Syllabus for Climate

Klimat

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1TV026
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1N, 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:

    First cycle
    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.

    Second cycle
    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.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits of which 90 credits in science/engineering including the course Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Measurement Techniques, 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

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.

Content

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.

Instruction

Lectures, guest lectures, calculation exercises and laboratory exercise with hand-in assignment and presentation

Assessment

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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Arya, S. Pal Introduction to micrometeorology

    2. ed.: San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press, Press, c cop. 2001

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Rohli, Robert V.; Vega, Anthony J. Climatology

    Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Alexandersson, Hans; Bergström, Hans Klimatologisk statistik med övningsuppgifter

    Uppsala: Utgiven vid Inst. f. geovetenskaper, Uppsala universitet, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory