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MN-GM-METTOP

Elective: Challenging research topics
Identification

MN-GM-METTOP
Workload

180 h
Credit points

6
Academic
semester

2. or 3.
Semester
Frequency

Every semester
Duration

1 semester
1 Teaching
a) Lecture
b) Seminar
Contact time
45 h
45 h
Self-study
45 h
45 h
Expected
students

15
2

Module objective and acquirable skills

  • Insight in current challenging topics in atmospheric research
  • In-depth understanding in specialized research topics
  • Ability to judge success, potential and limitation in atmospheric research
3 Module content
  • lectures on challenging atmospheric research topics, e.g. aerosol modelling, radar remote sensing, new development in atmospheric monitoring, new techniques in atmospheric modelling, airborne meteorology etc.
  • seminars on actively debated topics and new hypothesis, such as latest IPCC report, geoengineering, uncertainties in the global energy budget, arctic amplification etc. Mini research projects on the related topics will be carried out and presented in the seminars.
4 Types of teaching

Lectures, research projects, seminars with compulsory attedance
5 Requirements for participation

None
6

Final exam, type

Oral examination (graded)

7 Requisites for the allocation of credits

Successful participation in the seminar and passing the oral examination.

At the end of the semester or the beginning of the following semester a possibility to repeat the examination is offered. A failed examination may be repeated twice. Additional possibilities to repeat an examination exist according to the examination regulations (§ 20 section 1).
8 Compatibility with other Curricula
  • Other modules of equal value can be admitted and announced by the examination board after agreement.
  • Suitable as an elective course for mathematics, physics and geoscience students
9 Significance of the module mark for the overall grade

6/120
10 Module coordinator

S. Crewell
11 Additional information