This course deals with the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers, i.e. those layers that are directly affected by the proximity to the Earth’s surface. Boundary layers are characterised by turbulent eddies that mix and transport heat, momentum, water vapour, etc. In this course you will learn how to measure quantities in boundary layers and how to describe these processes in numerical forecast and climate models.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, 30 HECs (MO4000) or Meteorology I, 15 HECs (MO8001) and Meteorology II, 7.5 HECs (MO8002). Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/6.


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Schedule HT19

Course literature

  • J. R. Garratt, The atmospheric boundary layer, 1992: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series, Cambridge University Press.
  • S.A. Thorpe , The Turbulent Ocean, Cambridge University Press, 2005. (
  • 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


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at or you can ask the responsible lecturer.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the first half of the autumn semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.