Syllabus for Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology

Meteorologi och klimatologi

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:
  • Revised: 2021-02-15
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should 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. All teaching is made online.

Assessment

Home assignments 5.5 credits, written examination 2 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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Bogren, Jörgen; Gustavsson, Torbjörn; Loman, Göran Klimat och väder

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2008

    Find in the library

  • Bernes, Claes . En varmare värld : Växthuseffekten och klimatets förändringar - Tredje upplagan

    Stockholm: 2017

    Find in the library