701-0475-AAL  Atmospheric Physics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersU. Lohmann
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment 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.


AbstractThe fundamental background of cloud and precipitation formation (including thermodynamics and aerosol physics) and their relevance for climate are discussed.
ObjectiveThe 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.
ContentMoist processes/thermodynamics; aerosol physics; cloud formation; precipitation processes, storms; importance of aerosols and clouds for climate; measurements of clouds (radar and satellites)
Lecture notesPowerpoint slides and script will be made available
LiteratureRogers and Yau, A Short Course in Cloud Physics, Pergamon Press, 1989;
Wallace and Hobbs, Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, Elsevier, 2006