GEF4310 - Cloud physics
Cloud condensation nuclei, formation of cloud droplets. Growth of cloud droplets by condensation and coalescence. Formation and growth of ice crystals. Mixing of air masses and convection. Precipitation processes, weather radar, thunderstorms, hail. Numerical cloud models.
The student will be able to carry out meteorological work within the areas of clouds, evaporation and precipitation.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
Some basic knowledge of atmospheric thermodynamics and cloud physics, GEF2200 - Atmospheric physics
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with GEF9310 - Cloud Physics.
6 credits against GF325
Approx. two hours of lectures per week. Approx. two hours of exercises/colloquia per week. The course has mandatory assignments.
Written midterm examination, weighing 1/3 of the final grade. Final oral examination weighing 2/3 of the final grade.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
External auditor: Inger Hanssen-Bauer
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