METEOROLOGY GRADUATE COURSES

 

METEOR 201: SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY. The general circulation; the structure and behavior of weather systems; the synoptic chart and methods of analysis; development, displacement and intensification of weather systems; prognosis. 3 units.
METEOR 202: SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY PRACTICUM. Practical work at the Weather Forecasting Office. 3 units.
METEOR 203: METHODS OF ANALYTICAL METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY. Mathematical and numerical methods in meteorology and oceanography; principles of statistical analysis; computer programming. 3 units.
METEOR 205: ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS. A qualitative course in meteorology designed for science teachers. 3 units.
METEOR 210: GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS. Kinematics of fluid flow; equations of motion in rotating fluid; vorticity, circulation and potential vorticity; Reynolds equation, stresses; Cartesian tensors; geostrophic flows. 3 units.
METEOR 213: CLIMATOLOGY. Theory of climate; relative transfer; energy balance; feedback systems; photochemistry of climatologically-active gases; climate variability and change; data analysis.3 units.
METEOR 221:PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY. Thermodynamics of the atmosphere; instability and convection; cloud and precipitation physics; radar applications; solar and terrestrial radiation; atmospheric electricity; optics. 3 units.
METEOR 232: DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. The equation of motion in vector form; horizontal frictionless flow; circulation and vorticity; the mechanics of pressure change; pressure tendency equation; vertical motions in the atmosphere. 3 units.
METEOR 233: ADVANCED DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. Wave solutions to the linearized equations of atmospheric flow; sound gravity and Rossby waves; linear stability problems; barotropic and baroclinic instabilities; selected topics. 3 units.
METEOR 234: NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION. Mathematical models for atmospheric prognosis and diagnosis; gridpoint and spectral representations; objective analysis. 3 units.
METEOR 241: TROPICAL METEOROLOGY. Low latitude dynamics; survey of tropical disturbances; development, structure and movement of tropical cyclones. 3 units.
METEOR 261: AGROMETEOROLOGY. 3 units.
METEOR 271: HYDROMETEOROLOGY. 3 units.
METEOR 283: AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY. Atmospheric disturbances; diffusion theory; estimation of diffusion from meteorological data; air pollution models. 3 units.
METEOR 296: GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1 unit.
METEOR 297: SPECIAL TOPICS. 3 units.
METEOR 300: MASTER’S THESIS. 6 units.
METEOR 321: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY. 3 units.
METEOR 331: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY. 3 units.
METEOR 341: RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN TROPICAL METEOROLOGY. 3 units.
METEOR 396: RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1 unit.
METEOR 399: INDEPENDENT DOCTORAL STUDY. 3 units.
METEOR 400: Ph.D. DISSERTATION. 12 units.