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Chapter 8 - General circulation-Hadleycell, trade winds, doldrums,ITCZ…- Semi-permanent high, low pressure cells, and monsoons- Jet stream, seasonal changes in the jet stream- Small-scale circulation patterns: land/sea breezes, valley/mountain breezes, Chinook/Santa Ana winds- ENSO – Phases and localteleconnections
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Chapter 9 - Airmasses and fronts/drylines- Different types of air masses, how they form, and their characteristics- Different types of fronts, and the differences betweenthem- Dry lines, and how they differ from fronts- Difficulties in identifying fronts
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Chapter 10 - Mid-latitude cyclones- The life cycle (3 stages), theircharacteristics- The causes of cyclones- The 3-D structure and their relationship to the jet stream- Preferred U.S. cyclone tracks
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Chapter 11 - Thunderstorms- Different types of lightning,lightning safety, U.S. lightning distribution- Thunder – what is it and how does it occur- Different types of thunderstorms and theircharacteristics (including severe vs. non-severe)- Downbursts –whatare they, how they form, their dangers toaircraft, different types- Tornadoes, how they form, their characteristics, where and when they occur
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Chapter 11 - Thunderstorms Cont’d- Tornadoclassification, tornado safety-Severe t-storm/tornado watches and warnings, their characteristics, and the differences betweenthe-Severe weather forecasting
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Chapter 12 - Hurricanes- Hurricane formation, structure, essential ingredients, and characteristics- Where and when do hurricanes occur, and what happens at landfall and why- Hurricane/tropical storm/tropical depression classification- The destructive forces of hurricanes- Hurricaneforecasts, trends in hurricane activity
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Chapter 13 - WeatherAnalysis andForecasting- National Weather Service and their forecast products- Forecasts vs.nowcasts-Deterministicvs. probabilistic forecasting- Why do weather forecasts go wrong?- Human vs. computer forecasts

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