This course covers principles of snow physics, snow hydrology, snow-atmosphere interaction and snow modeling. It transmits sound understanding of physical processes within the snow and at its interfaces with the atmosphere and the ground, including field, laboratory, and modeling techniques.
The course provides an introduction to the physical and chemical processes that govern the atmospheric dynamics at small and large scales. The basis is laid for an in depth understanding of our atmospheric environment and the climate system.
The course prepares to a field work in The Russian Arctic. It develops skills and competences related to project conception, management and teamwork.
The course prepares to a field work about the impact of climate change in the Russian Arctic. It develops skills and competences related to project conception and management, teamwork and intercultural relations.
Fieldwork by group under supervision of teacher in the Russian Far North and Arctic about one practical issue related to the changing climate in this region. Data collecting on the field during Summer intersemestrial pause, analyse of the results and repo…