School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Lectures, exercises and seminars

Winter semester 2022/23

Course of studies in physics

List of courses:

  • Introduction to atmospheric physics
  • Introduction to atmospheric physics - Exercise
  • Seminar on atmospheric physics
  • Atmospheric physics: Project planning and control
  • Atmospheric physics: Methodological knowledge and presentation of results
  • Special Topics in Atmospheric Physics - Dynamics and Transport in the Stratosphere II
  • Special topics in atmospheric physics - Climate change: From process understanding to prediction
  • Special topics in atmospheric physics - Climate Change: The Sixth Assessment Report
  • Atmospheric chemistry and dynamics (compact course)

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Course "Computer Simulation in Science" (M.Sc.)

List of courses:

  • Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
  • Introduction to atmospheric physics - Exercise
  • Seminar on Atmospheric Physics

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Focus on atmospheric physics

Introduction to atmospheric physics (Koppmann)

PHYEAPV (Lecture, 4 hours per week):

  • Tue. 4-5:30 pm D.07.01
  • Thu. 4-5:30 pm D.07.01

Rhythm: weekly

First appointment: 18th October, 2022, 4 pm s.t

Last appointment: 2nd February, 2023

Because it is not yet possible to assess what the situation will be like at this point in time, please send an email to "koppmann@uni-wuppertal.de"

Content of the lecture:

Introduction:

General Introduction, The Earth as a Planet, Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere, Composition of the Atmosphere                                                                                                                     

Thermodynamics:

Ideal Gas Equation, Virtual Temperature, Hydrostatic Equation, Barometric Height Formula, Scale Height, Geopotential, Hypsometric Equation, Concept of an Air Parcel, Dry Adiabatic Temperature Gradient, Potential Temperature, Water Vapor in the Atmosphere, Global Water Cycle, Wet Adiabatic Temperature Gradient, Atmospheric Temperature Profile, Stratification Stability, Brunt-Väisälä Frequency , stability criteria, gravity waves                                                                                                                                                                                  

Radiation in the system atmosphere:

Solar constant, mean solar radiation, absorption of solar radiation, Lambert-Beer's law, scattering, spectral distribution, basics of radiation transport, thermal radiation, radiation balance, greenhouse effect (natural, anthropogenic), total energy balance of the earth system, optical phenomena in the atmosphere 

Dynamics of the atmosphere:

Atmosphere as a fluid, coordinate systems, pressure gradient force, Coriolis force, geostrophic wind, gradient wind, cyclonic/anticyclonic flow, motion under the influence of frictional forces, influence of gravity, Navier-Stokes equation, continuity equation, convergence, divergence, vorticity, circulation, vorticity equation , potential vorticity, barotropic and baroclinic stratification, dynamics of the surface air layers, boundary layer meteorology    

Atmospheric Circulation:

Global circulation patterns, westerly wind drift, barotropic and baroclinic waves, fronts, cyclones and anticyclones, trade winds, Hadley cells, subtropical jet, temporal and spatial variations, El Nino-Southern oscillation, North Atlantic oscillation, stratospheric circulation

Chemistry of the atmosphere:   

Tropospheric chemistry, radical chemistry, HOx cycle, lifetime and distribution of trace gases, basics of reaction kinetics, stratospheric chemistry, ozone chemistry, halogen chemistry, polar stratospheric clouds

Recommended requirement:

Basic lectures in physics and mathematics

Examination performance:

Oral exam

In the Master's course: Additional written homework on a specific topic by arrangement

Qualification goal:

The students have an understanding of fundamental relationships in atmospheric physics and have Knowledge of basic equations of atmospheric physics. They know the connection between chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere. They have a well-founded overview of the Trace substance budget and the radiation balance of the earth as well as the atmospheric circulation. The graduates understand the basic phenomena of weather and climate.

Literature:

John M. Wallace, Peter V. Hobbs, Atmospheric Science, Academic Press, 2006 One of the best introductory books on atmospheric physics! All areas are described very clearly and comprehensibly and examples are also explicitly calculated. There is also a website with lots of additional information for students, assignments, graphics, etc., unfortunately not cheap.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Exercise to introduction to atmospheric physics (Krebsbach / Koppmann)

PHYMEAVU (Exercise, 2 hours per week):

Rhythm: weekly

Appointments: 17th October, 2022 - 30th January, 2023 in room F.13.17

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Seminar on Atmospheric Physics (Koppmann / Volk)

PHYMAPSS1 (Seminar, 2 hours per week):

  • Wed. 11-12:30 pm D.07.01

Rhythm: Meeting in presence, weekly

First appointment: 12th October, 2022

Last appointment: 1st February, 2023

Seminar plan

Recommended requirement:

Participation in the lecture "Introduction to Atmospheric Physics"

Examination to be performed:

Presentation of a current topic of atmospheric research by arrangement

Qualification goal:                                                                                                                 

The students are able to work out a selected topic from the fields of atmospheric dynamics and trace substance transport independently and to present this in a seminar lecture. They master information research in the literature and on the Internet as well as the preparation of information for a presentation. Students can present the topic treated in a way that is appropriate for the target group and design it didactically.                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                        

Atmospheric Physics: Project planning and control (Koppmann / Volk)

PHYMAPPK1S (Seminar, 2 hours per week):

  • Mon. 11-12:30 D.07.01

First appointment: 17th October, 2022

Last appointment: 30th January, 2023

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Atmospheric physics: Methodological knowledge and presentation of results (Koppmann / Volk)

PHYMAPMLS1 (Seminar, 2 hours per week):

  • Mon. 15:30-17:00 D.07.01

First appointment: 10th October, 2022

Last appointment: 30th January, 2023

Comment:

The seminar is a literature seminar, which is also referred to as the "Journal Club" at other universities and occurs in many variations. The objectives of this seminar are to keep the participants up to date on research, to facilitate the implementation of findings in research everyday life and to promote the ability of critical reading. There is a tremendous (still increasing) amount of literature, and this extensive offer calls for a high level of competence and effective techniques for critically handling this information. The versatility of the seminar and the broad spectrum of treated Magazines relevant to atmospheric research bring a considerable wealth of experience and knowledge to both students and members of the working group.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                     

Special Topics in Atmospheric Physics - Dynamics and Transport in the Stratosphere II (Volk)

PHYMAPSTV2b (Lecture, 4 hours per week):

  • Thu. 2-4 pm D.07.01

First appointment: 13th October, 2022

Last appointment: 2nd February, 2023

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Special topics in atmospheric physics - Climate change: From process understanding to prediction (Riese)

PHYMAPSTV3 (Lecture):

  • Wed. 2-4:30 pm D.07.01

First appointment: 12th October, 2022

Last appointment: 1st February, 2023

Recommendation:

Lecture is held in attendance. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Martin Riese (m.riese@fz.juelich.de) by email by October 10th, as the preliminary meeting will take place via video conference on October 12th.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Special topics in atmospheric physics - Climate Change: The Sixth Assessment Report (Plöger / Müller)

PHYMAPST3VU (Seminar, 2 SWS):

  • -

Climate Change - The Sixth Assessment Report

Preliminary discussion on Friday, 20.10., 13:30 online via

webconf.fz-juelich.de/b/plo-fgc-t0p-7si

Password: 953640

In case of further questions please contact Felix Plöger or Rolf Müller (f.ploeger@fz-juelich.de, ro.mueller@fz-juelich.de). The seminar will likely take place as a block course and in hybrid format. Presentations and seminar dates will be defined in the preliminary discussion.

Contents:

Earth's climate is rapidly changing and humankind is increasingly facing the consequences of climate change, like extreme weather events, droughts and floodings. The recently published Sixth Asessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summarizes the most recent relevant research results regarding climate change and discusses their consequences.

In this seminar we will focus on selected chapters of "The Physical Science Basis" of the IPCC's Sixth Asessment Report. These will be presented by the students and will be discussed in the group. Special interest of the participants in particular topics is very welcome.

Recommended requirement:

General interest into climate change. Introductory lecture to atmospheric physics could be helpful, but is not necessary.          

Examination to be performed: 

oral presentation (3 credit points)

Target group:

Masterstudenten der Atmosphärenphysik

Teaching Methods: 

studies, presentation and discussion of the IPCC Sixth Asessment Report - The Physical Science Basis

Literature: 

IPCC Sixth Asessment Report - The Physical Science Basis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Atmospheric chemistry and dynamics (compact course) (Thorsten Benter / Jörg Kleffmann)

CHE303111 (Lecture):

  • Monday, September 19th, 2022, 08:30 am - Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 11:00

Duration: September 19th, 2022 - September 24h, 2022
Rhythm: Compact Course

Short comment:

Deadline for registration: 31th July.
For the schedule of the lectures, see:


https://www.fz-juelich.de/en/iek/iek-7/expertise/compact-course-atmospheric-chemistry-and-dynamics/lecture-programme

You can find the registration form here:

https://go.fzj.de/ACaD2022

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

1. Semester (Computer Simulation in Science)

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics (Koppmann)

  • Tue 16-18 D.07.01
  • Thu 16-18 D.07.01

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics - Exercise (Krebsbach / Koppmann)

3. Semester (Computer Simulation in Science)

Seminar on Atmospheric Physics (Koppmann)

  • Wed 11-12:30 D.07.01

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