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ES 408: Dynamic Meteorology (MT)

Course Title

Dynamic Meteorology

Course Code

ES 408

Course Type

Track Mandatory (Meteorology Track)

Level

Master’s

Year / Semester

1st / 1st (Subject to change)

Instructor’s Name

Silas Michaelides (Leader), Filippos Tymvios, Demetris Charalambous

ECTS

10

Lectures / week

1 (3h)

Laboratories / week

None

Course Purpose and Objectives

The course aims to provide the principles of dynamics and kinematics of the atmosphere and familiarize the students with the synoptic-scale weather systems and their evolution in terms of the respective governing equations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course students should be familiar with the principle concepts of atmospheric dynamics and kinematics and the fundamental physical laws governing them.

Prerequisites

None

Course Content

  • Equations of Motion
  • Equations of State and Continuity
  • Hydrostatic Balance
  • Geostrophic and Ageostrophic Flow
  • Gradient Wind
  • Quasi-geostrophic Theory
  • Divergence and Vorticity
  • Potential Vorticity
  • Thickness and Thermal Wind
  • Atmospheric Energetics – Energy Cascading

Teaching Methodology

Topics lectures. Seminars/Workshops. Literature Reviews.

Bibliography

Howard B. Buestein: Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Mid-Latitudes Volume I - Principles of Kinematics and Dynamics

John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs: Atmospheric Science (Second Edition) - An Introductory Survey

James R.Holton: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (Fourth Edition)

John Dutton: Dynamics of Atmospheric Motion.

Assessment

Coursework and exam

Language

English

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