UW-Madison ATMOCN 100 - Extratropical Cyclones Conclusion (6 pages)

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Extratropical Cyclones Conclusion


A lecture about troughs and how they lead to cyclones

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Atmocn 100 - Weather and Climate
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Atm Ocn 100 Edition 1nd Lecture 35 Outline of Last Lecture I Reminders II Weather of the day III Air Masses and Fronts a Illustration of different fronts IV Extratropical Cyclones Outline of Current Lecture II Announcements III Weather of the day IV Some Review V Troughs Cyclones VI Summary For Cyclone East of Rockies VII Cyclones Forming Along Gulf and East Coasts Current Lecture Announcements Homework due today There is a new homework that only half will be due next week The other half will be optional if turned in we get extra credit Homework Due Friday December 12 2014 TYU Ch 13 2 4 6 7 18 TYPSS 3 TYU Ch 16 1 2 3 7 11 TYPSS 2 Extra Credit Not to be covered in Class TYU Ch 17 1 3 5 13 TYU Ch 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Weather of the day Yesterday we can see a storm that started off as a category 5 tropical cyclone It is supposed to hit the Philippines The eye dissipates as it weakens The clouds around it how they look make it seem like there is something from the west causing the storm to weaken Another map is the sheer map it shows the difference of wind speed there is from upper levels to low levels The streamlines are the direction the wind is coming from The wind is weakening but the Philippines will still be hit with a category 3 tropical cyclone This was one of the strongest recorded super typhoons but now it is dissipating a little bit so it will be more like a category 3 instead of a category 5 The sea surface temperatures are warm but they aren t a lot warmer then normal So it is interesting we are getting these really strong typhoons so late in the season Typhoons take warm water and turn that warm water into vapor The sun warms the water and then it evaporates that evaporation turns into vapor and then it condenses and turns it back into heat This warms the air and transmits back to the atmosphere The water cycle warms the atmosphere Hurricanes suck energy right out of the water and then go into the atmosphere Where does the energy go after that The air has warm

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