Boundary layer meteorology 811

Module code AQM 811
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Introduction to global circulation and South African weather and climate. Mathematical functions and atmospheric balance laws. Stability and mixing heights. The atmospheric boundary layer over urban and rural areas. Turbulence. Earth’s energy budget. Transfer and exchange of energy. Introduction to atmospheric and chemical dispersion modelling. Practical modelling of air pollution: Box models, Gausian puff or plume models, stochastic models, trajectory models.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Geography, Geoinf + Meteor
Period of presentation Year

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