Suggested Uses

Some examples of how this atlas could be used for both educational and research purposes include:

  • Providing quantitative values for atmospheric variables associated with 'typical' cyclones, e.g. frontal temperature gradients, jet streak wind speeds, ascent and descent rates.

  • Introducing students to the concept of system relative winds.

  • Teaching students about flow along isentropic surfaces.

  • Teaching students how to position surface fronts.

  • Comparison of average fields with case study analysis.