ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΑΤΜΟΣΦΑΙΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ / ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
CodeΜΦΠ601
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002483

Programme of Study: PPS Environmental Physics (2014-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course118

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600133615
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course provides a broad overview of the physics of the atmosphere and climate along with an in-depth understanding of physical processes and anthropogenic effects. It develops the skills needed for conducting research on these topics, with emphasis on the interpretation of qualitative and quantitative observational and model data. Students acquire skills that include in-depth understanding (and writing) scientific papers, oral presentations, and independent research.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Radiation in the atmosphere: Photochemistry, heating and cooling. Atmospheric radiation balance: top of the atmosphere, global, surface. Structure of the atmosphere and atmospheric circulation: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere. Large scale oscillations and teleconnections. The climate system, climatic variations and sensitivity. Greenhouse effect: changes in energy balance (natural and anthropogenic) and radiative forcing. Natural variability and changes: volcanic and solar activity. Ozone as a climate gas. Introduction to boundary layer physics and meteorology. Introduction to atmospheric models.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment301.2
Project502
Exams30.1
Total2008
Student Assessment
Description
written exams oral presentation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Other / Others (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις απο τις διαλέξεις (Κ. Τουρπάλη) και επιπλέον: 1. Atmospheric Science, Wallace and Hobbs, 2006, Academic Press 2. Atmospheric Science for Environmental Scientists, 2009, Hewitt and Jackson, Wiley-Blackwell 3. Aeronomy of the middle atmosphere, Brasseur and Solomon, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland 4. Global Warming: The complete briefing, John Houghton, Cambridge Univ. Press 5. An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics, Andrews, 2000, Cambridge University Press 6. Physics of Climate, Peixoto and Oort, 1992, American Institute of Physics 7. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, 1987,Andrews, Holton and Leovy Academic Press 8. Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change, 1999, Brasseur, Orlando and Tyndall eds, Oxford University Press
Last Update
13-07-2015