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Unformatted text preview: MPO 551 Homework #4: Due Nov 16 (1) Using the current analysis and the forecasts at : http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/ and http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/ look at the following fields, and discuss the development of the low pressure over the US: QG Vorticity: Advection of relative vorticity (an easy one) QG Tendency: Warm/cool advection beneath the 500 mb trough Omega: Advection of relative vorticity by the thermal wind (look for 500 mb T contours 1/4 wavelength upstream of Z contours) (2) Based on Dr. Mapes lecture, discuss the general characteristics of this image of total cloud cover in the tropics: ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course MPO 551 taught by Professor Zhang,c during the Summer '08 term at University of Miami.
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