1. How are global, synoptic, mesoscale, and microscale motions defined spatially and temporally?
  2. What common atmospheric phenomena occur on each of these scales?
  3. How well can we forecast weather events on each of these scales?
  4. What are the common types of friction in the boundary layer and how are they created?
  5. How is turbulence generated?
  6. How does the boundary layer evolve during the course of a day?
  7. What does turbulence intensity depend upon?
  8. How are small-scale eddies formed in the atmosphere?
  9. How is CAT formed?
  10. Why are winds at the top of mountain, or through mountain passes often quite strong?
  11. How are winds measured?
  12. What is a wind rose and how is it interpreted?
  13. How do thermal circulations form? What are the fundamental processes involved (very important!!!)?
  14. What are common examples of thermal circulations? How deep are they?
  15. What changes can one experience with sea-breeze frontal passage?
  16. How are winds affected by moving over surfaces with different frictional characteristics?
  17. How do valley and mountain (upslope) winds form?
  18. How do katabatic winds form?
  19. How do chinook winds form?
  20. How do Santa Ana winds form?
  21. How does a Haboob form?

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