Unit 22

Schematic view of gravity waves. From Mölders and Kramm (2014)
Schematic view of gravity waves. From Mölders and Kramm (2014)

Learning goals

After completion of this unit students will be able to connect thermodynamic, cloud microphysical and dynamical concepts to

  • interpret extra-tropical cyclones in terms of the conveyor belt theory
  • explain jet dynamics, and calculate the speed of the jet based on the thermal wind equation
  • explain the general circulation

Students’ Tasks

  1. Watch this video
  2. Read chapter 6.10.2.2 included) and pp. 465-469 (included) in chapter 7 of Lectures in Meteorology.
  3. Answer questionnaire by 1500 AST the day before the next class.

You can get a printout of the powerpoint presentation here.

Frontal slope explanation

frontal slope explanation

Class work

Among other problems, we will apply the learned material to these tasks.