GEO4902 – Weather Systems

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course provides an in depth description of the dynamics of weather systems from the planetary to the mesoscale. A particular focus is placed on realtime forecasting and high impact weather.

Learning outcome

After taking this course you will be able to understand:

  • force balances based on time and spatial scale
  • realtime forecasting
  • scale analysis
  • atmospheric predictability
  • knowledge of high impact weather


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Recommended previous knowledge


4 hours lectures/week during the semester. The students are expected to give one weather presentation in the class during the semester.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Study administration, email address:



  • Final oral examination counts for 100%.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

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.

Facts about this course






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