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.