# Il-5: stability and stuves | Geography homework help

Stability and Stuves

In this lab we will be exploring stuve diagrams, and how we can use them to determine the stability of the atmosphere.

Part I Learning about the Stuve

A stuve diagram is a way that meteorologists plot upper air data, that makes it easier to analyze and use for weather forecasting. Upper air data are meteorological measurements collected from radiosondes or rawinsondes, also known as weather balloons. These instruments collect data on temperature, humidity (dewpoint temperature), wind speed and direction, and pressure. Here is a short video on the weather balloon launch process in Greenland:

http://www.csun.edu/~hmc60533/CSUN_103/weather_exercises/soundings/smog_and_inversions/Understanding%20Stuve_v3.htm (Links to an external site.)

In this section we will go through a short tutorial on how to find stuve diagrams.

One of the best sources for these diagrams is the Plymouth State Weather Center. Navigate to the website below, and follow the instructions:

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/ (Links to an external site.)

1. From the main page look for the menu on the top that says “Upper Air” and select “Make Your Own”

2. Under “Diagrams/Data” click on “Archived (WXP)”

3. Select the following values

Type Output: Stuve Diagram

Date: 1999, August, 11

Time: 12Z

Parcel Path: No Plot

Chart Size: 640×480

Web/Print: Print Only

4. Once you have the above selected, click on the “KSLC” station on the map of the United States.

5. You should now see a stuve diagram for Salt Lake City on the date above. Right click (or ctrl click) and select “Save image as…” Save the image and when you are submitting your assignment UPLOAD it so I know you completed this part.

6. Now, download one more stuve diagram for a date and location of your choosing. Save this image as well, and when you are submitting your assignment UPLOAD it so I know you completed this part.

Part III Plotting and Calculating

In this last section you will now plot your own stuve diagram, and then calculate lapse rates for each of the atmospheric layers.

You will need the data sheet:

StuveLab.docx

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And a blank stuve diagram:

bstuve1.gif

While you can likely complete the data sheet on your computer, you might need to print out the stuve diagram to complete the plotting part. Print the blank stuve diagram. Plot the temperature and dewpoint data on the chart. Scan or photograph and upload with your submission. Be sure you also upload the completed data sheet.

Follow all instructions and answer all the questions on the data sheet.

Hint: When plotting the stuve diagram it will be easier to plot using the pressure values, rather than the height values for your y axis.

Hint2: For the final questions, it may be helpful to use your book for reference on the differences between stable, unstable, and neutral, as well as the WALR and DALR.

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