Unit 21

Cyclone over Great Britain. Data processing by N. Mölders
Cyclone over Great Britain. Data processing by N. Mölders

Learning goals

After completion of this unit students will be able to

  • To explain the role of Rossby-waves for the dynamics of extra-tropical cyclones by means of the Bjerknes polar frontal theory
  • Distinguish between warm and cold fronts by their cloud morphology, the change in thermodynamical state variables, their dynamical behavior and slope
  • Analyze weather accossiated with frontal passages

Students’ Tasks

  1. Watch this video
  2. Read chapter 6.9.2.1 to 6.9.2.2 (included) and 6.10 to 6.10.2.1 (included) of Lectures in Meteorology
  3. Answer the questionnaire by 1500 AST the day before class.

You can get a printout of the powerpoint presentation here.