CIE4608 Atmospheric Observation

CIE4608 – Atmospheric observation  – Q4 – 4 ECT
Taught by: Christine Unal, Tim Vlemmix, Pieternel Levelt, Dave Donovan

This course has a variety of subjects. The part of Christine is the largest subject of the course and mainly focuses on radar observations where Dave’s part is focusing on lidar observations. The part of Tim is about air quality and how to obtain it. It has a strong overlap with the subject covered in CIE4606 – Simulation and visualization. Pieternel Levelt also give two lectures about the satellite mission in which she is greatly involved.

The course exists of 3 three assignments (30% of total grade) (on radar observations, air quality and lidar observations) and 5 (small) homework assignments which are graded but hardly have influence with 7% on the total grade. The other 63% of the total grade are based on the exam.

CIE4610 Mass transport

CIE4610 – Mass transport – Q4 – 4 ECTS
Taught by: Pavel Ditmar + guest lecturers

Mass transport is an interesting course on the observations and conclusions of the mass transport on Earth mostly based on data obtained from the GRACE mission. This course will learn you about the models behind the results and will let you think on the drawbacks and conclusions you can draw from the obtained results. Accuracy of the results is also an important topic. At the end of the course there are a few guest lectures on various applications of the GRACE mission.

This course has 5 assignments which will build up to a relatively big model in the last assignment. You will need this model for the paper you will write in the end of the course. Except for this paper and the assignments, the total grade is also based on a presentation at the end of the course. There is NO exam for this course.

CIE4605 Atmospheric science

CIE4605 – Atmospheric science – Quarter 3 – 4 ECTS

Short description: This course is suitable for students with an interest the phenomena occurring in the atmosphere and the modelling of these phenomena. Thermodynamics, convection, radiation and the boundary layer are discussed, as well as large scale circulation, cumulus convection and microphysics.  Teaching is done with lectures and assignments and a written exam is given at the end of the course. The course is taught by Stephan de Roode and Pier Siebesma.

CIE4602 Ice, snow and climate change

CIE4602 – Ice, snow and climate change – Quarter 3  – 4 ECTS

Short description: This course is suitable for students with an interest the phenomena occurring in glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic region. Both theoretical and modelling parts are discussed throughout the lecture series. Teaching is done with lectures and assignments and a written exam is given at the end of the course. The course is taught by Miren Vizcaino and some guest lecturers.