2019-2020 / SPAT0024-2

Meteorology

Part 1

Part 2

Duration

Part 1 : 20h Th, 10h Pr
Part 2 : 20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)6 crédits 

Lecturer

Part 1 : Louis François
Part 2 : Louis François

Coordinator

Louis François

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Schedule

Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The main theoretical chapters are as follows:
Partim 1 Introduction 1. Observing the atmosphere 2. Radiative processes and energy balance 3. Thermostatics
Partim 2 4. Atmosphere fundamental equations 5. Theory of atmospheric movements (geostrophic approximation, thermal wind, atmospheric waves, etc) 6. The planetary boundary layer (atmospheric turbulence) 7. Saturation and condensation processes 8. Large-scale atmospheric circulation  

Part 1

The main theoretical chapters are as follows:
Partim 1 Introduction 1. Observing the atmosphere 2. Radiative processes and energy balance 3. Thermostatics
Partim 2 4. Atmosphere fundamental equations 5. Theory of atmospheric movements (geostrophic approximation, thermal wind, atmospheric waves, etc) 6. The planetary boundary layer (atmospheric turbulence) 7. Saturation and condensation processes 8. Large-scale atmospheric circulation  

Part 2

The main theoretical chapters are as follows:
Partim 1 Introduction 1. Observing the atmosphere 2. Radiative processes and energy balance 3. Thermostatics
Partim 2 4. Atmosphere fundamental equations 5. Theory of atmospheric movements (geostrophic approximation, thermal wind, atmospheric waves, etc) 6. The planetary boundary layer (atmospheric turbulence) 7. Saturation and condensation processes 8. Large-scale atmospheric circulation  

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objective of the course is an introduction to atmopheric dynamics and meteorological processes.

Part 1

The objective of the course is an introduction to atmopheric dynamics and meteorological processes.

Part 2

The objective of the course is an introduction to atmopheric dynamics and meteorological processes.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (especially for partim 2).

Part 1

Good knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (especially for partim 2).

Part 2

Good knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (especially for partim 2).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercises linked to the various chapters. 

Part 1

Exercises linked to the various chapters. 

Part 2

Exercises linked to the various chapters. 

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

The course is given on the second semester. For the schedule and the room of the lectures, please contact  Louis.Francois@uliege.be

Part 1

The course is given on the second semester. For the schedule and the room of the lectures, please contact  Louis.Francois@uliege.be

Part 2

The course is given on the second semester. For the schedule and the room of the lectures, please contact  Louis.Francois@uliege.be

Recommended or required readings

The pdf files of the lessons are available to the students.

Part 1

The pdf files of the lessons are available to the students.

Part 2

The pdf files of the lessons are available to the students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination: theory
Written examination: exercices

Part 1

Oral examination: theory
Written examination: exercices

Part 2

Oral examination: theory
Written examination: exercices

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Contacts

Louis François, Professor, Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics (Bat. B5c), Tel. 04/366 97 76,
e-mail: Louis.Francois@uliege.be 

Part 1

Louis François, Professor, Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics (Bat. B5c), Tel. 04/366 97 76,
e-mail: Louis.Francois@uliege.be 

Part 2

Louis François, Professor, Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics (Bat. B5c), Tel. 04/366 97 76,
e-mail: Louis.Francois@uliege.be 

Items online

Part 1

Online notes
On-line notes available on UMCCB website