Regional Weather and Climate Modeling

Mesoscale atmospheric dynamics and regional climate dynamics. Application of regional weather and climate model to regional weather, climate modeling and forecast problems. Multi-scale physical processes, such as mesoscale and convective-scale phenomena, low-level jets, mountain waves and orographic precipitation, land/sea breezes, cyclones etc., will be discussed in order to understand the linkage between regional weather and climate.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 85.234 Scientific FORTRAN Programming, 85.301 Atmospheric Dynamics and 85.415 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics I.

Link to Course Catalog: 85.510 ATMO.5100 Regional Weather and Climate Modeling

Additional Course Information (from sample syllabus):
This course is designed for students to understand mesoscale atmospheric dynamics and regional climate dynamics, and to have hands-on experience to solve regional weather and climate modeling and forecast problems by using a  regional weather and climate model. Multi-scale physical processes, such as mesoscale and convective-scale phenomena, low-level jets, mountain waves and orographic precipitation, land/sea breezes, cyclones, etc., will be discussed to understand the linkage between regional weather and climate. Students will learn how to do regional climate modeling and forecasts.  Based on their personal interests, students can also do projects to tailor regional modeling results for applications on real-world problems such as wind and solar energy analyses.