Mesoscale Meteorology

START:
January 17, 2017
DURATION:
TR 11:30-12:45
ID:
METR 4433.001

INSTRUCTORS:

Kelvin Droegemeier
Weathernews Chair Emeritus; Vice President for Research; Regents

Address

National Weather Center, Room 5600, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072   View map

Categories

Spring 2017

Time: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:45
Room: NWC5600
Instructor: Droegemeier
Class Web Site http://kkd.ou.edu
Facebook Page http://facebook.com/groups/OUMETR4433

Course Syllabus

Instructor

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier (kkd@ou.edu)
Office: Five Partners Place, Room 3211 (325-3806)
Office Hours: To be announced

Grader

Ms. Larissa Reames (lreames@ou.edu)
Office: National Weather Center, Room 5104
Office Hours: To be announced

Required Text

Markowski, P. and Y. Richardson: Mesoscale Meteorology in Midlatitudes. Wiley-Blackwell, 430pp.
Supplemental Holton, J.R., 1992: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, 4th Edition, Academic
Press, 535pp.
Trapp, R.J., 2013: Mesoscale-Convective Processes in the Atmosphere. Cambridge University Press,
346pp.

Prerequisites

METR 4133 (Dynamics III) and METR 4424 (Synoptic Laboratory) or their equivalents. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A GRADE OF “C” OR BETTER IN THESE PREREQUISITES YOU CANNOT ENROLL.

Content

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the application of atmospheric dynamics and physical analysis techniques to mesoscale phenomena. Topics include definition of the term “mesoscale,” radar principles and interpretation, drylines, deep convective storms, tornadoes,
mesoscale convective systems, mesoscale cellular convection, horizontal convective rolls, land/sea breezes, mountain waves and hurricanes.

Grading

Homework Problems 25%
Weekly Quizzes 10%
2 Hour Exams (Thursday, Feb 16 and Thursday, Mar 30) 30%
Comprehensive Final Exam (Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 am) 35%

The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities. Those having such a need are requested to speak with Dr. Droegemeier as early in the semester as possible. Students with disabilities also must be  registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to receiving accommodations in this course. You may contact the ODS at Goddard Health Center, Suite 166, phone 405-325-3852 or TTD only at 405-325-4173.

It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand the University of Oklahoma Student Code, especially that governing Academic Misconduct. Violations of the Student Code will not in this course.

 

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