Master’s Programme in Atmospheric Sciences is responsible for the course.
Module where the course belongs to:
- ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences
- Study Track in Geophysics of the Hydrosphere
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
BSc in natural sciences and FYS2075 Basic Course in Oceanography
- Geophysics of snow and ice
- Physical oceanography
1. Gain the knowledge of structure and forms of sea ice.
2. Explain the role of thermodynamics in the evolution of sea-ice cover, particularly the thermal growth and decay of ice. Related to this, obtain the skills to use analytical and numerical solutions to resolve problems related to sea-ice thermodynamics.
3. Explain the role of dynamics in the evolution of sea-ice cover including motion, rheology and deformation. Related to this, obtain the skills to use analytical and numerical solutions to resolve problems related to sea-ice dynamics.
4. Gain skills to use and analyse thermodynamic-dynamic sea-ice models.
5. Gain the skill to discuss about the role of sea ice in the Earth's climate.
The course is offered in autumn every 2nd year in period IV.
See the course page at https://courses.helsinki.fi/en/ATM341/124982162
Thomas, D. N. (2017) Sea ice, John Wiley & Sons.
Cerrieres, T., et al. (2017) Sea ice analysis and forecasting : towards an increased reliance on automated prediction systems, Cambridge University Press.
Leppäranta, M. (2011) The drift of sea ice, 2nd ed. Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg.
The NEMO Sea Ice Working Group (2019) SI3 – Sea Ice modelling Integrated Initiative – The NEMO Sea Ice engine.
Gurvan Madec and NEMO System Team (2019) NEMO ocean engine, ISSN 1288-1619.
Lectures, excursions, exercises and group work including reporting and presentation.
Activity, group work, exam and exercises. Grading 1-5.
The course consists of lectures, group works, exam and exercises.