|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. J Vilà-Guerau de Arellano|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. J Vilà-Guerau de Arellano|
|Examiner(s)||dr. J Vilà-Guerau de Arellano|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
MAQ-21806 Meteorology and Climate; HWM-23806 Geophysical Fluid Mechanics.
MAQ-31806 Atmospheric Modelling.
The aim of the course is to provide the student with a detailed description and quantification of the main features of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL). This turbulent layer is influenced by surface conditions and the free atmospheric conditions. The atmospheric turbulent characteristics are studied under different stratification regimes: unstable, neutral and stable. These regimes are explained by analysing the distribution and the evolution of the turbulent kinetic energy. The dispersion of pollutants are also studied. During the course, the main tools to analyse the ABL: observational and numerical modelling data, statistical and spectral methods, are used to reveal the characteristics and structure of the ABL.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- discuss and explain the majority of issues related to the atmospheric boundary layer;
- describe the fundamental processes of flow disturbed by a canopy and boundary layer processes related to atmospheric chemistry;
- apply the general theory of the atmospheric boundary layer in order to start research projects on boundary layer processes.
- active participation in lectures;
- performing all exercises.
Syllabus containing pen and paper exercises and questions.
Roland B. Stull (1988). An Intruduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology. Springer, 1988. ISBN-10: 9027727694.
|Restricted Optional for:||BSW||Soil, Water, Atmosphere||BSc||2MO|
|MEE||Earth and Environment||MSc||B: Spec. B - Meteorology and Air Quality||2MO|