AS 205: Tropical Meteorology

Course Number and Title: AS 205 (Tropical Meteorology)
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Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: AS 201, AS 230
 

Course Description:
A course on the dynamics of meteorological disturbances in the tropics. Topics include global-scale and monsoon circulations, the intertropical convergence zone, tropical waves, tropical cyclones, local circulations, and convective disturbances; and the El Niño and La Niña phenomena.
 
 

Bibliography:
An on-line module: Introduction to Tropical Meteorology.
Anthes, R. (1982). Tropical Cyclones – Their Evolution, Structure, and Effects. USA: American Meteorological Society.
Asnani, G.C. (2005). Tropical Meteorology, vol. 1, 2 and 3. India: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.
Atkinson, G.D. (1971). Forecasters’ Guide to Tropical Meteorology. USA: Air Weather.
Hartmann, D. (1994). Global Physical Climatology. USA: Academic Press.
Hastenrath, S. (1988). Climate and Circulation of the Tropics. USA: Reidel.
Hennon, C.C. (2006). Tropical Meteorology: A First Course. USA: University of North Carolina Asheville Press.
Holton, J.R. (2004). An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (4th ed). USA: Academic Press.
Krishnamurti, T.N. (1979). Tropical meteorology. USA: Compendium of Meteorology.
Palmer, C.E. (1951). Tropical Meteorology. USA: Compendium of Meteorology.
Ramage, C. (1995). Forecaster’s Guide to Tropical Meteorology. USA: Air Weather Service Scott AFB.
Ramage, C. (1974). Monsoon Meteorology. USA: Academic Press.
Riehl, H. (1979). Climate and Weather in the Tropics. USA: Academic Press.
Riehl, H. (1954). Tropical Meteorology, USA: McGraw-Hill.
Sharkov, E.A. (2001). Global Tropical Cyclogenesis, USA: Springer.
 

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