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280350 VO PM-MiMet Micrometeorology (NPI) (2021W)



Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English

Examination dates



* UZA2, room 2E206, in presence.
* Thursday, 09:00-11:00.
* First lecture: 7 October 2021.
* Lectures may have to be held in fully online mode depending on pandemic restrictions.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course discusses the qualitative features of the surface layer (SL) and of the boundary layer (BL), i.e., the tropospheric layers nearest to the ground, as determined by the surface energy balance and by the dynamics of atmospheric turbulence. The description of the properties of the SL and BL with scaling laws obtained from dimensional analysis is a central argument. The representation of the SL and BL in numerical weather prediction and climate models is also discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam, 3 questions, approximately 45 minutes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Demonstrated understanding of processes in the atmospheric boundary layer and of micrometeorological phenomena.
Grading system:
- Flawless performance during the oral test: 1.
- Minor mistakes and/or imprecise statements: 2.
- Major mistakes in 1 out of 3 questions: 3.
- Major mistakes in 2 out of 3 questions: 4.

Examination topics

The whole material presented during the lectures.

Reading list

Lecture slides, textbooks (detailed information will be given during the first lecture).

Association in the course directory

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