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Final Exam Review
22APR15
This exam will be like the Midterm. It will comprise 30 multiple choice questions and 8 long answer,
drawandexplain, or problems of which you must answer 6. It will be cumulative, including some
questions recycled and
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Homework #2
Due 02 Febuary 2015
Work these problems neatly on separate sheets of paper. Be sure to put your name in the upper right
corner of each sheet and to number them. This homework is due next Wednesday when we meet. It is
important that yo
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LEC 1.2 (Ch 8)
21JAN15
Objective: To extend the analysis of linear waves to Rossby waves in the Atmosphere and Oceans.
Reading: 8.48.6
Problems: Handout
BetaPlane Approximation: As we have seen the expression for the
Coriolis parameter is f =
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Homework #1
Due 21 January 15
Work these problems neatly on separate sheets of paper. Be sure to put your name in the upper right
corner of each sheet and to number them. This homework is due a week from Wednesday. You may work
together, but dont
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LEC 1.1 (Ch 8)
Rev 23JAN15
Objective: To introduce analysis of linear waves in the Atmosphere and apply it to sound waves and
internal gravity waves.
Reading: 8.1 through 8.3 in Houghton
Homework: Assignment 1

Summary of the equations of motio
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MidTerm Review
16MAR15
The exam will be 20% short answer and 80% problems, drawandexplain, or short essay. There will be
10 multiple choice and 10 longer questions of which you will to choose 8 to answer. You will need a
scientific calculator
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LEC 4
23FEB15
Objective: To present a basic overview of turbulence in the atmosphere.
Reading: Houghton, Ch 9.
Topics:
Reynolds number and viscosity
Turbulent flow and Reynolds stresses
Ekmans solution
Mixing length and logwind profiles
Spectra
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Atmospheric Waves
1
12 February 15
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Atmospheric Waves
12 February 15
The diagram on the previous page illustrates schematic dispersion diagrams (frequency as a function
of horizontal wavenumber k) for representative waves th
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Homework #1
Due 24 January 15
Work these problems neatly on separate sheets of paper. Be sure to put your name in the upper right
corner of each sheet and to number them. This homework is due a week from Wednesday. You may work
together, but dont
MET 4302
FINAL Exam Review
22APR15
The final exam will have 20 multiplechoice questions and ten longanswers, problems or draw and
explain. Of the latter you will need to answer 6. It will be worth 1/3 of tour grade. You will have the
entire two hours to
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AcousticBuoyancy Waves
16 FEB 2015
Consider the twodimensional (x and z), linearized, nonhydrostatic, x momentum, y momentum, and
buoyancy equations as derived previously using Exnerfunction/potential temperature
thermodynamics:
u '
u '
'
+u
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LECTURE 1A
12JAN 2015
Objective: To introduce the linear perturbation method and to apply it to several simple kinds of wave
motion.
Reading: CH 7, pp 182188, 192195, 204206, and 208213
Problems: 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4
Accurate prediction o
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Midterm Study Guide
18FEB15
The exam will be 40% short answer and the remainder (60%) longer (12 paragraphs) answer, problems,
and mathematical derivations. The second section will consists of 6, questions worth 15 points each.
Answer 4.
1. Be a
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Homework 2
Due 18 FEB 2015
1. Consider the linearized, rotational, nonhydrostatic, NavierStokes equations using Exnerfunction/potential temperature thermodynamics:
u '
u '
'
+u
f0v ' =
c p
,
t
x
x
v '
v '
'
+u
+ f0v ' =
c p
,
t
x
y
w '
w '
'
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Atmospheric Waves
1
2 February 15
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Atmospheric Waves
2 February 15
The diagram on the previous page illustrates schematic dispersion diagrams (frequency as a function
of horizontal wavenumber k) for representative waves that
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LECTURE 5
03APR15
Objective: Gain understanding of shallowwater waves on and equatorial beta plane
Reading: Holton pp. 394400
Topics:
Introduction
Governing equations
General solutions
o Rossby waves
o Inertiagravity waves
A special caseKelvi
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LECTURE 1B
21 January 2015
Objective: To apply the perturbation method to meteorologically significant problems.
Reading: Continue from LEC 2A
Problems: Continue from LEC 2A
ShallowWater Gravity Waves:
Consider a onedimensional shallowwater s
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LECTURE 2
05FEB14
Objective: To study the properties of barotropic Rossby waves.
Reading: CH 7, pp. 213219
Problems: Compute phase and group velocities for threedimensional Rossby waves as described by the
dispersion on p. 6.
Overview: Onedim
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LECTURE 1C
26 January 2015
Internal Gravity Waves in a Stratified Fluid
Governing equations for twodimensional waves in the xz plane:
1 p
u
u
u
+u +w = ,
x
t
x
z
1 p
w
w
w
+u
+w
= g,
z
t
x
z
0,
+u
+w
=
t
x
z
u w
0.
+
=
x z
These motions can be
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LECTURE 3A
23FEB15
Objective: To analyze baroclinic instability of normalmode Rossby waves in a vertically sheared zonal
flow.
Reading: CH 8, pp 230238
Problems: Written assignment
We will use a twolayer quasigeostrophic model where the upper
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LECTURE 3B
04MAR15
Objectives:
To understand vertical motion in unstable baroclinic waves
To understand the energetic of unstable baroclinic waves
To understand the atmospheric energy (Lorenz) cycle
Reading: Holton, pp238250
Problem: Handout
Ve
MET 4302, DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY II (ID U01 19487)
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Spring 2015
Instructor: Dr. Hugh Willoughby, Office: AHC5, 363. Phone: 3053480243. Email:
hugh.willoughby@fiu.edu.
Time and location: Lecture: MWF, 1:001:50 PM, AHC5, 357
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Homework 3
02MAR 15
1. Consider the following version of the shallowwater equations:
h
g ,
+ u u fv =
x
x
t
h
g ,
+ u v + fu =
x
y
t
h
u v
= + ,
H
+u h +v
x
y
t
x y
where u and v are the zonal and meridional perturbation wind
MET 4301 DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY I (ID 85596)
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fall 2014
Instructor: Dr. Hugh Willoughby, Office: AHC5 363. Phone: 3053480243. Email:
hugh.willoughby@fiu.edu.
Time and location: Lecture: MWF, 1:001:50 PM, AHC5 357
Office Hou
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LECTURE 1
2729AUG14
Objective: To introduce the equations of motion and describe the forces that act upon the Atmosphere
Reading: Read pp 521 in Chapter 1 of Houghton
Problems: Work 1.2, 1.4, and 1.17 on pp 24 and 25 at the end of Chapter 1 of