Course Information

Course Code:
Course Number:
Code Course Name Language Type
MTO 321 Weather Analysis and Prediction I Turkish Compulsory
Local Credits ECTS Theoretical Tutorial Laboratory
4 6 3 0 2
Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
Prerequisites MTO 333 MIN DD
or MTO 333E MIN DD
or MTO 337 MIN DD
or MTO 337E MIN DD
Class Restriction None
Course Description
This course is an introduction to atmospheric structure, elementary thermodynamics in synoptic meteorology. It includes theory and practice of weather analysis and forecasting, surface and upper air analysis, fronts and wave cyclones, satellite meteorology, sounding analysis, thermodynamic diagram, cross sections, forecasting. The emphasis is on factors important in short term weather changes, including stability/instability and atmospheric motion. Smaller-scale phenomena such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, lake-effect snows, and gravity waves will be covered. We limit ourselves to the midlatitudes. The processes studied include those that have an influence on the generation and decay of weather systems.