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Atmospheric and Climate Science Master Information
Module
Wettersysteme und atmosphärische Dynamik
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1221-00LDynamics of Large-Scale Atmospheric Flow Information W4 KP2V + 1UH. Wernli, S. Pfahl
KurzbeschreibungDynamische Synoptische Meteorologie
LernzielVerständnis für dynamische Prozesse in der Atmosphäre sowie deren
mathematisch-physikalische Formulierung.
InhaltDie Atmosphärenphysik II behandelt vor allem die dynamischen Prozesse in der Erdatmosphäre. Diskutiert werden die Bewegungsgesetze der Atmosphäre und die Dynamik und Wechselwirkungen von synoptischen Systemen - also den wetterbestimmenden Hoch- und Tiefdruckgebieten. Mathematische Grundlage hierfuer ist insbesondere die Theorie der quasi-geostrophischen Bewegung, die im Rahmen der Vorlesung hergeleitet und interpretiert wird.
SkriptDynamics of large-scale atmospheric flow
Literatur- Holton J.R., An introduction to Dynamic Meteorogy. Academic Press, fourth edition 2004,
- Pichler H., Dynamik der Atmosphäre, Bibliographisches Institut, 456 pp. 1997
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVoraussetzungen: Physik I, II, Umwelt Fluiddynamik
651-4053-05LBoundary Layer MeteorologyW4 KP3GM. Rotach, P. Calanca
KurzbeschreibungThe Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) constitutes the interface between the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. Theory on transport processes in the PBL and their dynamics is provided. This course treats theoretical background and idealized concepts. These are contrasted to real world applications and current research issues.
LernzielOverall goals of this course are given below. Focus is on the theoretical background and idealised concepts.
Students have basic knowledge on atmospheric turbulence and theoretical as well as practical approaches to treat Planetary Boundary Layer flows. They are familiar with the relevant processes (turbulent transport, forcing) within, and typical states of the Planetary Boundary Layer. Idealized concepts are known as well as their adaptations under real surface conditions (as for example over complex topography).
Inhalt- Introduction
- Turbulence
- Statistical tratment of turbulence, turbulent transport
- Conservation equations in a turbulent flow
- Closure problem and closure assumptions
- Scaling and similarity theory
- Spectral characteristics
- Concepts for non-ideal boundary layer conditions
Skriptavailable (i.e. in English)
Literatur- Stull, R.B.: 1988, "An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology", (Kluwer), 666 pp.
- Panofsky, H. A. and Dutton, J.A.: 1984, "Atmospheric Turbulence, Models and Methods for Engineering Applications", (J. Wiley), 397 pp.
- Kaimal JC and Finningan JJ: 1994, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows, Oxford University Press, 289 pp.
- Wyngaard JC: 2010, Turbulence in the Atmosphere, Cambridge University Press, 393pp.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesUmwelt-Fluiddynamik (701-0479-00L) (environment fluid dynamics) or equivalent and basic knowledge in atmospheric science
Klimaprozesse und -wechselwirkungen
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1235-00LCloud Microphysics Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 16
W4 KP2V + 1UZ. A. Kanji, U. Lohmann
KurzbeschreibungClouds are a fascinating atmospheric phenomenon central to the hydrological cycle and the Earth`s climate. Interactions between cloud particles can result in precipitation, glaciation or evaporation of the cloud depending on its microstructure and microphysical processes.
LernzielThe learning objective of this course is that students understand the formation of clouds and precipitation and can apply learned principles to interpret atmospheric observations of clouds and precipitation.
Inhaltsee: http://www.iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/master/modules/cloud-microphysics.html
SkriptThis course will be designed as a reading course in 1-2 small groups of 8 students maximum. It will be based on the textbook below. The students are expected to read chapters of this textbook prior to the class so that open issues, fascinating and/or difficult aspects can be discussed in depth.
LiteraturPao K. Wang: Physics and dynamics of clouds and precipitation, Cambridge University Press, 2012
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesTarget group: Master students in Atmosphere and Climate
701-1251-00LLand-Climate Dynamics Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 36.
W3 KP2GS. I. Seneviratne, E. L. Davin
KurzbeschreibungThe 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) in the climate system. The course consists of 2 contact hours per week, including lectures, group projects and computer exercises.
LernzielThe students can understand the role of land processes and associated feedbacks in the climate system.
SkriptPowerpoint slides will be made available
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisites: Introductory lectures in atmospheric and climate science
Atmospheric physics -> Link
and/or
Climate systems -> Link
Atmosphärische Zusammensetzung und Kreisläufe
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0572-00LAerosols I: Physical and Chemical PrinciplesW4 KP2V + 1UM. Gysel Beer, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher
KurzbeschreibungIm Kurs Aerosole I werden Grundlagen der Aerosolphysik- und Chemie vermittelt. Spezifische Eigenschaften kleiner Teilchen, Bedeutung von Aerosolen in der Atmosphäre und in anderen Bereichen werden behandelt.
LernzielVermittlung von Grundlagen der Aerosolphysik und -chemie und spezifischer Eigenschaften kleiner Teilchen, Bedeutung von Aerosolen in der Atmosphäre und in anderen Bereichen.
InhaltPhysikalische und chemische Eigenschaften von Aerosolen, Aerosoldynamik (Diffusion, Koagulation), optische Eigenschaften (Lichtstreuung, -absorption, -extinktion), Verfahren zur Erzeugung von Aerosolen, Messmethoden zur physikalischen und chemischen Charakterisierung.
SkriptEs werden Beilagen abgegeben
Literatur- Kulkarni, P., Baron, P. A., and Willeke, K.: Aerosol Measurement - Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011.
- Hinds, W. C.: Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1999.
- Colbeck I. (ed.) Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Blackie Academic & Professional, London, 1998.
- Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N.: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change. Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006
701-1233-00LStratospheric Chemistry Information W4 KP2V + 1UT. Peter, A. Stenke
KurzbeschreibungThermodynamische und kinetische Grundlagen: bi- und termolekulare Reaktionen, Photodissoziation. Chemisches Familienkonzept. Chapman-Chemie. Radikalreaktionen der Sauerstoffspezies mit Stickoxiden, aktiven Halogenen und ungeradem Wasserstoff. Ozonabbauzyklen. Methanabbau und Ozonproduktion der unteren Stratosphäre. Heterogene Chemie auf dem Hintergrundaerosol. Chemie und Dynamik des Ozonlochs.
LernzielDie Vorlesung vermittelt einen Ueberblick über die vielfältigen Reaktionen, die in der Gasphase, in stratosphärischen Aerosoltröpfchen und polaren Wolkenteilchen ablaufen. Dabei steht die Chemie des stratosphärischen Ozons und deren Beeinflussung durch natürliche und anthropogene Effekte im Mittelpunkt, besonders der interkontinentale Flugverkehr und die durch FCKW verursachte Ozonzerstörung in den mittleren Breiten und in den Polregionen sowie Kopplungen mit dem Treibhauseffekt.
InhaltKurze Darstellung der thermodynamischen und kinetischen Grundlagen chemischer Reaktionen: bi- und termolekulare Reaktionen, Photodissoziation. Vorstellung des chemischen Familienkonzepts: aktive Spezies, deren Quellgase und Revervoirgase. Detaillierte Betrachtung der reinen Sauerstofffamilie (ungerader Sauerstoff) gemäss der Chapman-Chemie. Radikalreaktionen der Sauerstoffspezies mit Stickoxiden, aktiven Halogenen (Chlor und Brom) und ungeradem Wasserstoff. Ozonabbauzyklen. Methanabbau und Ozonproduktion in der unteren Stratosphäre (Photosmog-Reaktionen). Heterogene Chemie auf dem Hintergrundaerosol und deren Bedeutung für hohen Flugverkehr. Chemie und Dynamik des Ozonlochs: Bildung polarer stratosphärischer Wolken und Chloraktivierung.
SkriptUnterlagen werden in den Vorlesungsstunden ausgeteilt.
Literatur- Basseur, G. und S. Solomon, Aeronomy of the Middle Atmosphere, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 3rd Rev edition (December 30, 2005).
- John H. Seinfeld and Spyros N. Pandis, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change, Wiley, New York, 1998.
- WMO, Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, Report No. 55, Geneva, 2015.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVoraussetzungen: Grundlagen in physikalischer Chemie sind notwendig, und ein Überblick äquivalent zu der Bachelor-Vorlesung "Atmosphärenchemie" (LV 701-0471-01) werden erwartet.

Die Vorlesung 701-1233-00 V beginnt in der ersten Semesterwoche. Die Uebungen 701-1233-00 U erst in der zweiten Semesterwoche.
Klimageschichte und Paläoklimatologie
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
651-4049-00LConceptual and Quantitative Methods in Geochemistry
Der erfolgreiche Abschluss des Bachelor-Kurses Geochemie (651-3400-00L) ist für diesen Kurs Voraussetzung.
W3 KP2GO. Bachmann, M. Schönbächler, D. Vance, K. W. Burton
KurzbeschreibungThis course will introduce some of the main quantitative methods available for the quantitative treatment of geochemical data, as well as the main modelling tools. Emphasis will both be on conceptual understanding of these methods as well as on their practical application, using key software packages to analyse real geochemical datasets.
LernzielDevelopment of a basic knowledge and understanding of the main tools available for the quantitative analysis of geochemical data.
InhaltThe following approaches will be discussed in detail: major and trace element modelling of magmas, with application to igneous systems; methods and statistics for calculation of isochrons and model ages; reservoir dynamics and one-dimensional modelling of ocean chemistry; modelling speciation in aqueous (hydrothermal, fresh water sea water) fluids.

We will discuss how these methods are applied in a range of Earth Science fields, from cosmochemistry, through mantle and crustal geochemistry, volcanology and igneous petrology, to chemical oceanography.

A special emphasis will be put on dealing with geochemical problems through modeling. Where relevant, software packages will be introduced and applied to real geochemical data.
SkriptSlides of lectures will be available.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPre-requisite: Geochemistry (651-3400-00L), Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology (651-3501-00L).
651-4057-00LClimate History and PalaeoclimatologyW3 KP2GH. Stoll, B. Ausin Gonzalez, A. Fernandez Bremer
KurzbeschreibungClimate history and paleoclimatology explores how the major features of the earth's climate system have varied in the past, and the driving forces and feedbacks for these changes. The major topics include the earth's CO2 concentration and mean temperature, the size and stability of ice sheets and sea level, the amount and distribution of precipitation, and the ocean heat transport.
LernzielThe student will be able to describe the factors that regulate the earth's mean temperature and the distribution of different climates over the earth. Students will be able to use and understand the construction of simple quantitative models of the Earth's carbon cycle and temperature in Excel, to solve problems from the long term balancing of sinks and sources of carbon, to the Anthropogenic carbon cycle changes of the Anthropocene. Students will be able to interpret evidence of past climate changes from the main climate indicators or proxies recovered in geological records. Students will be able to use data from climate proxies to test if a given hypothesized mechanism for the climate change is supported or refuted. Students will be able to compare the magnitudes and rates of past changes in the carbon cycle, ice sheets, hydrological cycle, and ocean circulation, with predictions for climate changes over the next century to millennia.
Inhalt1. Overview of elements of the climate system and earth energy balance
2. The Carbon cycle - long and short term regulation and feedbacks of atmospheric CO2. What regulates atmospheric CO2 over long tectonic timescales of millions to tens of millions of years? What are the drivers and feedbacks of transient perturbations like at the latest Palocene? What drives CO2 variations over glacial cycles and what drives it in the Anthropocene?
3. Ice sheets and sea level - What do expansionist glaciers want? What is the natural range of variation in the earth's ice sheets and the consequent effect on sea level? How do cyclic variations in the earth's orbit affect the size of ice sheets under modern climate and under past warmer climates? What conditions the mean size and stability or fragility of the large polar ice caps and is their evidence that they have dynamic behavior? What rates and magnitudes of sea level change have accompanied past ice sheet variations? When is the most recent time of sea level higher than modern, and by how much? What lessons do these have for the future?
4. Atmospheric circulation and variations in the earth's hydrological cycle - How variable are the earth's precipitation regimes? How large are the orbital scale variations in global monsoon systems? Will mean climate change El Nino frequency and intensity? What factors drive change in mid and high-latitude precipitation systems? Is there evidence that changes in water availability have played a role in the rise, demise, or dispersion of past civilizations?
5. The Ocean heat transport - How stable or fragile is the ocean heat conveyor, past and present? When did modern deepwater circulation develop? Will Greenland melting and shifts in precipitation bands, cause the North Atlantic Overturning Circulation to collapse? When and why has this happened before?
651-4043-00LSedimentology II: Biological and Chemical Processes in Lacustrine and Marine Systems
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the MSc-course "Sedimentology I" (651-4041-00L).
W3 KP2GV. Picotti, A. Gilli
KurzbeschreibungThe course will focus on biological amd chemical aspects of sedimentation in marine environments. Marine sedimentation will be traced from coast to deep-sea. The use of stable isotopes palaeoceanography will be discussed. Neritic, hemipelagic and pelagic sediments will be used as proxies for environmental change during times of major perturbations of climate and oceanography.
Lernziel-You will understand chemistry and biology of the marine carbonate system
-You will be able to relate carbonate mineralogy with facies and environmental conditions
-You will be familiar with cool-water and warm-water carbonates
-You will see carbonate and organic-carbon rich sediments as part of the global carbon cycle
-You will be able to recognize links between climate and marine carbonate systems (e.g. acidification of oceans and reef growth)
-You will be able to use geological archives as source of information on global change
-You will have an overview of marine sedimentation through time
Inhalt-carbonates,: chemistry, mineralogy, biology
-carbonate sedimentation from the shelf to the deep sea
-carbonate facies
-cool-water and warm-water carbonates
-organic-carbon and black shales
-C-cycle, carbonates, Corg : CO2 sources and sink
-Carbonates: their geochemical proxies for environmental change: stable isotopes, Mg/Ca, Sr
-marine sediments thorugh geological time
-carbonates and evaporites
-lacustrine carbonates
-economic aspects of limestone
Skriptno script. scientific articles will be distributed during the course
LiteraturWe will read and critically discuss scientific articles relevant for "biological and chemical processes in marine and lacustrine systems"
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe grading of students is based on in-class exercises and end-semester examination.
Hydrologie und Wasserkreislauf
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1251-00LLand-Climate Dynamics Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 36.
W3 KP2GS. I. Seneviratne, E. L. Davin
KurzbeschreibungThe 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) in the climate system. The course consists of 2 contact hours per week, including lectures, group projects and computer exercises.
LernzielThe students can understand the role of land processes and associated feedbacks in the climate system.
SkriptPowerpoint slides will be made available
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisites: Introductory lectures in atmospheric and climate science
Atmospheric physics -> Link
and/or
Climate systems -> Link
102-0237-00LHydrology IIW3 KP2GP. Burlando, S. Fatichi
KurzbeschreibungThe course presents advanced hydrological analyses of rainfall-runoff processes. The course is given in English.
LernzielTools for hydrological modelling are discussed at the event and continuous scale. The focus is on the description of physical processes and their modelisation with practical examples.
InhaltMonitoring of hydrological systems (point and space monitoring, remote sensing). The use of GIS in hydrology (practical applications). General concepts of watershed modelling. Infiltration. IUH models. Event based rainfall-runoff modelling. Continuous rainfall-runoff models (components and prrocesses). Example of modelling with the PRMS model. Calibration and validation of models. Flood routing (unsteady flow, hydrologic routing, examples). The course contains an extensive semester project.
SkriptParts of the script for "Hydrology I" are used. Also available are the overhead transparencies used in the lectures. The semester project consists of a two part instruction manual.
LiteraturAdditional literature is presented during the course.
701-1253-00LAnalysis of Climate and Weather Data Information W3 KP2GC. Frei
KurzbeschreibungObservation networks and numerical climate and forcasting models deliver large primary datasets. The use of this data in practice and in research requires specific techniques of statistical data analysis. This lecture introduces a range of frequently used techniques, and enables students to apply them and to properly interpret their results.
LernzielObservation networks and numerical climate and forcasting models deliver large primary datasets. The use of this data in practice and in research requires specific techniques of statistical data analysis. This lecture introduces a range of frequently used techniques, and enables students to apply them and to properly interpret their results.
InhaltIntroduction into the theoretical background and the practical application of methods of data analysis in meteorology and climatology.

Topics: exploratory methods, hypothesis testing, analysis of climate trends, measuring the skill of climate and forecasting models, analysis of extremes, principal component analysis and maximum covariance analysis.

The lecture also provides an introduction into R, a programming language and graphics tool frequently used for data analysis in meteorology and climatology. During hands-on computer exercises the student will become familiar with the practical application of the methods.
SkriptDocumentation and supporting material include:
- documented view graphs used during the lecture
- excercise sets and solutions
- R-packages with software and example datasets for exercise sessions

All material is made available via the lecture web-page.
LiteraturSuggested literature:
- Wilks D.S., 2005: Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Science. (2nd edition). International Geophysical Series, Academic Press Inc. (London)
- Coles S., 2001: An introduction to statistical modeling of extreme values. Springer, London. 208 pp.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisites: Atmosphäre, Mathematik IV: Statistik, Anwendungsnahes Programmieren.
651-4053-05LBoundary Layer MeteorologyW4 KP3GM. Rotach, P. Calanca
KurzbeschreibungThe Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) constitutes the interface between the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. Theory on transport processes in the PBL and their dynamics is provided. This course treats theoretical background and idealized concepts. These are contrasted to real world applications and current research issues.
LernzielOverall goals of this course are given below. Focus is on the theoretical background and idealised concepts.
Students have basic knowledge on atmospheric turbulence and theoretical as well as practical approaches to treat Planetary Boundary Layer flows. They are familiar with the relevant processes (turbulent transport, forcing) within, and typical states of the Planetary Boundary Layer. Idealized concepts are known as well as their adaptations under real surface conditions (as for example over complex topography).
Inhalt- Introduction
- Turbulence
- Statistical tratment of turbulence, turbulent transport
- Conservation equations in a turbulent flow
- Closure problem and closure assumptions
- Scaling and similarity theory
- Spectral characteristics
- Concepts for non-ideal boundary layer conditions
Skriptavailable (i.e. in English)
Literatur- Stull, R.B.: 1988, "An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology", (Kluwer), 666 pp.
- Panofsky, H. A. and Dutton, J.A.: 1984, "Atmospheric Turbulence, Models and Methods for Engineering Applications", (J. Wiley), 397 pp.
- Kaimal JC and Finningan JJ: 1994, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows, Oxford University Press, 289 pp.
- Wyngaard JC: 2010, Turbulence in the Atmosphere, Cambridge University Press, 393pp.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesUmwelt-Fluiddynamik (701-0479-00L) (environment fluid dynamics) or equivalent and basic knowledge in atmospheric science
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