Syllabus for Advanced Studies in Meteorology and Climate

Fördjupning i meteorologi och klimat

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV036
  • 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: 2019-03-05
  • Established 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. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • describe meteorological processes on local to global scale
  • describe climate variations in time and space
  • apply methods to classify climate
  • perform caluclations of the processes that govern the atmospheric boundary layer
  • explain the daily and seasonal variations in the atmospheric boundary layer.

Content

Weather and climate variability in time and space (from day to day variations to longer periods and from micro to global scale). High and low pressure, winds, air masses and fronts. Sea breeze, convection and terrain effects. The structure of the atmosphere closest to the ground and how these atmospheric processes can be described and quantified.

Instruction

Lectures and calculation excercises

Assessment

Written exam (5 credits).

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.

Other directives

Cannot be combined with 1TV026 Climate in the same degree.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

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

    Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Arya, S. Pal Introduction to micrometeorology

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

    Find in the library