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 Remote Sensing
- Study Track in Meteorology
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
- Introduction to meteorology and weather observations, Atmospheric thermodynamics
- Suitable courses at the University of Helsinki are Atmospheric Thermodynamics (53604)
Fundamental concepts discussed in this course are used in:
You will understand "how radiation works" and will be provided a solid conceptual and mathematical foundation for further studies.
Can be taken in the early or later stages of studies.
The course will be lectured every year in the I period.
This course familiarizes the students with the transfer of radiation in the atmosphere and the basics of meteorological optics and remote sensing. In particular, this includes
- basic equations of radiative transfer
- main features of scattering and gas absorption in the atmosphere
- computational methods for treatment of gas absorption
- thermal radiation and its transfer in the atmosphere
- solar radiation and its transfer in the atmosphere
- radiative properties of the surface
- the effect of clouds on radiative transfer
- the effect of aerosols on radiative transfer
- factors affecting visibility.
Grant W. Petty, A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation, Sundog Publishing
Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work). Total hours 135.
Final grade is based on exercises (30%) and final exam (70%).
Exercises and final exam