Tropical Meteorology

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Course Code: 
MET 1205
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course deals with tropical general circulation and systems that interact to cause the weather/climate in the tropical with special reference on Eastern Africa

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the observed temporal variability of meteorological elements and phenomena in the tropical atmosphere.
  • Describe the various types of instability and their role in the convection process using relevant examples.
  • Distinguish among the characteristics of the disturbances found in the tropical atmosphere, including their causes, growth and development, and dissipation
  • Outline the properties of tropical cyclones and describe their prediction and modelling.
  • Elucidate the distribution and controls of zonally asymmetric features of the tropics
  • Review the properties of tropical stratosphere that influence tropical climate/weather


Tropical Meteorology
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