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 Biogeochemical Cycles
- Study Track in Meteorology
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
- Basics of atmospheric boundary layer physics. Suitable course at the University of Helsinki is ATM347 Boundary Layer Physics I.
- Also other courses related to micrometeorological flux measurements (ATM331 Theory of Micrometeorological Flux Measurements) and time-series analysis (ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences) may be useful.
If you are interested in continuing in the subject courses ATM332 Terrestrial water, carbon and nitrogen cycles and ATM328 Global biogeochemical cycles are recommended.
- You will learn how to process and analysis the eddy covariance flux measurements.
- You will learn how to use the post-processing software EddyUH.
Can be taken in the early or later stages of studies. However, it is recommended after the ATM347 Boundary Layer Physics I.
The course is offered in spring term, not every year.
- Introduction to energy and gas exchange between biosphere and atmosphere.
- Overview of the theory behind of eddy covariance (EC) method.
- EC setup, sensors, methods, data post-processing and gap-filling.
- Data documentation, harmonisation and storage.
- EddyUH and rawdata post-processing.
- Lecture notes
- Peer-reviewed articles
- Supplementary reading: Eddy covariance: a practical guide to measurement and data analysis / Marc Aubinet, Timo Vesala, Dario Papale, editors
Lectures and practical sessions in the classroom.
Course is graded on the scale pass/fail. In order to pass the course the student should participate lectures and practical sessions, as well as return the final essay.
- Lectures, practical sessions in the class and final essay. Students will write the final essay after course.