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CODE 80518
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/12
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course provides the fundamentals of atmospheric physics necessary to understand, from a phenomenological and quantitative point of view, those aspects of applied meteorological and climatology relevant to civil and environmental engineering

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic knowledge of the behaviour of Earth's atmosphere and the ability to analyse the main meteorological phenomena, with particular reference to the role of water in the atmosphere and the dynamics of the planetary boundary layer.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and distinguish the main meteorological phenomena that affect, at mid-latitudes, the dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer and the formation of stratiform and convective precipitation.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of approximately 50 hours of lessons in which some laboratory experiments and practical examples of numerical simulation of weather prediction will be also presented. At the end of the course there will be a visit at the Meteo-Hydrological Functional Center of Civil Protection of the Liguria Region.

Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning modalities

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Structure of the atmosphere. Energy balance of the Earth. Role of water in the atmosphere. Stability of atmospheric layers. Cloud microphysics and liquid and solid precipitation. International classification of the clouds. Dynamics of the atmosphere. Atmospheric circulation patterns. Extratropical cyclones. Numerical weather prediction models.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Notes of the course
  • C. D. Ahrens (2007). Essentials of meteorology. Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  • M. L. Salby (1996). Fundamentals of atmospheric physics. Academic Press.
  • J. R. Holton (2004). An introduction to dynamic meteorology. Academic Press.
  • J. M. Wallace and P. V. Hoobs (2006). Atmospheric science. Academic Press.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MASSIMILIANO LORENZO MARIA BURLANDO (President)

FEDERICO CANEPA

LUISA PAGNINI

MARIA PIA REPETTO

LESSONS

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test. At the beginning of the test, the student draws three arguments among those covered during the course and presented in a list that will be provided at the end of the classes. The test consists in a discussion over the drawn topics.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will allow to evaluate the acquisition of the basic knowledge of the topics covered during the course and the correct learning of the technical terminology.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
05/08/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale