# 701-1221-00L Dynamics of Large-Scale Atmospheric Flow

Semester | Autumn Semester 2016 |

Lecturers | H. Wernli, S. Pfahl |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | Dynamic, synoptic Meteorology |

Objective | Understanding the dynamics of large-scale atmospheric flow |

Content | Dynamical Meteorology is concerned with the dynamical processes of the earth's atmosphere. The fundamental equations of motion in the atmosphere will be discussed along with the dynamics and interactions of synoptic system - i.e. the low and high pressure systems that determine our weather. The motion of such systems can be understood in terms of quasi-geostrophic theory. The lecture course provides a derivation of the mathematical basis along with some interpretations and applications of the concept. |

Lecture notes | Dynamics of large-scale atmospheric flow |

Literature | - Holton J.R., An introduction to Dynamic Meteorogy. Academic Press, fourth edition 2004, - Pichler H., Dynamik der Atmosphäre, Bibliographisches Institut, 456 pp. 1997 |

Prerequisites / Notice | Physics I, II, Environmental Fluid Dynamics |