Syllabus for Observe, Analyse and Present Weather

Observera, analysera och presentera väder


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1ME423
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G1F, Earth Science G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Measurement Techniques (1TV015), 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should:

  • be able to use MATLAB to analyse climate data from reanalysis products and climate models
  • have knowledge about how to present analyses of meteorological observations, weather forecats and climate data for different groups
  • have skill to perform manual meteorological observations
  • be abale to present the meteorological observation network and its role in the forecastprocess


Meteorological observation
Cloud classification
Practical use NetCDF files
Climate model data
Re-analysis data (ERA-Interim, NCEP/NCAR)
Statistical and graphical treatment of meteorological information in MATLAB
Climate studies using reanalysis and climate model data
Oral and written presentation


Written project report ( 2 credits), oral presentations and seminars (3 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 30, 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Trauth, Martin H. MATLAB® Recipes for Earth Sciences

    Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010

    Find in the library

  • Holmgren, Pär; Nilsson, L-G Svenska himlar

    Stockholm: Medström, 2008

    Find in the library

  • Hamblyn, Richard The Cloud Book - How to Understand the Skies

    David & Charles, 2008