ATOC 4550 - Mountain Meteorology Course uri icon



  • Investigating main processes that control weather and climate in the western United States and other mountain ranges around the world is the emphasis of this course. Provides an advanced survey of synoptic, mesoscale, and microscale meteorology in complex terrain including orographically modified cyclone evolution, front-mountain interactions, terrain and thermally driven flows, mountain waves, downslope winds, and orographic precipitation. Recommended prerequisite: ATOC 1050 or ATOC major. Same as ATOC 5550.


  • Friedrich, Katja  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020
  • Rudolph, James V.  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020