atmosphere Table of Contents 1 Ways of...

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Table of Contents 1. Ways of Seeing 1.1 Introduction 1-1 1.2 Graphs 1-5 1.3 Isopleths 1-8 1.4 Plotted Data 1-10 1.5 Images 1-12 1.6 Visualizations 1-14 1.7 Equations 1-14 1.8 Conceptual Models 1-16 Questions 1-17 2. Point Observations 2.1 Introduction 2-1 2.2 Accuracy and Representativeness 2-1 2.3 METAR Observations 2-4 2.4 Graphs in Time 2-9 2.5 Synoptic Observations 2-12 2.6 Ship and Aircraft Observations 2-17 2.7 Graphs in Space 2-19 Questions 2-21 3. Space, Time, and Motion 3.1 Wind Observations 3-1 3.2 Plotting Winds and Other Data 3-4 3.3 Derivatives in Time and Space 3-13 3.4 Advection 3-15 3.5 The One-Dimensional Advection Equation 3-17 3.6 Equations on the Brain 3-21 3.7 Space-Time Conversion 3-24 3.8 Phase Speed 3-27 Questions 3-29 4. Creating a Hand Analysis 4.1 Introduction 4-1 4.2 Observations 4-1 4.3 Types of Analysis Errors 4-2 4.4 Determination 4-3 4.5 State of the Atmosphere 4-5 4.6 Contour Spacing and Gradients 4-11 4.7 Creating Your Depiction 4-16 4.8 Common Errors 4-18
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ATMO 251-501/50 taught by Professor Alcorn during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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