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The Australian Atmospheric Environment: A Synoptic-Scale Approach (6 points)


Leader: Professor Nigel Tapper

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

Synopsis: Synoptic-scale weather processes and phenomena of importance in the Australasian region. Atmospheric stability and air mass characteristics. Origins of horizontal motion and the thermal wind concept. Processes important in the generation of synoptic-scale weather systems. Tropical and temperate weather systems and their development in the Australasian region. Weather forecasting in the region.

Assessment: Written (2000 words): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 40% + Practical work/fieldwork: 20%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (two lectures per week and one 2-hour practical per fortnight), compulsory field excursion

Prerequisites: Second-year physical geography or environmental science or mathematics or permission

Prohibitions: ATM3212

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