701-1224-00L  Mesoscale Atmospheric Systems - Observation and Modelling

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersH. Wernli, U. Germann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


701-1224-00 VMesoscale Atmospheric Systems - Observation and Modelling2 hrs
Tue15:15-17:00LFW E 13 »
H. Wernli, U. Germann

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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.

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ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersH. Wernli
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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