GEO4922 – Cloud Physics
Exams after the reopening
As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
This course gives an introduction to cloud physics and covers the following topics: condensation, droplets, collision and coalescence, ice crystals, air mixing, and convection. The course also covers precipitation, weather radar, thunderstorms and hail, and teaches you to use numerical cloud models to understand and explore relevant problems in meteorology.
After taking this course, you will be able to
- describe the key processes related to clouds and precipitation
- discuss the impact and relevance of changes to cloud formation and precipitation
- use numerical models to understand and explore central processes in cloud physics
- perform relevant meteorological analysis and present your findings to fellow students
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- basic knowledge of atmospheric thermodynamics and cloud physics
- GEO2310 – Meteorology / GEF2200 – Atmospheric physics (continued)
- 10 credits overlap with GEF4310 – Cloud physics (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with GEO9922 – Cloud Physics.
- 10 credits overlap with GEF9310 – Cloud Physics (continued).
Approximately 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercises/colloquia per week. The course has mandatory assignments, which have to be approved before the final examination.
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 Students who fail to meet are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (email@example.com).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
- Mandatory assignments must be approved before sitting the final examination for the course.
- Written midterm examination (3 hours) counts 1/3 towards the final grade.
- Final oral examination counts 2/3 towards the final grade.
- Both the written midterm examination and the final oral examination must be passed separately in order to pass the course.
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.
It will also be counted as 1 of the 3 attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
In this course may any written exam questions or assignment questions 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.
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.