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2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATM 455/455L/555/555L Synoptic Meteorology II/Lab

Credits: (2-1) 3

Study and application of modern techniques for forecasting the development and movement of weather systems and for forecasting various weather phenomena. Includes discussion of numerical weather prediction and suite of forecasting models run daily by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction; use of current software packages such as NCL and GEMPAK for analyzing observed data and model output: interpreting weather phenomena in terms of dynamical theories; forecasting of convective weather phenomena; understanding the use of Model Output Statistics (MOS).

Prerequisites: ATM 450/450L  or permission of instructor.
Notes: Satisfies the meteorology distribution requirement for the ATM.M.S. program. Students enrolled in ATM 555/555L will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in ATM 455/455L.

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