701-1251-00L  Land-Climate Dynamics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. I. Seneviratne, R. Padrón Flasher, P. Sieber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


701-1251-00 GLand-Climate Dynamics2 hrs
Tue14:15-16:00CHN E 42 »
03.10.14:15-16:00HG E 19 »
17.10.14:15-16:00HG E 19 »
31.10.14:15-16:00HG E 19 »
12.12.14:15-16:00HG E 19 »
23.01.15:15-16:00CHN F 42 »
S. I. Seneviratne, R. Padrón Flasher, P. Sieber

Catalogue data

AbstractThe purpose of this course is to provide fundamental background on the role of land surface processes (vegetation, soil moisture dynamics, land energy, water and carbon balances) in the climate system. The course consists of 2 contact hours per week, including lectures, group projects and computer exercises.
ObjectiveThe students can understand the role of land processes and associated feedbacks in the climate system.
Lecture notesPowerpoint slides will be made available
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Introductory lectures in atmospheric and climate science
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Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. I. Seneviratne, R. Padrón Flasher, P. Sieber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationCompulsory continuous performance assessment: group work and presentation during the semester (25% of the final grade).
Written aidsnone
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Places36 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 18.09.2023 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupAtmospheric and Climate Science MSc (661000)
Environmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Doctorate Environmental Sciences (739002)
Waiting listuntil 01.10.2023

Offered in

Data Science MasterInterdisciplinary ElectivesWInformation
Doctorate Environmental SciencesAtmosphere and ClimateWInformation
MAS in Sustainable Water ResourcesElective CoursesWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterClimate Processes and FeedbacksWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterHydrology and Water CycleWInformation