814301 Meteorological conditions and precipitation

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


Meteorological elements (radiation, temperature, etc.), their measurement, units, influencing factors.
First introduction to atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics including the atmospheric boundary layer and the surface heat balance.
Precipitation: forms, measurement, formation, synoptic conditions, climatology, climate change, forecasting.

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of physics (especially thermodynamics, mechanics, electromagnetic radiation) as well as ability to work with scientific diagrammes is important. If necessary, rehearse before the course!

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Basic understanding of the atmospheric processes with emphasis on surface conditions and precipitation. Knowledge of operational aspects such as measurements and forecasting. Understanding of precipitation and its relationship to basic physics, weather systems and the climate system. Ability to obtain and work with precipitation data with proper consideration of error sources.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.