Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere

ENV-320

Lecturer(s) :

Huwald Wolf Hendrik
Lehning Michael
Takahama Satoshi

Language:

English

Summary

The course provides an introduction to the physical and chemical processes that govern the atmospheric dynamics at small and large scales. The basis is laid for an in depth understanding of our atmospheric environment and the climate system.

Content

Keywords

Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry, Radiative Transfer, Weather, Climate, Aerosols, Clouds, Ozone, Air Pollution, Boundary Layer, Energy Balance, Nucleation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, Exercises, Laboratory (Practical work)

Expected student activities

Attending lectures and participation in laboratory

Complete exercises and practical work

Studying (written) course material

Assessment methods

Written exam (55%)

Exercise assignments (40%)

Laboratory participation and report (5%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others

Prof. Lehning: Thursday from 14:00 to 16:00

Teaching Assistants: 1 full day (tbd)

Resources

Bibliography

John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs: Atmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey

Ressources en bibliothèque
Références suggérées par la bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

See Moodle

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Air Pollution and Climate Change

In the programs

  • Passerelle HES - SIE, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Project
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Project
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Project
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German