Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2020/21 
Vakcode  WBPH04805 
Vaknaam  Climate System and Atmosphere 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Climate System and Atmosphere  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. describe the basic characteristics of the atmosphere and the earth’s energy budget; 2. interpret climatological patterns of wind, temperature, and precipitation; 3. apply a variety of major equations to solve simplified atmosphere problems; 4. integrate general principles to understand large to globalscale circulations of the atmosphere and the ocean. 

Omschrijving  The main objective of the course is to educate students with the basic characteristics of the earth climate system, particularly the part related to the atmosphere, and to train students to use the basic physical laws to describe and interpret atmospheric movements as well as large to globalscale circulations of atmosphere and ocean.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC 20, T 12, 2 ASM 20, PRC 28 hours. Self study: 60 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(50% WE, 30% R, 20% AST) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. H. Chen  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. H. Chen  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  • The prerequisites of the course are Calculus 1, and 2, Linear Algebra, Thermodynamics; • Experience of using a scripting language (highlevel programming language) is preferred, such as R, Matlab, Python; • If not all prerequisites are met, an intake talk is necessary. 

Opmerkingen  The final mark will be weighted as 0.2 x homework + 0.3 x project + 0.5 x written exam. The project will be evaluated based on the submitted report and the programming source code. The written exam evaluates knowledge (~20%) (Objective 1), comprehension (~20%) (Objective 2), and application (~60%) (Objectives 3&4). The project report and the written exam must be evaluated 5.0 or above to pass. This course was registered last year with course code NAKSA11 

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