UBC  ATSC 201 - Meteorology of Storms

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Week 10 7 - 13 Nov 2022
Monday (D1)Finish Homework from previous week.
Be sure your name, student number, and HW# are at top of every page.
Deadline:  Submit your HW electronically by the start of class, 2 pm Monday.
Morning
Midday
2 PMClass:
  1. During first 25 minutes, see slide show & mini-lecture on cloud identification.
  2. In the second 25 minutes, continue with discussion of general circulation, geostrophic winds, and the thermal wind relationship.


.To refresh your knowledge about today's general-circulation topics, please re-read the following (from last week):

 S.Ch11.  p341 - 349.
Topic (in first 30 minutes): Tutorial on Cloud Identification.
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Learning Goals - Clouds
At the end of this section, you should be able to:

  1. Look at clouds and classify them into stratiform, cumuliform, or special.
  2. Look at normal clouds and identify/name them.
  3. Relate what you see with your eyes to what weather radars and satellites see.
  4. Be able to use high-dynamic-range (HDR) photography to take better cloud photos with your mobile device.
Topic (in last 20 minutes): General Circulation2: Thermal Wind.
Learning Goals - (Continuing unfinished parts from last week)
At the end of this section, you should be able to:
  1. Explain how each of the following dynamical processes works:
      a) hydrostatic thermal circulations
      b) geostrophic adjustment
      c) the thermal wind relationship

EveningReadings:
  • To prepare for the Satellite Image Interpretation Tutorial next Monday: Read S.Ch8.p219-224 (top 2/3), and p227-235(top paragraph).  [Namely, skip the radiative transfer eq. and weighting functions, and skip details on the sounder and sounding retrievals.]

Warm-up Questions:
Do quiz W10 D2 online on Canvas.



Caution
.  The Warm-up Quiz is still due Tuesday evening by 10 PM Pacific Time, even though Wednesday is the start of the mid-term Fall Break.
Tuesday (D2)
Morning
Midday
Evening
10 PMDeadline to finish warm-up Qs.
Wed (D3)
HOLIDAY - Fall Break
Morning
Midday
2 PM

Class
Holiday:  no class meeting

Evening
HOLIDAY - Fall Break

Thurs (D4)
Morning
Midday
Evening
10 PM
Friday (D5) HOLIDAY - Fall Break
Morning
Midday
2 PM

Evening
Although Saturday and Sunday are not officially included in the mid-term Fall Break, go ahead and use these extra days to relax and de-stress. 
No homework this weekend.


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Saturday(D6)
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Sunday (D7)
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Notes: The textbook for this course is Stull, 2018: "Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science", available for free online, at  https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/ .

The reading and homework assignments use the following abbreviations to indicates various parts of this textbook:

Legend:
Ch = chapter.
A = "Apply" exercises.
p = page number.
S = Stull, 2018:  "Practical Meteorology" book (online).
s = "Synthesize" exercises.
E = "Evaluate & Analyze" exercises.