# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Earth and Climate Sciences Bachelor | ||||||

Majors | ||||||

Major: Climate and Water Advisor of the BSc-major "Climate and Water" is Dr. Hanna Joos, Institute for climate and atmosphere (IAC). | ||||||

Electives The electives listed are recommended. Additional courses can be chosen from the complete offerings of the ETH Zurich and University of Zurich. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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701-0479-00L | Environmental Fluid Dynamics | W | 3 credits | 2G | H. Wernli, M. Röthlisberger | |

Abstract | This course covers the basic physical concepts and mathematical equations used to describe environmental fluid systems on the rotating Earth. Fundamental concepts (e.g. vorticity dynamics and waves) are formally introduced, applied quantitatively and illustrated using examples. Exercises help to deepen knowledge of the material. | |||||

Learning objective | Students are able - to name the bases, concepts and methods of environmental fluid dynamics. - to understand and discuss the components of the basic physical equations in fluid dynamics - to apply basic mathematical equations to simple problems of environmental fluid dynamics | |||||

Content | Basic physial terminology and mathematical laws: Continuum hypothesis, forces, constitutive laws, state equations and basic principles of thermodynamics, kinematics, laws of mass and momentum on rotating earth. Concepts and illustrative flow sytems: vorticity dynamics, boundary layers, instability, turbulence - with respect to environmental fluid systems. Scale analysis: dimensionles variables and dynamical similarity, simplification of the fluid system, e.g. shallow water assumption, geostrophic flow. Waves in environmental fluid systems. | |||||

Lecture notes | In english language | |||||

Literature | Will be presnted in class. See also: web-site. | |||||

401-6215-00L | Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics (Part I) | W | 1.5 credits | 1G | M. Mächler | |

Abstract | The course provides the first part an introduction to the statistical software R (https://www.r-project.org/) for scientists. Topics covered are data generation and selection, graphical and basic statistical functions, creating simple functions, basic types of objects. | |||||

Learning objective | The students will be able to use the software R for simple data analysis and graphics. | |||||

Content | The course provides the first part of an introduction to the statistical software R for scientists. R is free software that contains a huge collection of functions with focus on statistics and graphics. If one wants to use R one has to learn the programming language R - on very rudimentary level. The course aims to facilitate this by providing a basic introduction to R. Part I of the course covers the following topics: - What is R? - R Basics: reading and writing data from/to files, creating vectors & matrices, selecting elements of dataframes, vectors and matrices, arithmetics; - Types of data: numeric, character, logical and categorical data, missing values; - Simple (statistical) functions: summary, mean, var, etc., simple statistical tests; - Writing simple functions; - Introduction to graphics: scatter-, boxplots and other high-level plotting functions, embellishing plots by title, axis labels, etc., adding elements (lines, points) to existing plots. The course focuses on practical work at the computer. We will make use of the graphical user interface RStudio: www.rstudio.org Note: Part I of UsingR is complemented and extended by Part II, which is offered during the second part of the semester and which can be taken independently from Part I. | |||||

Lecture notes | An Introduction to R. http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/doc/contrib/Lam-IntroductionToR_LHL.pdf | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The course resources will be provided via the Moodle web learning platform. Subscribing via Mystudies should *automatically* make you a student participant of the Moodle course of this lecture, which is at https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=13499 ALL material is available on this moodle page. | |||||

Laboratory Course The practical takes place in spring semester. | ||||||

Bachelor's Seminar | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

701-0459-00L | Seminar for Bachelor Students: Atmosphere and Climate | O | 3 credits | 2S | R. Knutti, H. Joos, O. Stebler | |

Abstract | In this seminar all students in the realm of atmospheric and climate science from D-USYS and D-ERDW convene. Every participant gives a presentation about a scientific publication. The publications are selected by the research groups of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC). Thus, the students gain detailed insight into the research at IAC. | |||||

Learning objective | In this seminar all students in the realm of atmospheric and climate science from D-USYS and D-ERDW convene. By means of classical and modern scientific articles it is trained to extract the scientific key points of the publication, to put them into context and critically discuss the results and present them in talks and posters. | |||||

Content | 1st week: course organisation and presentation of the institute and the research groups 2nd and 3rd week: introduction to oral presentation techniques 4th week: Workshop "Ask questions" week 5 to 13: students talks 14th week: concluding poster presentation | |||||

Lecture notes | Documents are offered via the course's web page. | |||||

Literature | Documents are offered via the course's web page. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course can only be offered to a limited number of students, however, in any case for everybody having to attend it compulsory. We beg you to sign in to this course early. | |||||

GESS Science in Perspective | ||||||

Science in Perspective | ||||||

» see Science in Perspective: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability | ||||||

» Recommended Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-ERDW | ||||||

Language Courses | ||||||

» see Science in Perspective: Language Courses ETH/UZH | ||||||

Bachelor's Thesis The Bachelor Thesis and Bachelor-Seminar are offered once per year in the 6th semester, in the spring. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

651-3698-00L | Bachelor's Thesis Prerequisite: The Bachelor-Seminar II must be completed as an integral part of the Bachelor Thesis. | O | 12 credits | 32D | Lecturers | |

Abstract | Die Bachelor-Arbeit soll die Fähigkeit der Studierenden zu selbständiger wissenschaftlicher Arbeit fördern. Die Studierenden zeigen damit, dass sie die grundlegenden wissenschaftlichen Fähigkeiten und spezifisches Wissen aus den Kursen sowie aus der Literatur beherrschen. Die Bachelor-Arbeit wird im Themenbereich der Wahlvertiefung ausgeführt und mit einem schriftlichen Bericht abgeschlossen. | |||||

Learning objective | 1) Students are able to develop a research plan 2) Students are able to communicate resarch results by means of a poster | |||||

Content | Die Bachelor-Arbeit besteht aus: - Literaturstudie von ca. 2 Wochen - Praktischer Teil von ca. 3 Wochen (Feld, Labor, etc.) - Schriftliche Arbeit von ca. 3 Wochen | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The results of the thesis will be presented in a poster. |

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