701-0475-00L Atmospheric Physics
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2019|
|Lecturers||U. Lohmann, A. Beck|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||This course covers the basics of atmospheric physics, which consist of: cloud and precipitation formation especially prediction of thunderstorm development, aerosol physics as well as artificial weather modification.|
|Objective||Students are able|
- to explain the mechanisms of thunderstorm formation using knowledge of thermodynamics and cloud microphysics.
- to evaluate the significance of clouds and aerosol particles for artificial weather modification.
|Content||Moist processes/thermodynamics; aerosol physics; cloud formation; precipitation processes, thunderstorms; importance of aerosols and clouds for weather modification|
|Lecture notes||Powerpoint slides and chapters from the textbook will be made available|
|Literature||Lohmann, U., Lüönd, F. and Mahrt, F., An Introduction to Clouds:|
From the Microscale to Climate, Cambridge Univ. Press, 391 pp., 2016.
|Prerequisites / Notice||50% of the time we use the concept of "flipped classroom" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom), which we introduce at the beginning.|
We offer a lab tour, in which we demonstrate how some of the processes discussed in the lectures are measured with instruments.
There is a additional tutorial right after each lecture to give you the chance to ask further questions and discuss the exercises. The participation is recommended but voluntary.