PS 233

PS 233 Dynamic Meteorology (3 units)

Dynamic meteorology studies the motions associated with weather and climate. Thus, this course aims to conduct a theoretical analysis of the structure and the behavior of wave disturbances, Rossby and Kelvin waves, barotropic and baroclinic instabilities, energetics of atmospheric systems, wave dispersion and group velocity.

Prerequisite: none

Bibliography
 
Haltiner, G. J. & Martin, F. L., Dynamical and Physical Meteorology, McGraw-Hill.
Holton, James R., An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, New York: Academic Press Inc., 1972.
Houghton, John T., The Physics of Atmospheres 2nd Ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.