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PH5012 - Meteorology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

Midlatitude systems observed structure of midlatitude synoptic systems; diagnostic equations, numerical predictions; idealised model of a developing baroclinic system; baroclinic instability and cyclogenesis; frontal systems and surfaces of discontinuity.Tropical Systems observed structure of large scale tropical systems; convection; origin of tropical disturbances; Tropical cyclones-structure, life cycle and models.General Circulation thermally driven circulation, the tropical monsoon; global energy and momentum; the energy cycle, global thermodynamics.

Learning Outcomes

  • to obtain a fundamental understanding of the physical processes controlling the behaviour of the lower atmosphere in general and factors influencing the weather in particular.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
Assessment: other exams (50%); assignments (50%).

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