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MN-GM-METFUT

Elective: Future Challenges of Meteorology
Identification number
MN-GM-
METFUT
Workload

180 h
Credits

6
Term of studying
2. or 3. Semester
Frequency of
occurrence

On special announcement
Duration

1 semester
1 Type of lessons
Project

Contact times
90 h

Self-study times
90 h

Intended group size
5
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Aims of the module and acquired 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

Contents of the module


  • Project work 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. During contact time, discussions on actively debated topics and new hypothesis, such as latest IPCC report, geoengineering, uncertainties in the global energy budget, arctic amplification etc.

 

4 Teaching/Learning methods

Project, hands-on supervision
5 Requirements for participation 
None
6

Type of module examinations

Presentation (graded) with written report (graded)

7 Requisites for the allocation of credits

Successful presentation and successful report

At the end of the semester or the beginning of the following semester a possibility to repeat the presentation or the report is offered. A failed examination may be repeated twice. Additional possibilities to repeat an examination exist according to the examination regulations (§ 20 section 1).

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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. Crewel
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Additional information