MET4300_S2012_syllabus - MET 4300 Severe Weather Fall 2011...

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MET 4300 Severe Weather Course Syllabus Fall 2011 p. 1 of 3 Instructor: Dr. Haiyan Jiang; Office: PC 342B; Phone: 305-348-2984; Email: [email protected] . Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM Location: PC 442 Office hours: Mon&Wed, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM or by appointment Course Web Site: Course overview: This course focuses on introducing thunderstorms, squall lines, mesoscale convection systems, and their interactions with synoptic scale weather. We will also discuss impact synoptic scale weather, such as blizzards, floods, droughts. We will also look at methods of observing, analyzing, and predicting convective and mesoscale weather including the interpretation of satellite and radar images. A key reason for this course is understanding of middle-latitude, mesoscale weather systems. By “mesoscale” we mean storms that are significantly smaller than frontal cyclones (i.e. typical horizontal length < 1000 km) and have typical lifetimes shorter than a day. These systems are dominated by convection. Their winds are not geostrophic. Mesocale weather is dramatic, spectacular, and sometimes deadly. Prerequisite: General Meteorology (or instructor’s permissio n). Textbook:
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course MET 4300 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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