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AHS 280. Weather Analysis

Department: Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences
Description: Analysis of weather data, surface and upper-air charts, and derived fields. Structure and evolution of weather systems in the mid-latitudes. Analysis of current weather. Operational weather forecasting.
Prerequisites: AHS 260
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Integrated Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze troughs, ridges, highs, lows, and fronts on weather maps
2. Identify areas of vorticity and temperature advection
3. Diagnose potential for cyclone growth/decay
4. Create weather maps and charts using observed data and model output
5. Diagnose the three-dimensional distribution of clouds and precipitation in observations and forecasts

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