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Weather systems and atmospheric dynamics

Modweather
The module "Weather Systems and Atmospheric Dynamics" encompasses the description and understanding of the fundamental processes that govern atmospheric motion on a wide range of scales (meso, synoptic, planetary). They form the basis of every-day weather and longer-term (seasonal) climate evolution and underlie diagnosis and prediction.

Weather responds to the overall climate setting, and climate is in effect accumulated weather. Calculations and predictions of climate and weather are based on our (theoretical and experimental) understanding of the processes. Atmospheric flow exerts a pronounced influence upon the distribution of the atmosphere's constituents (including climate sensitive trace gases and pollution levels in the boundary layer). Weather and its predictability is a fundamental ingredient in environmental risk assessment.

Objectives

To enable students to

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Autumn Semester
Spring Semester

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