ATOC5600 Schedule



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DATE
TOPIC
Reading
Assignments
Others
01
24 Aug
Overview

02
26 Aug
Thermodynamic of dry air
RY-CH1

study Skew-T Mastery
03
31 Aug
Thermodynamics of dry/moist air RY-CH2

04
2 Sept
Thermodynamics of moist air
due EX01
05
7 Sept
Excursion to NCAR’s Marshall Field Site 
RY-CH3
study Skew-T Mastery
06
9 Sept
Literature study
 
07
14 Sept
Atmospheric Stability
H-CH2

08
16 Sept
Aerosols
H-CH3; RY-CH6,7
due EX02
09
21 Sept
Microphysics of warm clouds
H-CH3;
RY-CH6,7
due HW#1
10
23 Sept
Microphysics of warm clouds
H-CH3; RY-CH6,7 due EX03;
11
28 Sept
Microphysics of warm/cold clouds
H-CH3; RY-CH7,8
due EX04
12
30 Sept
Microphysics of cold clouds due HW#2
Lerning courses:
Winter weather
13
5 Oct
Microphysics of cold clouds

14
7 Oct
Winter weather 

15
12 Oct
Cloud and rain observations 
H-CH4; RY-11
due EX05
16
14 Oct
Midterm exam
H-CH4; RY-11
Learning courses: clouds+precip
17
19 Oct
Return Midterm/How to wirte a proposal

18
21 Oct
Cloud and rain observations

Learning courses: Radar
19
26 Oct
Literature presentations/Cumulus dynamics


20
28 Oct
Literature presentations/Cumulus dynamics

Cloud structure in satellite images
21
2 Nov
Literature presentations/Nimbostratus H-CH7

22
4 Nov
Literature presentations/Nimbostratus H-CH6
 
23
9 Nov
Literature presentations/Hurricanes
24
11 Nov
Hurricanes
H-CH8
25
16 Nov
Thunderstorms
H-CH8 due EX06
26
18 Nov
Thunderstorms
H-CH12

Proposal due

 

Fall Break
27
30 Nov
Orographic precipitaiton
H-CH12

due EX07

due HW#3

28
2 Dec
Final exam


29
7 Dec
Orographic precipitation


30
9 Dec
Proposal discussion


 

The course is devided into 6 major sections:
1) Fundamentals (purple)
2) Cloud microphysics (blue)
3) Observing instruments (green)
4) Phenomena (red)
5) Weather modification and cloud seeding (dark yellow)
 

 


Reedings are related to chapters in Houze ‘Cloud dynamics’ (H), Rogers and Yau ‘A Short course in cloud physics’ (RY) and Cotton and Pielke ‘Human impact on weather and climate’ (CP).

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