Class Notes for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at University of Colorado - Boulder (CU-BOULDER)



CU-BOULDERATOC 1050Melissa NigroFall

ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Hurricane Hunters, Tropical Cyclone Warnings And Watches, Atmospheric Pressure

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2 Dec 2016
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Hurricane forecasting: meteorologists analyze surrounding atmospheric conditions to prepare a hurricane forecast (using satellite images, hurricane hun
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Tornado Warning, Multiple-Vortex Tornado, Weather Radar

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15 Nov 2016
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Chapter 10 (continued part 4): thunderstorms and tornadoes: tornado watches: alert the public to the possibility of tornadoes over a specified area for
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Outflow Boundary, Tornado Warning, Cumulus Cloud

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10 Nov 2016
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Chapter 10 (continued part 3): thunderstorms and tornadoes. Supercell thunderstorms: made of a single, very powerful cell, vertical heights extend to 2
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Intertropical Convergence Zone, Wind Shear, Vertical Draft

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8 Nov 2016
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Potential Gradient, Lightning

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3 Nov 2016
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Freezing Rain, Water Vapor, Dew Point

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1 Nov 2016
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Tues/thurs 9:30-10:45am: weather forecast- a scientific estimate of the weather conditions at some future time. Chapter 9: weather forecasting: tempera
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Norwegian Cyclone Model, Polar Front, Westerlies

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27 Oct 2016
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Polar-front theory (norwegian cyclone model: the majority of weather in the mid-latitudes (florida to alaska) is generated by mid-latitude cyclones, th
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Air Mass

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18 Oct 2016
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Air mass: an immense body of air, usually 1600 km (994 miles) or more across and several kilometers thick. The air is characterized by homogeneous phys
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Wind Direction, English Units, Ideal Gas Law

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27 Sep 2016
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ATOC 1050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Smog, Exosphere, Radiosonde

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25 Aug 2016
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Meteorology: the scientific study of the atmosphere and the atmospheric phenomena as well as the atmosphere"s interaction with the earth"s surface and
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ATOC 1050 Lecture 3: Week 3

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8 Feb 2019
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Heat imbalance drives weather patterns; the inclination of earth"s axis drives seasons. The summer solstice occurs at the tropic of cancer (23. 5 degre
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ATOC 1050 Lecture 4: Week 4

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8 Feb 2019
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Vapor pressure and the number of water molecules in the atmosphere are positively correlated. Saturation vapor pressure is the pressure of motion of wa
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