Atmospheric and Climate Sciences II

Course Number: 
SIO 217B
Course Description: 

Structure of midlatitude synoptic systems; equations of motion, scale analysis, elementary applications and wave solutions; baroclinic instability theory; atmospheric general circulation and energetics; tropical dynamics; relationships between atmospheric dynamics, clouds, precipitation, and other weather and climate phenomena.

Prerequisites: 
graduate standing and SIO 217A or equivalent background, or consent of instructor.
Number of Units: 
4