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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Fall 2012

MET 4532 Hurricanes (ID 81885) and
MET 5530 Hurricane Meteorology and Impacts (ID 82700)

On-line Syllabus

On-line Graduate Syllabus

Time and location: MWF, 10:00-10:50AM, CBC-142.

Instructor: Dr. Hugh Willoughby
Office: PC 327B
Phone: 305-348-0243
Email: hugh.willoughby@fiu.edu.

Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00PM and Th 10:00-11:00 AM

External Links:

FIU Online Cloud Atlas
GOES Satellite Imagery at NASA/MSFC
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
HPC Surface Analysis
Miami Weather Forecast Office
Miami WSR-88D Radar
National Hurricane Center
NRL Satellite Imagery Site

Posted Lecture Notes

LECTURE 1: Introduction
Grad Recitation 1: Holland profile
LECTURE 2: Columbus, LaFloride & Redfield
LECTURE 3: Atmosphere Overview & The Tempest
LECTURES 4: Hurricane Structure
Grad Recitation 2: Friction and inflow
Grad Disaster Book Report
Homework #1: Pressure-Wind Relation
LECTURE 5: 19th Century, Samoa
LECTURE 6: Sun and sea
LECTURE 7: Convection
LECTURE 8: Trade winds
LECTURE 9: Heat engines
LECTURE 10: Intensity
Paper Assignment
Homework #2: Saffir-Simpson Scale
LECTURE 11: Galveston and Eary 1900s
LECTURE 12: Formation
LECTURE 13: Termination
LECTURE 14: Motion
Homework #3: Hurricane Motion
LECTURE 15: Exam #1 Review ,
Exam #1 Review Text,
Exam #1 Friday 28 September 2012 (Class Meeting 16)
LECTURE 17 & 18: Hurricanes of 1926, 1928, 1935 & 1938
LECTURE 19: Waves
LECTURE 20: Storm Surge
LECTURE 21: The 1940's
LECTURE 22: Rainfall
Homework #4: Waves and Rain
LECTURE 23: 1950s-1960s
LECTURE 24: Hurricane Flying
LECTURE 25: Remote Sensing
LECTURE 26: STORMFURY
Grad Recitation 3: MPI
LECTURE 27: Forecasting
LECTURE 28: Camille, Agnes & 1970
LECTURE 29: Tracy and Andrew
Exam #2 Review Text
LECTURE 30: Exam #2 Review
Exam #2 Tuesday 07 November 2012 (Class Meeting 32)
Information for NHC tour by non-US-citizens
NHC Tour Monday 5 November 2012, Regular class time.
PAPERS to TURNITIN by WENESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2012
FINAL PAPERS DUE WEDNESDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2012
LECTURES 32 & 33: 2004 & 2005 and Subsequently
LECTURE 34: Hurricanes & Climate
LECTURE 35 & 36: Human and Economic Impacts
LECTURE 37: Wind Engineering
LECTURE 38: Final Exam Review Power Point
LECTURE 38: Final Exam Review Text

Final Exam: 3 December 2012 (Monday)
9:45-11:45 AM, CBC 142