This course is discontinued

GEF4210 – Dynamic meteorology II

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Course content

Studies of waves and stability in the atmosphere: Waves made by mountains and thermal contrasts. Wavedrag. Theory af barotropic and baroclinic instability. Energy transfer. Meridional and vertical propagation of planetary waves.

Learning outcome

You will be able to use mathematical methods to analyse observed atmospheric motions.


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


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. Basic knowledge of dynamic meteorology. GEF2220 – Weather systems (discontinued), MEK2300 – Fluid Mechanics (discontinued), GEF4200 – Dynamic meteorology I (discontinued), GEF4230 – Numerical models of the atmosphere (discontinued)

Overlapping courses

6 credits against GF224, 3 credits against GF320


Lectures and seminars 4 hours per week. An obligatory written assignment around the middle of 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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


The written assignment in the middle of the semester must be approved. Final oral exam which counts 100%.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

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

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