814051 Solar radiation and biosphere

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction
Deutsch, Englisch


Basics of solar radiation; radiation laws; Plants, humans and animals in the radiation field; Radiation in canopies; radiation climate in housings; spectral radiation; actual problems in the domain of UV radiation; biological function of UV radiation; ozone hole; longwave radiation; radiation balance; greenhouse effect;

If at least 2 students are interested in taking part in the course, the course can be held in English on a special date. Please contact philipp.weihs@boku.ac.at

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understanding of radiation transfer. Knowledge about application of radiation laws in practical applications.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.