UBC  ATSC 201 - Meteorology of Storms

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Week 13 28 Nov - 4 Dec 2022
Monday (D1)Finish Homework from previous week.
Be sure your name, student number, and HW# are at top of every page.
Deadline:  Electronically submit your HW by the start of class, 2 pm Monday.
Morning
Midday
2 PMClass:
  1. Turn in HW.
  2. Discussion & interaction on topics from last week (bring your clicker).
  3. Show videos and weather maps of typical and extreme extratropical cyclones.
Topic: Extratropical Cyclone Case Studies
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Learning Goals
At the end of this section, you should be able to:

  1. Anticipate weather hazards associated with extratropical-cyclone passage.
  2. Synthesize extratropical cyclone info and consolidate your understanding of Lows. 

EveningReadings:
  • S.Ch16. Sections 16.1 through 16.4 (except p623). 
Warm-up Questions:
Do quiz W13 D2 online on Canvas.
Topic: Hurricane Characteristics, Structure, Evolution & Dynamics
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Learning Goals
At the end of this section, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the size and components of hurricanes.
  2. Categorize hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons into their proper oceans.
  3. Describe the trigger mechanisms for hurricanes.
  4. Explain how hurricanes intensify, and what controls their movement.
  5. Relate the Saffir-Simpson wind scale to winds and destructiveness.
  6. Explain why hurricanes can't cross or form at the equator.
Tuesday (D2)
Morning
Midday
Evening
10 PMDeadline to finish warm-up Qs.
Wed (D3).
Morning
Midday
2 PMClass
  1. Discussion & interaction on topics from readings (bring your clicker).
  2. Keynote slide show of hurricanes.

EveningReadings:
  • S.Ch16. Sections 16.5 through 16.10 (except p623).
Warm-up Questions:
Do quiz W13 D4 online on Canvas
Topic: Hurricane Dynamics & Thermodynamics
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Learning Goals
At the end of this section, you should be able to:

  1. Explain why warm sea-surface temperatures are needed.
  2. Explain what causes hurricanes to die.
  3. Explain why hurricanes need a warm core to exist.
  4. Relate the winds to the dynamics and thermodynamics of hurricanes.
Thurs (D4)
Morning
Midday
Evening
10 PMNo warm-up Qs.
Friday (D5).
Morning
Midday
2 PMClass: 
  1. Discussion & interaction on topics from readings (bring your clicker).
  2. Keynote slide show of hurricanes - part 2.

evening


Saturday(D6)
End-of-Week Numerical Homework Exercises.  
(Due at start of Monday's class.)
Homework 13:
S.Ch16: A1d, A3d (assume flow around a low-pressure center) , A5d (for flow around a high), A6d, A8d, A10a-d, A13d, A14d(vii). 


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Learning Goals
At the end of this section, you should be able to:
  1. Apply topics covered earlier this week to compute number answers & infer their significance.
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Sunday (D7)
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