SO 442 - Tropical Meteorology


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Course syllabus

Course policy

Online (free!) Tropical Meteorology textbook

Tropical weather briefing

Weather discussion grading rubric

Links to useful tropical weather briefing sites
1. NHC http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
2. University of Wisconsin satellite and shear http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/
3. UCAR RAL track and intensity models https://ral.ucar.edu/guidance/realtime/current/
4. Tropical Prediction Center surface analysis http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tafb_latest/USA_latest.gif
    TPC marine analysis home page http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/

Lecture Notes

Lesson 1- Introduction to the tropics

Lesson 2- Tropical circulation and scaling

Lesson 3- Tropical cyclone introduction

Lesson 4- Tropical easterly (African) waves

Lesson 5- More on tropical cyclones

Lesson 6- The Madden-Julian Oscillation
    MJO intro- Davies part 1 & 2

Lesson 7- The El Niņo-Southern Oscillation

Lesson 8- Monsoon circulations

Labs

Lab 1 Global base states and seasonal variability

Lab 2 Tropical cyclones and environment interaction

Assignments

Assignment 1 Introduction to the tropics

Assignment 2 Introduction to tropical cyclone formation
    - Article Gray 1968

Assignment 3 More on tropical cyclones

Assignment 4 The MJO