ATMS 317 Homework { HW1, HW2, HW3, HW4, HW5, HW6, HW7, HW8, HW9, HW10} (return to main page)

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ASSIGNMENT 10.

Read all of chapter 6. Do problems:

6.9, 6.11, and 6.13.

Here's the surface, 850 mb, and 700 mb maps for problem 6.11.
Here is the interpretation of the symbols on the maps.

Here's the hodograph needed for 6.13.
Here's the table of numbers for 6.13.

Hodograph instructions.

ASSIGNMENT 9.

Read chapter 6 sections 1 and 2. Do problems:

6.1, 6.4, 6.6, and 6.7 (use f=0.0001 for the last problem).

Here are the problems.

ASSIGNMENT 8.

Heather will discuss this chapter on the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Meteorology and will help set up this problem.

Do problem 10.1.

ASSIGNMENT 7.

5.3, 5.9, and 5.10.

Here are the images needed for problem 5.9:

15 Feb 2003:
Surface
700 mb
500 mb
300 mb

ASSIGNMENT 6.

4.3, 4.4, 4.7, 4.9, and 4.11 part a.

In problem 4.11, with v=10m/s the skier lands on the snow at tf=1.838 seconds after launch,
for a ski slope of 42 degrees. Integrate the equation of motion for u to obtain x, the
eastward displacement, in mm units. Assume gravity alone determines the w.
The answer should be on the order of a few mm or so.

ASSIGNMENT 5.

3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12.

ASSIGNMENT 4.

3.1, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8.

ASSIGNMENT 3.

2.1, 2.3, 2.5 (do the partial derivative with respect to time as well), 2.6, and 2.7 (map needed for this problem).

ASSIGNMENT 2 due September 12th before class.

Read this guide to isoplething, to drawing isotherms and so forth on weather maps.

Do problems:

1.2 (map needed) [see this graph for analysis from Unisys]

1.3, 1.4

1.5 (map needed)

1.7 (map needed) [see this sequence of graphs 16Feb03_00z 16Feb03_12z 17Feb03_00z from Unisys]

1.8

1.10 (map 1, map 2, map 3)

ASSIGNMENT 1 due September 3rd before class.

1. What wavelength range is covered by short wave radiation? What is the source of shortwave radiation? What fraction of the top of the atmosphere shortwave radiation is in the near IR?

2. What wavelength range is covered by long wave radiation? What is the source of longwave radiation? What wavelength range is the longwave atmospheric window, and why is it important?

3. How much colder would the average Earth surface be if there were no atmosphere?

4. What year did Hadley propose his model for atmospheric circulation? What are some shortcomings of his model?

5. What theory was proposed by the German meteorologist Albert Defant, and in what year?

6. What branch of the Hadley cell is associated with the Earth's deserts? Why?