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701-1251-00L  Land-Climate Dynamics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersS. I. Seneviratne, E. L. Davin
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe purpose of this course is to provide fundamental background on the role of land surface processes (vegetation, soil moisture dynamics, land energy and water balances) for the climate system. The course consists of 2 contact hours per week, including 2 computer exercises.
ObjectiveThe students can understand the role of land processes and associated feedbacks for the climate system.
Lecture notesPowerpoint slides will be made available
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Introductory lectures in atmospheric and climate science
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Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. I. Seneviratne, E. L. Davin
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationMid-term test: group work and presentation (2nd half of semester).
Final exam: 1 hour written exam at the end of the semester.
Grading: choose either a) 25% group work and 75% written exam or b) 10% group work and 90% written exam
Written aidsKeine Hilfsmittel erlaubt.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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701-1251-00 GLand-Climate Dynamics2 hrs
Tue13-15HG E 33.1 »
27.09.13-15HG E 19 »
11.10.13-15HG E 19 »
01.11.13-15HG D 11 »
13-15HG D 12 »
13.12.13-15HG E 19 »
S. I. Seneviratne, E. L. Davin


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