ATMS 452 Course Outline

(Some Change in Order Possible)

Introduction

History of weather forecasting

Overview of the forecast process

Basic approaches to forecasting primary meteorological parameters

Numerical weather prediction

Data collection, assimilation, and model initialization

Description of the major modeling systems

Post-Processing of Model Output: MOS and other methods

Ensemble and probabilistic forecasting

Convective systems

Review of  structure and evolution

Radar principles and interpretation.

Forecasting thunderstorms and severe convection.

Aviation meteorology

Forecasting aircraft icing, turbulence, and obstructions to visibility.