ATM OCN (Meteorology) 100
WIND: A FUNDAMENTAL WEATHER ELEMENT
PART I - OBSERVATIONS & SCALES of MOTION
Lecture #13 Scheduled for:
7 JUL 2004 (W)
Recommended Readings from Moran (2002):
pages 169-172; 184-185; 186-188.
Today's Lecture Objectives:
- To distinguish between scalar and vector quantities.
- To identify the instruments used to measure wind speed and wind direction.
- To rank the various scales of atmospheric motion.
- What are Winds?
- Importance of Winds
- Human significance
- Meteorological significance
- Naming the winds
B. WIND OBSERVATIONS & ANEMOMETRY
- Historical Wind Observations
- Modern Wind Observations and Techniques
- Modern Wind Instruments
C. SCALES OF ATMOSPHERIC MOTION
- The Importance of Scale
- Planetary Scale
- Macro or Synoptic Scale
- Mesoscale Scale - Organized Turbulence
- Microscale - Turbulence
- Scale Interaction
Links to Other References:
- The Forces & Wind module from Weather World 2010 (Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign).
- Wind Energy Conversion Systems
- American Wind Energy Association
- A graphical display of the power generated last week by a low-wind speed turbine project near Green Bay.
- For Educational Resources
- Blustery Beginnings - Links to educational information and activities involving wind. (From the Franklin Institute)
- Educational resource unit (K-12) on air pressure from Nebraska Earth Science Education Network (NESEN):
Elementary level - Blowin' in the Wind
Latest revision: 21 July 2004 (1200 UTC)
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706