701-1228-00L  Cloud Dynamics: Hurricanes

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersU. Lohmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


701-1228-00 GCloud Dynamics: Hurricanes3 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00CHN E 46 »
12:15-13:00CHN E 46 »
21.05.10:15-13:00CHN G 46 »
28.05.10:15-13:00CHN G 46 »
U. Lohmann

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AbstractHurricanes are among the most destructive elements in the atmosphere. This lecture will discuss the physical requirements for their formation, life cycle, damage potential and their relationship to global warming. It also distinguishes hurricanes from thunderstorms and tornadoes.
ObjectiveAt the end of this course students will be able to distinguish the formation and life cycle mechanisms of tropical cyclones from those of extratropical thunderstorms/cyclones, project how tropical cyclones change in a warmer climate based on their physics and evaluate different tropical cyclone modification ideas.
Lecture notesSlides will be made available
LiteratureA literature list can be found here: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeAt least one introductory lecture in Atmospheric Science or Instructor's consent.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersU. Lohmann
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Admission requirementStudents should have taken an introduction to Atmospheric Science or something comparable (see below).
Additional information on mode of examinationThe performance assessments of this lecture consists of the following elements:
- a final 30-minute oral exam: The final exam counts either 70 or 100%.
- an interim examination: The interim examination is voluntary but highly recommended. It counts 30% to the final grade if it increases the grade.
- a compulsory continuous performance assessment (pass/fail): active participation in the UN congress.
- The assignments are highly beneficial both for the interim examination and final exams.

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