Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes


Weather forecasts in the Arctic are often unreliable, and the global climate models show a large uncertainty in scenarios.

One of the reasons is that processes in the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer often are poorly implemented in these kinds of models. The course covers themes relevant for the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer such as: theory of the boundary layer with special emphasis on the stable boundary layer; turbulence; local climate processes; air-ice-sea interaction; topographically induced phenomena; measuring techniques and data analysis; numerical modelling.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2015
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEarth sciencePhysical science (others)
Teaching placeUNIS, Longyearbyen, Norway
Tagsarcticglobal warmingatmospherearctic atmosphereweather forecast
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