May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AES 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). Laboratory section to include real-time weather forecast discussions, detailed analysis of example case studies, and the use of various meteorological software packages for analyzing observed data and model output.

Prerequisites: For AES 455, AES 450/450L  or permission of instructor. For AES 555, graduate standing.
Corequisites: AES 455L/555L
Notes: Students enrolled in AES 555/555L will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in AES 455/455L.

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