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280375 UE PM-Alpin: Exercise course in Mountain Meteorology (PI) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English



UZA2, room 2E206
Thursday, 11:00-12:00
Use of own laptop strongly encouraged.


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 exercise sessions complement the lecture course on alpine meteorology and aim at strengthening the students' knowledge of the subject by: (1) Developing simple toy models (Python codes) of relevant processes; (2) Reading, summarizing and presenting relevant scientific literature. Attendance of the corresponding lecture course is strongly recommended.

Assessment and permitted materials

(A) Code produced during sessions 1-2 (14%)
(B) Code produced during sessions 3-4 (14%)
(C) Code produced during sessions 5-6 (14%)
(D) Code produced during sessions 7-8 (14%)
(E) Code produced during sessions 9-10 (14%)
(F) Summary and presentation of one piece of scientific literature (30%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Overall student performance is summarized in a percent score (100% = perfect performance). Grades are attributed according to the following scheme:
88% < score ≤ 100%: 1
75% < score ≤ 88%: 2
62% < score ≤ 75%: 3
50% < score ≤ 62%: 4
score ≤50%: 5

Examination topics

Ad (A)-(B)-(C)-(D)-(E): Code developed during the sessions.
Ad (F): One scientific article.

Reading list

Same as lecture course. Details will be given during the first exercise session.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Tu 17.11.2020 14:28