MR4262 Advanced Meteorological Prediction

The course requires previous weather forecast experience and covers advanced forecasting topics. A sample of topics covered include dust forecasting, orographic precipitation, mountain waves and downslope winds, cold-air damming and coastal frontogenesis, marine fog and stratus, ocean wind waves and swell, thunderstorms, and others. The focus is on the mesoscale aspects of forecasting and how to appropriately use observational and model tools for short-range to longer range forecasts of these phenomena. Hands-on practical forecast labs and briefings are used to demonstrate and practice the theory and techniques covered in the lectures.

Prerequisite

MR3262, MR3234, MR3522

Lecture Hours

3

Lab Hours

2

Quarter Offered

  • As Required