Course code FYS160

FYS160 Boundary Layer Meteorology

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Course responsible: Mareile Astrid Wolff
Teachers: Arne Auen Grimenes
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
A minimum of 15 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, .
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Part 1: Basic ideas and theories on the turnover and transport of energy in the earth-atmosphere system. Part 2: Energy turnover and climate for various types of surfaces and in landscapes with alternating surface type and terrain conditions. Part 3: Modification of the climate through human encroachments. In the exercises, the contents of the lectures are illustrated through simple calculation exercises.
Learning outcome:
The students are to understand the basic interaction between the surface of the earth and the atmosphere and the physical processes called energy transformation and energy transport. Students are to be able to understand the turnover of energy and the microclimate over various types of surfaces (bare ground, vegetation covered surfaces, snow/ice, water, undulating terrain) and how the boundary layer climate can be changed by human encroachments. Students are to be able to apply their knowledge to give a qualitative description of how different types of specific encroachments on nature can influence the boundary layer climate. Students are to be able to see that the physical local environment and man-made changes to this are the results of some simple laws of physics and their applications.
Learning activities:
Lectures, calculation exercises, colloquia and self-studies.
Teaching support:
By appointment, the students will be able to meet with the lecturer outside of the teaching hours.
Curriculum to be announced at term start
MATH100 and FYS100 or second year physics from upper secondary school.
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS101 and FYS102 or Fysikk 2 from upper secondary school
Mandatory activity:
Final written exam, lasting 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
150 hours including lectures and exercises.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 26 hours. Exercises: 26 hours.

The course is aimed at students who need knowledge about the atmospheric environment and how this knowledge can be applied to agriculture and forestry, nature management, ecology, area planning etc. for their further studies.

The course will only be given if at least 15 students have signed up by the sign-up deadline.

The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått