Home Page for ESCI 344 - Tropical Meteorology

Dr. Alex DeCaria

e-mail:  alex.decaria@millersville.edu

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Lecture Notes: These are the notes that I use to prepare and deliver my lecture.  They are provided here as an additional resource for students.  However, they are not guaranteed to be complete, accurate, or up-to-date, and should not be viewed as a replacement for taking notes in class.  Should these notes conflict with anything I have stated or demonstrated in class, then what is presented in class takes precedence.  Please bring any discrepancies to my attention.
 
Lesson Number
Topic
1 Introduction to the Tropics
2
Tropical Cyclones:  Definitions and Warnings
3 General Circulation
4 Seasonal-mean Wind Fields
5
Tropical Cyclone:  Climatology
6
Local and Diurnal Circulations
7
Temperature, Clouds, and Rain
8
Tropical Weather Systems
9
The Tropical Oceans
10
Tropical Cyclones:  Structure
11
Tropical Cyclones:  Formation and Maintenance
12
Tropical Cyclones:  Movement
13
Monsoon