UW-Madison ATMOCN 100 - Stability and Weather Notes (13 pages)

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A lot of weather notes, there is a severe storm risk in Kansas Missouri region. And then some discussion of stability. And different terms that exist in stability like air parcels,and some basic principles.


Lecture number:
11
Pages:
13
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Atmocn 100 - Weather and Climate
Edition:
1
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Atm Ocn 100 Edition 1nd Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I Weather of the day a Knowing that there are different forecast predictions we should look at II Geostrophic Adjustment III Model IV Physic s Approach V Air Parcels VI Gradient Wind Balance VII Wave Patterns Outline of Current Lecture II Stability III Weather of the day a Convective weather b Clockwise motion air c Heat moving through a trough d Severe storms e Helicity IV Stability and what it means V Air Parcels VI Basic Principle VII Adiabatic Process a Dry Adiabatic Process b Moist Adiabatic Process Current Lecture Stability Reminders Homework 2 is due this Friday Today we are going to talk about Stability Stability This is when atmospheric forces match each other so there is no net movement This has a lot of implications of why clouds form and storms form Weather of the day National Centers for Environmental Prediction Today is a chase day Chasers are out in the field today looking for tornados One of the centers predicts that and we are going to look at that today This center is divided into a lot of sub centers The main office is located in Washington DC There s a tropical prediction center in Miami Storm prediction center is what we are going to look at today Storm Prediction Center http www spc noaa gov This site has information for assessing the potential for severe weather It has real time diagnostics of severe weather and weather systems that are causing severe weather Extensive tools for personal forecasting of severe weather We did not have this 20 years ago now we have so much more technology Now you can log on to this and see where you are relative to the storm Let s look at forecast for this afternoon An hour after this class ends What is being predicted is that there will be some cloudiness Today in the Kansas Missouri area that is where a lot of action is going to be By 0 z a lot of stuff is happening in Kansas area Looks like some rain The precipitation map shows that there is a yellow



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