The course comprises three parts.
Part 1, theory part (1.5 credits)
The course provides an introduction to magnetospheric physics, physics and observations of the northern lights, optical phenomena in the polar regions, pearl clouds, snow and ice-related phenomena, and the impact of climate on the Arctic environment. The course also includes a presentation of the research activities in the Kiruna area and study visits. A number of compulsory assignments are included.
Part 2, laboratory part (1.5 credits)
The module consists of a laboratory course that is presented in writing.
Part 3, project part (1.5 credits)
The component consists of a project work that is presented in writing.
The course will include a 4-day meeting in Kiruna in February.
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