Hanna Joos: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Dr. Hanna Joos
Address
Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima
ETH Zürich, CHN M 18
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 93 65
E-mailhanna.joos@env.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
061-0101-00LClimate / Water / Soil Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
Course languages are English and German.
2 credits3GH. Joos, R. Kretzschmar, R. Weingartner, N. Bluvshtein, E. L. Davin, S. Dötterl, A. Frossard, T. Galí-Izard, R. Knutti, P. U. Lehmann Grunder, T. Peter, S. Schemm, J. Schwaab, C. Steger, H. Wernli
AbstractLectures, exercises and excursions serve as an introduction to atmospheric sciences, hydrology and soil science. Students gain a broad vision of the cutting edge topics that are being researched and studied at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH, Eawag, WSL a.o. This will be the base for a future dialog between the field of landscape architecture and the field of sciences.
ObjectiveStudents acquire basic knowledge in atmospheric sciences, hydrology and soil science:
- Understanding basic chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere that influence weather and climate
- Knowledge of water balance, principles of integral water management and climatic factors in the field of hydrology
- Fundamentals about the classification of soils, soil-forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biology and ecology, soil degradation and protection

Students develop an understanding of the relevance of these topics in the field of landscape architecture. Temporal and physical scale, research methods, units of measurement, lexicon, modes of representation and critical literature form the framework for the joint discourse. Students will develop a graphic language in order to integrate this knowledge into design.
ContentThe course unit consists of the three courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil", which are organized in modules.

Module 1 “Climate”, 14.–18.09.2020
- Atmospheric dynamics: weather conditions, precipitation formation, weather forecast
- Climate physics: past and future changes in global climate and scenarios for Switzerland
- Land-climate dynamics: interaction between the land surface and the climate system
- Hydrology and water cycle: extreme precipitation, influence of climate change on the cryosphere
- Atmospheric chemistry: aerosols, greenhouse gases, air pollution

Module 2 “Water”, 21.–25.09.2020
- Water balance: theoretical fundamentals; water balance; central importance of runoff; blue, green and grey water
- Water as a resource: Switzerland's water resources, water supply, hydropower use
- Water as a hazard and risk: floods, flood protection, urban drainage
- Water protection: qualitative and quantitative water protection, water and landscape
- Water and climate change: basics, situation in Switzerland with focus on the Alpine region

Module 3 “Soil”, 28.09.–2.10.20
- Introduction to soils: definition, function, formation, classification and mapping
- Soil physics: soil texture, soil structure, soil water potentials, hydraulic conductivity
- Soil chemistry and fertility: clay minerals and oxides, cation exange capacity, soil pH, essential plant nutrients
- Soil biology and ecology: soil fauna and microflora, fungi, bacteria, food web, organic matter
- Soil degradation and threats to soil resources: erosion, compactation, sealing, contamination, salinization
- Practical aspects of soil protection
Lecture notesCourse material will be provided.
LiteratureThe course material includes a reading list.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil" are organized with the Fundamental Studio I as joint one-week modules. The weekly schedules will be provided with the course materials.

Module 1 "Climate", 14-18.09.2020
Module 2 "Water", 21-25.09.2020
Module 3 "Soil", 28.09.-2.10.20

- The courses are held in English or German.
- The written session examination covers all three courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil".
- During the excursions there will be at least one external overnight stay.
401-5930-00LSeminar in Physics of the Atmosphere for CSE4 credits2SH. Joos, C. Schär
AbstractIn this seminar, the process of writing a scientific proposal will be
introduced. The essential elements of a proposal, including the peer
review process, will be outlined and class exercises will train
scientific writing skills. Knowledge exchange between class
participants is promoted through the preparation of a master thesis/semester project proposal and evaluation of each other's work.
Objective
651-4095-01LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1 Restricted registration - show details 1 credit1KH. Joos, H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild
AbstractThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
ObjectiveThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-02LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2 Restricted registration - show details 1 credit1KH. Joos, H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild
AbstractThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
ObjectiveThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
651-4095-03LColloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3 Restricted registration - show details 1 credit1KH. Joos, H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild
AbstractThe colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions.
ObjectiveThe students are exposed to different atmospheric science topics and learn how to take part in scientific discussions.
701-0459-00LSeminar for Bachelor Students: Atmosphere and Climate Information 3 credits2SR. Knutti, H. Joos, O. Stebler
AbstractIn this seminar all students in the realm of atmospheric and climate science from D-USYS and D-ERDW convene. Every participant gives a presentation about a scientific publication. The publications are selected by the research groups of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC). Thus, the students gain detailed insight into the research at IAC.
ObjectiveIn this seminar all students in the realm of atmospheric and climate science from D-USYS and D-ERDW convene. By means of classical and modern scientific articles it is trained to extract the scientific key points of the publication, to put them into context and critically discuss the results and present them in talks and posters.
Content1st week: course organisation and presentation of the institute and the research groups
2nd and 3rd week: introduction to oral presentation techniques
4th week: Workshop "Ask questions"
week 5 to 13: students talks
14th week: concluding poster presentation
Lecture notesDocuments are offered via the course's web page.
LiteratureDocuments are offered via the course's web page.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course can only be offered to a limited number of students, however, in any case for everybody having to attend it compulsory. We beg you to sign in to this course early.
701-1211-01LMaster's Seminar: Atmosphere and Climate 1 Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2SH. Joos, R. Knutti, I. Medhaug, M. A. Wüest
AbstractIn this seminar, the process of writing a scientific proposal will be
introduced. The essential elements of a proposal, including the peer
review process, will be outlined and class exercises will train
scientific writing skills. Knowledge exchange between class
participants is promoted through the preparation of a master thesis
proposal and evaluation of each other's work.
ObjectiveTraining scientific writing skills.
ContentIn this seminar, the process of writing a scientific proposal will be
introduced. The essential elements of a proposal, including the peer
review process, will be outlined and class exercises will train
scientific writing skills. Knowledge exchange between class
participants is promoted through the preparation of a master thesis
proposal and evaluation of each other's work.
Lecture noteshttps://iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/master/obligatory-courses/seminar.html
Prerequisites / NoticeAttendance is mandatory.
701-1211-02LMaster's Seminar: Atmosphere and Climate 2 Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2SH. Joos, R. Knutti, I. Medhaug, M. A. Wüest
AbstractIn this seminar scientific project management is introduced and applied to your master project. The course concludes with a presentation of your project including an overview of the science and a discussion of project management techniques applied to your thesis project.
ObjectiveApply scientific project management techniques to your master project.
ContentIn this seminar scientific project management is introduced and applied to your master project. The course concludes with a presentation of your project including an overview of the science and a discussion of project management techniques applied to your thesis project.
Prerequisites / NoticeAttendance is mandatory.
701-1213-00LIntroduction Course to Master Studies Atmosphere and Climate Information 2 credits2GH. Joos, T. Peter
AbstractNew master students are introduced to the atmospheric and climate research field through keynotes given by the programme's professors. In several self-assessment and networking workshops they get to know each other and find their position in the science.
ObjectiveThe aims of this course are i) to welcome all students to the master program and to ETH, ii) to acquaint students with the faculty teaching in the field of atmospheric and climate science at ETH and at the University of Bern, iii) that the students get to know each other and iv) to assess needs and discuss options for training and eduction of soft-skills during the Master program and to give an overview of the study options in general