Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits of which 90 credits should be in the main area of studies natural sciences or technology including the course Meteorology, hydrology and environmental measurement techniques 15 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
in more detail describe the earth's global climate
understand climates regular and stochastic behaviour in space and time
judge the relevance of climate scenarios, calculated from global circulation models (GCMs)
know the limit of requirements on climatological background data that shall be used for technical applications
have gained knowledge about processes that governs the atmospheric boundary layer
explain the climatological variations in the atmospheric boundary layer, on time scales from days to years.
The course focuses on climate variability in time and space (from daily, seasonal variations to longer periods and from micro to global scale). Our climate sets the framework for sustainable community development. Knowledge of climate can be applied including on sound propagation, energy (solar, wind, hydro, wave, etc.), design basis for structures (buildings, dams, etc.) and a sustainable Community Development (roads, airports, railways, building, etc.). How our society is affecting the climate can be investigated by using climate models and methods for reducing impacts (e.g. carbon sequestration and emissions agreements). The course will also address the structure of the atmosphere closest to the surface and how the processes within it can be described and quantified.
Lectures, guest lectures, calculation exercises and laboratory exercise with hand-in assignment and presentation
Written exam (9 credits). Laboratory exercise with hand-in assignment and presentation (1 credit).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.