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Large-Scale Weather and Climate (6 points)


Leader: Dr Steven Siems

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The phenomena discussed include: greenhouse climate change, the Antarctic ozone hole, El Nino, radiative-convective equilibrium, global wind distribution, Hadley circulation, jet streams, global heat and momentum balance, Monsoon circulations, geostrophic wind, gradient wind, cyclostrophic wind, thermal wind, and extratropical cyclones and anticyclones.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 50% + Laboratory work: 25% + Assignments: 25%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and 2 hours of support classes per week (average)

Prerequisites: MTH1020 or equivalent

Prohibitions: ATM3022

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