Syllabus for Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology

Meteorologi och klimatologi


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


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.


Lectures and home assignments. All teaching is made online.


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: Autumn 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

Last modified: 2022-04-26