a) The principal that explains the density increasing exponentially in the atmosphere is
explained by the idea that the atmosphere has non-uniform levels of atmospheric molecules.
Density = M/V^3. This equation shows that if the mass of the molecules i
Chapter 4: Applications of the Equations of Motion
What are the objectives of this chapter?
- The objectives are to illustrating various simple applications of these equations to observable
phenomena in the mid-latitude atmosphere.
4.1 Pressure as a Verti
Part 1: Ensamble Forecasting
1) Forecast for Sunday April 1st
It would appear that high temperatures would be in the 65-72 degree range with
mostly sunny skies.
I.i. The Ensembles have a rather large ridge extending over Illinois and much
a) Relative vorticity at 500mb
b) The vort max is at the low pressure center with weaker vorticity down the fronts.
- This can be seen in the UP of Michigan where a vort max exists additionally it
can be seen where vorticity extends out from the low in
Answer (relative vorticity)
Dynamic Meteorology II
NOTE: There is more space at the end of the exam if you need it.
1. Rossby waves (such as the waves in the jetstream) that we see propagating in the atmosphere travel from west to east, but
1) Isentropic analysis
- Conserved for diabatic motion (phase change/diurnal heating)
- Potential temp slopes down towards warmer air
- Contains adiabatic component of vertical motion (w)
2) Pressure advection
- Is equal to Temp advection on an isentropic
Omega (final) lab
1) It represents the 500mb height level this is seen by the range of heights which fall within
the average level for the 500mb height. Additionally the 500mb height is the most
common area to look at for vorticity.
2) The unit for vortic
V_Relative W (vertical velocity)
Lab 3 (equations of motion) corrections
3) I used the pressures from 14z instead of 13z. The corrected work is shown on the attached
4) In question 4 I had the wrong sign for the V wind. The wind direction was out of the north
resulting in a negativ
Dynamics Final Sounding Severe Weather Analysis
The sounding is indicative of a marginal chance for severe thunderstorms. CAPE is rather
marginal appearing to be 1000-1200 J/kg elevated above a 660mb LFC. It appears that the LFC
may be as low as 720mb but
Homogeneous Nucleation Theory Lab
1) There are 3 excel sheets labeled 1,2 and 3 (Question 1 is sheet1)
a) In excel sheet 1
b & c) Graph Below
i) As the relative humidity increases the critical radius needed decreases or in other
words the critical radi
Kohler Curve Lab
1. Work in excel file
a. 1.00054000871579 g/kg
b. 1.00053986296355 g/kg
c. 1.45752234 X 10-7
d. 3.53972714 X 10-15
e. 1.45652237 X 10-7 (If full equation is 7 terms)
2. Work in excel
3) In excel Q3
a) They are not similar when the drop
1) What is and what is not scientific research?
-Scientific research is the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information in
order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon which we are interested or
- Research is not
QUANTIFYING THE INTERNAL MICROCLIATE OF MIDWESTERN CORNFIELDS
AND ITS EFFECTS ON CORN YIELD
Mentor: Dr. Mario R Carlone JR & Dr. Redina Herman
Geog 405: Methods of Research
This study will investigate the intern