Syllabus for Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology

Meteorologi och klimatologi

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1ME052
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G1N

    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: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2014-05-14
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2014
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the course the student shall be able to

  • describe the atmosphere's structure and how meteorological parameters (temperature, air pressure, humidity) vary in time and space
  • describe the global circulation of the atmosphere, frontal systems and atmospheric motions on a local scale
  • describe the Earth's climate and factors affecting it
  • describe how meteorological observations are performed and how they are used in the forecast work

Content

Radiation, temperature and wind conditions in the atmosphere. Condensation and precipitation. Air masses and fronts. Low and high pressure systems. Tropical meteorology. Meteorological standard instruments and their accuracy. Cloud classification. Climatology.

Instruction

Lectures and home assignments.

Assessment

Written Examination (6 ECTS) at the end of the course. The home assignments corresponds to 1.5 ESTS. To pass the course both the written examination and the home assignments must be passed.
A student who fails the exam may try again in agreement with the director of study.

Reading list

Reading list

A revised version of the reading list is available.

Applies from: week 30, 2014

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Bernes, Claes; Holmgren, Pär Meteorologernas nya väderbok

    Aktualiserad utg.: Stockholm: Medström, 2009

    Find in the library

Reading list revisions