Unit 20

Advection under various conditions. From: Mölders and Kramm (2014)
Advection under various conditions. From: Mölders and Kramm (2014)

Learning goals

After completion of this unit students are able to

  • interpret weather maps by applying the thermal wind concept
  • apply the concepts of a barotopic or barocline atmosphere to identify cold and warm air advection and discuss fronts
  • utilize the continuity equation to discuss atmospheric process
  • distinguish between compressible and incompressible flow
  • apply Reynolds averaging to the primitive equations
  • explain the Bousinessq approximation and the inelastic approach
  • explain the closure problem of turbulence and distinguish between 1st and 2nd order closure

Students’ Tasks

  1. Watch this video
  2. Read chapter 6.4.6 to 6.6 (included) and 6.8 to 6.8.4.1 (included) of Lectures in Meteorology
  3. Answer the questionnaire by 1500 AST the day before class.

You can find the powerpoint presentation here.

Class work

Based on the learned material, we will discuss and solves these tasks.