Cloud dynamics 781

Module code WKD 781
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Scaling and interpretation of equations of motion for mesoscale processes.  The role of stability and other trigger actions on initial cloud formation and the evolution of clouds.  Shallow and deep convective processes. Tropical and mid-latitude cloud generation processes and characteristics. Cloud splitting. Parameterisation of radiation and heat in atmospheric models. Microphysics parameterisations in numerical models.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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