701-0473-00L  Weather Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersM. A. Sprenger, I. Thurnherr
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0473-00 GWettersysteme2 hrs
Wed14:15-16:00CHN E 46 »
M. A. Sprenger, I. Thurnherr

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AbstractSatellite observations; analysis of vertical soundings; geostrophic and thermal wind; cyclones at mid-latitude; global circulation; north-atlantic oscillation; atmospheric blocking situtations; Eulerian and Lagrangian perspective; Potential Vorticity; Alpine dynamics (storms, orographic wind); planetary boundary layer; water isotopes
ObjectiveThe students are able to
- explain basic measurement and analysis techniques that are relevant in atmospheric dynamics
- to discuss the mathematical basics of atmospheric dynamics, based on selected atmospheric flow phenomena
- to explain the basic dynamics of the global circulation and of synoptic- and meso-scale flow features
- to explain how mountains influence the atmospheric flow on different scales
- basic understanding of stable water isotopes as tracers for moist adiabatic processes in weather systems
ContentSatellite observations; analysis of vertical soundings; geostrophic and thermal wind; cyclones at mid-latitude; global circulation; north-atlantic oscillation; atmospheric blocking situtations; Eulerian and Lagrangian perspective; Potential Vorticity; Alpine dynamics (storms, orographic wind); planetary boundary layer; water vapour transport in the atmosphere; water isotopes
Lecture notesLecture notes and slides
LiteratureAtmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey
John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs, Academic Press
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic physics
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. A. Sprenger, I. Thurnherr
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDrei freiwillige Quizzes und eine Fallstudie finden während dem Semester statt und werden bewertet. Die drei besten der vier Bewertungen werden zu einer Note verrechnet.
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