Advanced Studies in Meteorology and Climate
Syllabus, Master's level, 1TV036
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Earth Science A1N, Physics A1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 5 March 2019
- Responsible department
- Department of Earth Sciences
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.
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.
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.
Lectures and calculation excercises
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.
Cannot be combined with 1TV026 Climate in the same degree.