GEF4520 – Turbulence in the atmosphere and ocean
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
GEF4520 examines nonlinear aspects of the large scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation. It expands on the linear theories introduced in GEF4500 - Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics and also covers basic concepts in statistics, chaos theory and turbulence.
The student will learn basic statistics, Fourier transforms and chaos theory.
The student will obtain a fundamental knowledge of:
- the theories of three and two dimensional homogeneous turbulence
- the application to diverse systems like the Jovian atmosphere and flows in ocean basins
- consequences for atmospheric predictability and for the transport of pollutants
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Recommended previous knowledge
5 credits overlap with GEF9520 – Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Ocean
2 weeks of daily lectures.
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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to cancel teaching in this course in semesters when less than 3 students are admitted.
A final presentation of an article or series of articles, relevant in the course and chosen by the student.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.