701-0475-AAL Atmospheric Physics
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.|
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|Abstract||The fundamental background of cloud and precipitation formation (including thermodynamics and aerosol physics) and their relevance for climate are discussed.|
|Objective||The students can appreciate the processes leading to cloud and precipitation formation and their importance for climate. |
This lecture is the prerequisite for the MSc lectures cloud microphysics and cloud dynamics.
|Content||Moist processes/thermodynamics; aerosol physics; cloud formation; precipitation processes, storms; importance of aerosols and clouds for climate; measurements of clouds (radar and satellites)|
|Lecture notes||Powerpoint slides and script will be made available|
|Literature||Rogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics, Pergamon Press, 1989; |
Wallace and Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, Elsevier, 2006