701-1264-00L  Atmospheric Physics Lab Work

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersZ. A. Kanji
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 18.

Target grous are: MSc Atmospheric and Climate Science, MSc Interdisciplinary Sciences, MSc Physics, MSc Environmental Sciences.


701-1264-00 PAtmospheric Physics Lab Work Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
The course consists of 3 lectures of 2 hours and three experiments (to be chosen out of four).
The lecture will take place on Mondays during the weeks 9, 11 and 13 of 2021.
75s hrs
01.03.10:15-12:00CHN L 17.1 »
15.03.10:15-12:00CHN L 17.1 »
29.03.10:15-12:00CHN L 17.1 »
Z. A. Kanji

Catalogue data

AbstractExperiments covering atmospheric physics, meteorology, and aeerosol physics which will be performed in the lab and partly outdoors.
ObjectiveThis course delivers inisghts into various aspects of atmospheric physics. These will be acquired within individual experiments which cover the following topics: Wind and movement of air parcels, evaporation and cooling depending on wind velocity (wind chill), the analysis of particulate matter (aerosol particles), and their influence on the solar radiation that reaches the earth.
ContentDetails about the course are available on the web page (cf. link).
Lecture notesExperiment instructions can be found on the Atmospheric physics lab work web page.
Prerequisites / NoticeThree out of four available experiments must be carried out. The experiments are conducted in groups of 2 (or 3).
There will be three introduction lectures of 2 hours each in the beginning of the semester to familiarise students with the topics covered and report writing process. The introduction lectures will take place on Mondays March 1, March 15 and March 29 from 10-12 hours in CHN L17.1

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2.5 credits
ExaminersZ. A. Kanji
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThree out of four experiments are chosen. Each experiment requires a written laboratory report to be completed and handed in for grading. Each report will be graded and worth the equivalence of 2 points, making a total of 6 points for three reports. Reports are to be prepared in teams of usually 2-3 students.

Learning materials

Main linkInformation
DocumentsLab manuals and experiment descriptions available from course webpage
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places18 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupPhysics MSc (460000)
Interdisciplinary Sciences MSc (507000)
Atmospheric and Climate Science MSc (661000)
Environmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Waiting listuntil 05.03.2021

Offered in

Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterLaboratory and Field CoursesWInformation
Physics BachelorSeminars and ColloquiaZInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Environmental PhysicsWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterLaboratory and Field CoursesWInformation