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280352 VO PM-MDyn Mesoscale Dynamics (NPI) (2020W)


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
Friday, 09:00-11:00
First lecture: 2 October 2020


Aims, contents and method of the course

**IMPORTANT NOTE** The development of Covid-19 during the upcoming semester cannot be foreseen at the moment. If new restrictions are introduced, the planned lecture schedule, the administration of exams and the mode of evaluation may have to be adapted. Students will be informed as soon as possible about any changes that may become necessary.

The course provides an introduction to the most important mesoscale weather phenomena, emphasizing their quantitative description aided by simplifications of the governing equations, and focussing mostly on midlatitude processes. Topics include: Basic equations and their approximations; Gravity waves; Mesoscale instabilities; Airmass boundaries; Deep moist convection.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final oral exam, 3 questions, approximately 45 minutes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Demonstrated ability to describe and discuss the basic mechanisms of mesoscale meteorological processes.
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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