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701-1228-00L  Cloud Dynamics: Hurricanes

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2018
DozierendeU. Lohmann
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungHurricanes are among the most destructive elements in the atmosphere. This lecture will discuss the physical requirements for their formation, life cycle, damage potential and their relationship to global warming. It also distinguishes hurricanes from thunderstorms and tornadoes.
LernzielAt the end of this course students will be able to distinguish the formation and life cycle mechanisms of tropical cyclones from those of extratropical thunderstorms/cyclones, project how tropical cyclones change in a warmer climate based on their physics and evaluate different tropical cyclone modification ideas.
SkriptSlides will be made available
LiteraturA literature list can be found here: http://www.iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/master/modules/cloud_dynamics
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAt least one introductory lecture in Atmospheric Science or Instructor's consent.