Urs Germann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Urs Germann
Via ai Monti 146
6605 Locarno
Telephone058 460 9681
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-1224-00LMesoscale Atmospheric Systems - Observation and Modelling2 credits2VH. Wernli, U. Germann, S. Schemm
AbstractMesoscale meteorology focusing on processes relevant for the evolution of precipitation systems. Discussion of empirical and mathematical-physical models for, e.g., fronts and convective storms. Consideration of oceanic evaporation, transport and the associated physics of stable water isotopes. Introduction to weather radar being the widespread instrument for observing mesoscale precipitation.
ObjectiveBasic concepts of observational and theoretical mesoscale meteorology, including precipitation measurements and radar. Knowledge about the interpretation of radar images. Understanding of processes leading to the formation of fronts and convective storms, and basic knowledge on ocean evaporation and the physics of stable water isotopes.