Monday October 22, 2012
Dry Thermo Params
DALR (Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate)
Potential Temperature (Poisson's equation)
We are taking a parcel of air and bringing it down to a reference level (P0=1000 mb)
-Lines of equal po
Friday October 12, 2012
Red L always indicates the center of our low. Cold front is typically
southwest; warm front is typically to the east.
Massive heat waves in the summer time, massive cold waves
Friday October 5, 2012
For question number 7 on the radar homework: What is the relationship between watts
and joules? How long it's transmitting during that hour?
Reflectivity is related to drop size to the 6th power. We are going to sum ov
Wednesday October 24, 2012
Atmos. Properties via Soundings
Temperature of air mass
Moist and dry layers
Precipitation type (ex: >400m subfreezing layer needed above surface for sleet)
Elevation and depth of cloud layers
Friday October 26, 2012
CAPE and Vertical Motion
We want to develop an expression that estimates the vertical motion potential for
a given amount of CAPE
Let's convert the potential energy (CAPE) into the knietic energy of vertical
Student Guide for Exam 1
Exam 1: October 10
Recall and understand the general concepts outlined in MET 103
1. What is a cold front?
A cold front is the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air.
2. What is a warm front?
A warm front is the boundar
Monday October 29, 2012
(look in journal)
Operational Numerical Models
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is a broad term to describe the use of
objective analysis and complex computer programs to forecast the state of th