Courses taught by Prof. Roebber:
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Advanced Synoptic/Mesoscale Meteorology (761; Graduate) The
purpose of this course is to gain an understanding at the graduate level of
the observed behavior of the atmosphere. Concepts will be developed for
multiscale atmospheric circulations. References to realtime weather will be
incorporated into the classwork, through the application of a range of
observational and forecast datasets (doppler radar, sounding analysis
the UWM Real-time MM5 modeling system etc.). Specific course topics will
be: (1) Extratropical disturbances in relation to the upper waves; (2)
Thermal structure of fronts and the corresponding wind field; (3)
Principal tropospheric jet streams; (4) Frontogenesis and related
circulations; (5) Three-dimensional flow in extratropical disturbances; (6)
Development of extratropical cyclones; (7) Weather in relation to
disturbances; (8) Organized convection in mid-latitudes.
- Synoptic Meteorology I (360; Undergraduate/Graduate) The purpose of this course is to
gain an understanding of the observed behavior
of the atmosphere through the application of basic theoretical principles.
Concepts will be developed for studying atmospheric circulations,
extratropical cyclones and anticyclones. Laboratory work will include the
development of diagnostic techniques suitable for a better understanding of
current weather.Syllabus Fall 2004
- Synoptic Meteorology II (361; Undergraduate/Graduate)The purpose of this course
is to gain additional understanding of the observed
behavior of the atmosphere (beyond basic QG theory) through the application
more advanced theoretical principles than were treated in 190-360. Concepts will be developed for
synoptic-scale cyclones and anticyclones, jets/fronts and convective
Laboratory work will include the use of these principles in a diagnostic
- Mesoscale Circulations (460; Undergraduate/Graduate)The purpose of this course is
to study mesoscale circulation systems ranging
from mesoscale convective systems (thunderstorms, squall lines etc.),
and surface-forced flows to mid-latitude rainbands and tropical storms. The
course includes lectures and a lab where the students will apply the
case studies of real mesoscale circulation systems.
- take-home questions
- Weather Discussion (690; Undergraduate/Graduate) The purpose of this course
is to put into practical context the ideas learned in
Synoptic Meteorology I and II. This course will be composed ENTIRELY of
real-time weather analysis and forecasting. The class will consist of
on the current weather pattern, highlighting features of special interest.
Real-time weather forecasts will be made for a series of locations.
- Survey of Meteorology (100; Undergraduate GER)An
introduction to meteorology, including the analysis of realtime weather