This course is discontinued

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Course content

Equations for atmospheric mass, momentum and energy. Circulation and vorticity. Scale analysis. Elementary boundary layer theory. Quasi-geostrophic theory applied to cyclone wave development. Perturbation method and Rossby waves.

Learning outcome

You will become familiar with basic elements of dynamic meteorology


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Calculus. Some knowledge of basic meteorology and fluid dynamics. GEF2200 – Atmospheric physics (continued), GEF2220 – Weather systems (discontinued), MEK1300 – Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (discontinued)

Overlapping courses

2 credits overlap with GEF4205

10 credits against GF 223


4 hours per week of lectures, seminars and exercises.


Final oral examination. Assessment of assignments

Home exam around the middle of term. This counts ca 30%, and must be passed. Final oral exam which counts ca 70%. The final grades is given after a total evaluation of the two exams. Letter grades (A-F).

This course does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examinations, see /studier/admin/eksamen/sykdom-utsatt/mn/index.html and

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Facts about this course




Last given 2007. Will partly be replaced by the new course GEF4500 from autumn 2008.


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