The course provides basic knowledge about the movements and processes in the Earth's atmosphere and how they affect weather and climate. You will apply maths, physics and chemistry to learn about the atmosphere's vertical structure, radiation processes and energy balance, the greenhouse effect, fluid dynamics in the atmosphere and ocean, fronts and jet streams et cetera. You will also do analysis of current weather conditions and laboratory work in radiation and chemistry.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Mathematics for the Natural Sciences I, 15 HECs (MM2002), Mathematics for the Natural Sciences II, 15 HECs (MM4001), Mathematics II - Analysis, part A, 7.5 HECs (MM5010), Mathematics II - Analysis, part B, 7.5 HECs (MM5011), Mathematics II - Linear algebra, 7.5 HECs , (MM5012), Classical physics, 30 HECs (FK3014), Programming, numerical methods and statistics for physicists, 15 HECs (FK4026), Electromagnetism and waves, 7.5 HECs (FK5019), Quantum mechanics, 7.5 HECs (FK5020) and Experimental physics, 7.5 HECs  (FK5021).

Schedule

Schedule MO4000 HT2017

Course literature

Part 1: Atmospheric thermodynamics, 5.5 credits

  • Wallace, J. M. and P. V. Hobbs: Atmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey, 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2006. Chapter 3.
  • Oredsson, L. och Hammarstrand, U.: Övningsuppgifter i termodynamik och molnfysik, Meteorologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet, 1998, 114 sidor. (Can be purchased at MISU)

Part 2: Atmospheric radiation, 4 credits

Wallace, J. M. and P. V. Hobbs: Atmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey, 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2006. Chapter 4.

Literature for optional additional reading about physics and radiation will be recommended during the course.

Part 3: Atmospheric chemistry, 4 credits

Wallace, J. M. and P. V. Hobbs: Atmospheric Science, An Introductory Survey, 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2006. Chapter 5.

Literature for optional additional reading about basic chemistry will be recommended during the course.

Part 4: Fluid dynamics, 3 credits

Tritton, D. J.: Physical Fluid Dynamics, Second edition, Oxford Science Publications, 1988. Kapitel 1-8 (105 sidor). (A few copies can be borrowed from the library)

Part 5: Dynamic meteorology I, 10 credits

  • Holton, J. R. and Hakim: An introduction to dynamic meteorology, 5th edition, International Geophysics Series, Academic Press, 2012, 552 pp. Print Book ISBN: 9780123848666, eBook ISBN: 9780123848673. Kapitel 1-4, 8.
  • Lynch and Cassano, Applied Atmospheric Dynamics, 2006. Kapitel 1-7, 10. (Can be borrowed as eBook from the library)
  • L. Oredsson and H. Lejenäs, Övningsuppgifter i dynamisk meteorologi, del 1, Meteorologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet, 1997, 93 sidor. (Can be purchased at MISU)

Synoptic meteorology:

  • Lejenäs. H.: Introduktion till väderlära del A, Meteorologiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet, 2009. (Can be purchased at MISU)
  • Lejenäs. H.: Introduktion till väderlära del B, Meteorologiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet, 2007. (Can be purchased at MISU)

Part 6: Practical applications in meteorology, 3.5 credits

No proposed text books.

Additional reading may be suggested and informed about when each part of the course starts.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the first half of the autumn semester.

Syllabus

The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course, please see the course Mondo-site at www.mondo.su.se or ask the responsible lecturer.

Application

Via www.antagning.se (Swedish) or www.universityadmissions.se (English). For more information see Application and admissions.