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MTO 322 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting II

Course Objectives

1. Building basic wheather analysis and forecasting background
2. Examination of synoptic and dynamics processes in the atmosphere
3.Learning the principles of weather forecasting and actual forecasting experience

Course Description

Jet Flows, Frontogenesis Process. Front Development, Relation between jet flows and fronts. . Frontal paterns on synoptic charts, Polar front theory and changes in the theory. Extratropical cyclones and anticyclones. Structure and development of cyclone and anti-cyclones in the westerly wind zones. Blockage phenomena. Tropospheric waves. Tropospheric waves and their interaction with the surface. Analysis of radiosonde and surface and upper air weather charts. Thermodynamic variables in humid air,Aapplications of thermodynamic diagrams. Atmospheric thermal and hydrostatic stability. Fog, precipitation and temperature predictions. Stability indices and charts. Severe storms. Lightning and Super cell storms. Multi cell storms. Squall-Lines. Analysis of Satellite images. Weather prediction methods. Case studies. Weather map analysis and weather prediction studies

Course Coordinator
Şükran Sibel Menteş
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