The 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.
The students can understand the role of land processes and associated feedbacks for the climate system.
Powerpoint slides will be made available
Prerequisites / Notice
Prerequisites: Introductory lectures in atmospheric and climate science Atmospheric physics -> Link and/or Climate systems -> Link
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
Mid-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
Keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.