142.769 Atmospheric Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the physics of selected processes in the atmosphere, especially the radiation and energy balance; the structure and the dynamics of the atmosphere; the global circulations, the circulation of water and the climatic zones, the climatic impact of trace gases

Subject of course

1) Radiation and energy balance; 2) The structure of the atmosphere; 3) The dynamics of the atmosphere; 4) Circulations; 5) Circulation of water and the climatic zones; 6) Gas compenents with climatic impact 7) Climate models

Teaching methods

presentation of atmospheric processes explained by basic physics


Mode of examination


Additional information

The course starts on Wednesday, 6.10.2021 at 16:15. The lectures of the course are scheduled each Wednesday from 16:15 to 17:45.

The link for the zoom meeting of the first lecture will be published in the last week of September in the German TISS page under "Weitere Informationen"

The course is offered every 2nd year in the winter term



Examination modalities

oral examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2021 16:30 09.10.2021 18:00 28.01.2022 00:00



Lecture notes for this course are available. In der Lehrveranstaltung

Previous knowledge

basic knowledge of physics and mathematics