Geog/ESPM 1425: Introduction to Meteorology/The Atmosphere, Fall 2010 Readings are from E. Aguado and J.E. Burt, Understanding Weather and Climate, 5th edition. Approximate Lecture and Reading Schedule Schedule updates will be announced in class Date Sept
Geog/ESPM 1425: Introduction to Meteorology/The Atmosphere Fall 2010 Lab Schedule and due dates Dates (Tu/Wed/Th) NO LAB First week of classes Sept 7, 8, 9 1 West Bank Weather Observations (100) Sept 14, 15, 16 2 October Weather Observations (180) Sept 21
o A 3-D grasp on fronts and frontal movements and cyclones
o Air Masses
o An air mass is a defined as a large body of air with very similar characteristics.
Generally speaking, air masses are generally defined by temperature and
Air Masses, Fronts and Global Wind Patterns
o CGS Earth Science
o Air Masses
Air mass - a large dome of air which has similar horizontal
temperature and moisture characteristics throughout.
Very similar to a balloon.
Boating Course Weather
o Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
As an operator of a small vessel you can not safely ignore the weather.
Even an elementary knowledge of theoretical meteorology can add
greatly to piece of mind, comfort, and competence
o Once emitted pollutants:
o By meteorological conditions
o Air Pollutant Cycle
o Pollutants moved from source
o May undergo physical and chemical changes
Smog interaction of N
Boundary Layer Defined
o A boundary layer is the layer next to a physical boundary such as the inside wall
of a pipe. In our case the earths surface.
o Transport processes modify the lowest 100 to 3000 m AGL (above ground level)
of the troposphere creati
o Self- Briefing Procedures
o Weather Awareness
- Big picture, whats the general weather along your route.
- Look outside
- Look at the weather on the TV
- Get the big picture from your home computer
- Self Briefing cont.
o Are you ready
o Dynamics for the atmosphere-ocean system
o Theory, numerical models & statistical data analysis
o Concepts of flow, energetics, vorticity, wave motion
o Atmosphere: extratropical synoptic scale systems
o Oceanic wind driven and thermohaline ci
o The History, Structure, Development, and Destruction
o What is a hurricane?
Violent cyclonic storm that develops in the tropical region
Wind speeds are > 74 mph
o Rotation and Pressure
In which direction does a hurricane rotate?
Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) Mission & Vision
o NSIR Mission
o To prevent nuclear security incidents and prepare for and respond to safety and
o NSIR Vision
o To be a valued partner in homeland security and national emerg
Mesoscale convective systems
Tornadoes: about 100-600 m, last 1 minute to 1 hour
Thunderstorms: about 10 Km, last 10 minutes to a couple of hours. 3
types: ordinary, multicell, supercell
Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs): A cloud
GEOG/ESPM 1425 Lab 2 October Observations and Analysis
Name: _ Lab Day _
Please use the information from your recording sheet and from the web to answer the following questions. 1. Please complete the following table: Your approximate observation time _ M
Lab 2: October Weather Observations 180 points This exercise has four purposes: 1. to get you into the habit of observing the weather, 2. to give you practice in the basic elements of plotting weather data, 3. to give you experience in reading and interpr
Geog/ESPM 1425 October 2010 Weather Observations Recording Sheet See Lab handout for data format Name: _
Date Max T Diagram here Min T Date 10/1 Precip Obs time Your location Obs time U.S. surface conditions write your notes in this space
Lab Day _
Lab 4: Measurement uncertainty 90 points Introduction: Measurements of weather elements such as temperature, humidity, and wind speed or any other measurement, for that matter are subject to several kinds of uncertainty. There might be differences in the
GEOG/ESPM 1425 LAB 5: ENERGY BALANCE MODELS
75 points Our goal for this lab exercise is to examine how energy enters and leaves the earth and how the earth achieves an energy equilibriumthe energy balance. By looking at the energy inputs and outputs, we a
GEOG/ESPM 1425 Lab 5: Energy Balance Model 75 points Name _Morgan Borine _ Lab day _
To begin, please go to our lab web page, or: http:/www.shodor.org/master/environmental/general/energy/energy.html And please note the following: When you run the mod
Climate change and agriculture: Will extreme weather leave us hungry?
o Crop science applied to sustainable production, particularly of horticultural crops
Crop genetics, breeding, crop production, crop protection
o Strong Defra and industry linkages