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260004 SE Physics and chemistry of clouds (2023W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 15.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar, students will acquire in-depth knowledge related to the topic of clouds. The contents include: cloud formation, cloud types and their relevance to weather and climate, weather phenomena, cloud microphysics, properties of cloud condensation nuclei, Köhler theory, influence of aerosol particles on cloud microphysics, formation of precipitation, radiation properties and radiation balance, geoengineering.

Aims of the seminar:
• After completing the seminar, students should be able to answer the following questions about clouds:
o What types of clouds are there?
o How do clouds form?
o How do clouds interact with the atmosphere and climate?
o How do aerosol particles interact with clouds?
• Independent development of complex content
• Presentation of scientific contents
• Leading a scientific discussion on a topic
• Scientific argumentation

Method: Discussion of agreed topics prepared by students for each course unit.

Students prepare independently on a topic area. Each seminar unit begins with a 15-minute presentation by students on the topic of the unit. Subsequently, questions on the topic are discussed in break-out groups, and the results of this breakout sessions are presented and discussed in the plenum.

Note: It is helpful to attend this seminar after completing the lecture ”260133 VO Atmospheric Aerosol Physics”.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course with immanent character

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements
- Compulsory attendance, unexcused absence is allowed twice
- Presentation is mandatory.
- Active participation in the discussion during the seminar unit
- Understanding the topics discussed

Assessment criteria
- Preparation of course units (including submission of a "note sheet"): 30% of the total points
- Presentation: 30% of the total points
- Participation in discussions (constructive, technically correct contributions and engagement in the discussions of the presentations): 30% of the total points

In order to attain a positive grade at least 50.00% of the total points must be achieved.
The grading key for assessment is:
Very good: 100.00% - 87.00%
Good: 86.99% - 75.00%
Satisfactory: 74.99% - 63.00%
Sufficient: 62.99% - 50.00%
Not sufficient: 49,99% - 0,00%

Examination topics

All contents covered in the course.

Reading list

Ulrike Lohmann, Felix Lüönd und Fabian Mahrt. An introduction to clouds: from the microscale to climate. 1. Aufl. 2016. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. (Available as eBook: https://doi-org.uaccess.univie.ac.at/10.1017/CBO9781139087513

Boucher, Oliver. Atmospheric Aerosols: Properties and Climate Impacts, Springer Netherlands, 2015 (Available as eBook: https://doi-org.uaccess.univie.ac.at/10.1007/978-94-017-9649-1 ).

Wallace and Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: an Introductory Survey, Elsevier Inc., 2006. (Available as eBook: https://www-sciencedirect-com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/book/9780127329512/atmospheric-science).

Pruppacher and Klett, Microphysics of clouds and precipitation. Springer Dordrecht, 2010 (soon available as eBook).

Related Literatur:
Atkins, Peter W. und Julio de Paula. Übers. von Michael Bär: Physikalische Chemie. 5. Aufl. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH ; 2013 (Available as eBook: https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC10685500).

Roedel, Walter, and Thomas Wagner. Physik Unserer Umwelt: Die Atmosphäre. 5. Aufl. Berlin: Springer Spektrum, 2017 (Available as eBook: https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC12331655).

Meschede, Dieter: Gerthsen Physik. 25. Aufl. 2015. Neuauflage 2015. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg ; 2015. (Available as eBook: https://link-springer-com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-45977-5 ).

Mortimer, Robert G.: Physical chemistry. 2. ed. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt. 2000 Available as eBook: https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC10821328).

Dennis Lamb und Johannes Verlinde: Physics and Chemistry of Clouds. 1. Aufl. 2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 (available as eBook: https://doi-org.uaccess.univie.ac.at/10.1017/CBO9780511976377).

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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