GEO9922 – Cloud Physics
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
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.
After taking this course the students will:
- be able to carry out meteorological work within the areas of clouds, evaporation and precipitation.
- get experience in presenting relevant articles/books in the subject field at seminars.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
- Basic knowledge of atmospheric thermodynamics and cloud physics.
- GEF2200 – Atmospheric physics (continued) / GEO2310 – Meteorology
- 10 credits overlap with GEF4310 – Cloud physics (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with GEO4922 – Cloud Physics.
- 10 credits overlap with GEF9310 – Cloud Physics (continued).
Lectures and exercises/colloquia; approximately 4 hours per week. Seminars where students will present relevant articles/books. 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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
- All mandatory activities (assignments and presentations) 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.
- All parts must be passed individually 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 one of the three 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 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.
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.