ATM OCN (Meteorology) 100
MIDLATITUDE WEATHER SYSTEMSPART IV: THE SURFACE-UPPER AIR LINKAGE
Lecture #22 Scheduled for:
26 JUL 2004 (M)
Recommended Readings from Moran (2002):
pages 313-317; review 200-209.
Today's Lecture Objectives:
- To compare and relate the upper-air pattern with surface weather features.
- To contrast weather patterns associated with zonal flow aloft and those associated with meridional flow.
- To explain how a blocking pattern aloft can lead to weather extremes.
Series continues from Midlatitude Weather Systems: Anticyclones
B. RELATING SURFACE & UPPER AIR CIRCULATION SYSTEMS
- Weather Regimes
- Types of Flow Patterns Aloft
- Zonal Flow
- Meridional Flow
- Cutoff Lows
- Blocking Patterns
Last revision 3 August 2004 (0405 UTC)
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706