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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

After taken this course the students will

  • be able to carry out meteorological work within the areas of clouds, evaporation and precipitation.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses


Approx. two hours of lectures per week. Approx. two hours of exercises/colloquia per week. The course has mandatory assignments, which has 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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Study administration, email address:


  • Mandatory assigments must be approved before sitting the final examination for the course.
  • Written midterm examination (3 hours) counts for 1/3.
  • Final oral examination counts for 2/3.

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.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses; GEF4310 – Cloud physics (continued)GEF9310 – Cloud Physics (continued), and GEO9922 – Cloud Physics

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.


This course changed code from the autumn of 2018 from GEF4310 - Cloud physics to GEO4922 - Cloud Physics.

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