UW-Madison ATMOCN 100 - Basic Variables Defining State of the Atmosphere (6 pages)

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Weather notes, Some variables defining the state of the atmosphere


Lecture number:
3
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Atmocn 100 - Weather and Climate
Edition:
1
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Atm Ocn 100 1nd Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Main cloud types II Cloud identifications III Beginning of atmosphere composition Outline of Current Lecture IV Weather Notes V Composition of Atmosphere VI Temperature VII Density VIII Pressure Current Lecture First homework due a week from Friday Website of the Day http tropic ssec wisc edu website from last class we are just looking at this for a minute Back to cyclone website Now there are way more tropical storms They are numbering them now One example is Tropical storm 15 Investigation areas where they are watching for tropical storms Now in the Atlantic there could be more tropical cyclones Patches of cloudiness made in vest areas see a little bit of circulation in them And when there is circulation in clouds they investigate them http cup aos wisc edu Professor Tripooili s model web site Here is today s website This is a National weather service model run in Washington In Washington there is the national center for weather prediction This model is a prediction of the entire earth s service The model is from pole to pole 360 degrees around This is the whole thing It runs with a special kind of model we won t get into today It runs at resolution that isn t extremely high Not a lot of detail that some local models can They also run local model over America called the North American Model NAM The title of today is 12 UTC NAM The NAM run can do 2 of them every forecasting period The GFS even though it is a global model the resolution may not be quite as high as NAM it seems to be a better model Could be better because global not just regional mode The model run here by Tripoli displays things he wants to see There are variables that we want to see Display shows cloudiness shadiness Shows where it is actively raining And it shows amount of heaviness of rain coming down Models always based on universal time code which is Zulu time Which is the time in England at the dateline UTC Universal time code They



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