GEF4320 – Radiation and remote sensing
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The radiative transfer equation in a plane-parallel atmosphere. Absorption and emission of longwave radiation. Absorption and scattering of shortwave radiation in cloudy and cloud free atmospheres. Transmission and reflection. Principles for satellite remote sensing. Active remote sensing with LIDAR.
To provide the necessary background for work with radiative transfer problems in meteorology and oceanography, especially in connection with numerical models and remote sensing.
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with GEF9320 – Radiation and Remote Sensing (discontinued)
6 credits against GF335
Lectures and exercises/colloquia; total 4 hours per week. A 3-4 day field excursion at Andøya.
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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: email@example.com
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Completed assignments. Written mid-term exam. Approved field report. Oral final exam.
Exam questions will only be available in English.
Language of examination
In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may 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.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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