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Mesosynoptic meteorology - NMET031
Title: Mezosynoptická meteorologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
RNDr. Marek Kašpar, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Meteorology and Climatology
Is incompatible with: NMEX031
Is interchangeable with: NMEX031
Annotation -
Definition and specification of mesoscale processes, their physical mechanism. Methods of diagnosis and forecast of these processes. Knowledge gained from lectures NMET023, NMET002, NMET035, NMET036 are supposed
Last update: BRECHLER/MFF.CUNI.CZ (25.04.2008)
Aim of the course -

Student gaines knowledge about atmospheric processes that are characterized with certain temporal and spatial scales.

Last update: BRECHLER/MFF.CUNI.CZ (25.04.2008)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Zkouška je ústní a její požadavky odpovídají sylabu předmětu v rozsahu, který byl prezentován na přednášce.

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2019)
Literature - Czech

Markowski, P. and Richardson, Y.: Mesoscale meteorology in Midlatitudes, Willey-Blackwell, 2010

P.S.Ray: Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting. AMS 1981

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2019)
Teaching methods -


Last update: BRECHLER/MFF.CUNI.CZ (25.04.2008)
Requirements to the exam -

Examination (see sylabus).

Last update: BRECHLER/MFF.CUNI.CZ (25.04.2008)
Syllabus -

1. Specification and characterization of the meso-scale and mesoscale processes. History. Temporal and spatial scales. Role of mesoscale processes from the view of energy spectral transport.

2. Basic types of instabilities in the atmosphere. Buyoant instability, inertial (symmetric) instability, Kelvin-Helmholtz waves, Brunt-Väisälä frequency.

3. Gravity waves, mechanism of creation, transport of momentum and energy.

4. Mountain waves, Förchtgott's classification, Scorer parameter, basic simplified model of the lee waves.

5. Thermally induced circulation, vertical density scale, shallow and deep circulation.

6. Atmospheric fronts and jet-streams. Frontogenetic function, frontogenesis and frontolysis, Kinematics and dynamics of frontogenesis and frontolysis, models. Q vector. Role of ageostrofic flow. Tropopause.

Last update: BRECHLER/MFF.CUNI.CZ (25.04.2008)
Registration requirements - Czech

absolvování předmětu "Synoptická meteorologie II" (NMET036)

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2019)
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