RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS

Course Information
TitleΜΟΝΤΕΛΑ ΔΙΑΔΟΣΗΣ ΑΚΤΙΝΟΒΟΛΙΑΣ / RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS
CodeΜΦΠ709
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002500

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

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses214

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600133755
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΜΦΠ604 RADIATION IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Learning Outcomes
Working with a radiative transfer model in the atmosphere. Searching from various sources the necessary input data. Selection of appropriate input parameters according to application. Management of model results according to application.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
Course Content (Syllabus)
The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the use and applications of radiative transfer models in studying problems in the scientific field of Physics of the atmospheric environment. For this course the freely available radiative transfer model “libRadtran” is used. The students start with the installation of the model in their personal computers. The methods and sources for importing to the model the required input data for different applications are presented and analyzed. The students perform exercises to determine the sensitivity of the model results on the input data and on the accuracy of the radiative transfer equations solver. Different input data mining sources are discussed including satellite and ground observations. Model exercises are performed to study simple problems of atmospheric physics that are related to solar and terrestrial radiation, as well as applications of the model on the management of remote sensing atmospheric and radiation measurements.
Keywords
radaitive transfer model, simulation of radiation, solar radaiotion, terrestrial radaition
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures241.0
Reading Assigment160.6
Tutorial100.4
Internship401.6
Written assigments100.4
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
Evaluation of exercises which are given to students as homework. Evaluation of the students contribution to the discussions during the classes.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
K.N. Liou, "An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation", Volume 84, Second Edition (International Geophysics), Academic Press, 2002 B. Mayer et al., "libRadtran user’s guide",v 1.7, http://www.libradtran.org, 2012
Last Update
26-01-2017