METR 415/815: General Circulation of the Atmosphere

Prereqs: Junior standing; MATH 106 or 108H; METR 205 and 475/875; PHYS 211 or 211H; PHYS 221.
Development of the atmospheric circulation regimes, from planetary scale (e.g., the planetary waves) to synoptic scale (e.g., the cyclones and anticyclones) and mesoscale, their seasonal variations, and their roles in horizontal and vertical energy and water transports and budgets in the Earth system.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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