GEF4310 – Cloud physics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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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Recommended previous knowledge
Some basic knowledge of atmospheric thermodynamics and cloud physics, GEF2200 – Atmospheric physics
10 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.
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written midterm examination, weighing 1/3 of the final grade. Final oral examination weighing 2/3 of the final grade.
Language of examination
In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.
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.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.