ENV-320 / 5 crédits

Enseignant(s): Huwald Wolf Hendrik, Lehning Michael, Takahama Satoshi, Schmale Julia

Langue: Anglais


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

Recommended courses

ENV-200, ENV-221, ENG-272

Important concepts to start the course

  • Differential, integral, and vector calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Basic physics (Momentum Conservation, Dynamics)
  • Basic chemistry (reaction rates, chemical thermodynamics
  • Basic GNU Octave/MATLAB programming

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compute simple atmospheric quantities
  • Explain atmospheric phenomena
  • Interpret atmospheric observations
  • Describe fate and transport of atmospheric constituents
  • Identify similarities with other environmental fields
  • Categorize important atmospheric scales

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Lectures, Exercises, Laboratory (Practical work)

Expected student activities

Attending lectures and mandatory participation in laboratory

Complete exercises and practical work (computer projects and lab report)

Studying provided and indicated course material

Assessment methods

Written exam (30%) - take-home exam of 1 hour

Exercise assignments (55%)

Laboratory participation and report (15%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others

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

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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