Study programme: Geophysics
Study cycle: Master (second)
Core of the programme: Recommended course in Geophysics programme
Lectures: 45 hours
Exercises: 0 hours
Seminar: 0 hours
No. of ECTS credits: 4
Specifics: Additional 15 home exsercises and field work with instrumentation
Objectives of the course and intended learning outcomes (competences)Objectives:
- knowledge of theoretical fundamentals and methods for remote sensing of metheorological parameters in the atmosphere.
- knowledge and use of modern remote sensing instrumentation.
Ability to understand and use modern remote sensing methods and instruments.
Contents (Syllabus outline)Propagation of EM and accoustic waves in atmosphere, dipole radiation, single and multiple scattering, depolarization, Rayleigh, Brillouin and Mie scattering, absortion of radiation in the atmosphere, radar and Schwartzschild equation, differential absorption techniques for monitoring of particular atmospheric constituents, doppler based velocity profile measurements.
Local monitoring methods: sample aquisition and analysis.
Pasive remote sensing techniques: multichannel radiometers and scattering sensing on satelites, Dobson technique for ozone monitoring, humidity monitoring by GPS signal analysis, pirheliometer, discharge detector.
Active methods: radar, lidar, DIAL, doppler radar and lidar, ceilometer, RASS, SODAR.
- Bohren, C. F., Clothiaux, E. E.: Fundamentals of atmospheric radiation: an introduction with 400 problems: Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2006, XVIII+472 str. ISBN 3-527-40503-8.
- Rees, W. Gareth, 2001: Physical principles of remote sensing. 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press XVI, 343 str. , ISBN 0-521-66034-3.
- Graeme L. S.: Remote Sensing of the Lower Atmosphere: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, 1994, 544 str., ISBN 978-0195081886.
- specialized literature on particular remote sensing methods.
Expected achievementsKnowledge and understanding
Knowledge of atmospheric phenomena, principles and use of remote sensing techniques for atmosphere and ground monitoring.
Application of radiation phenomena for determination of 3D distributions and vertical profiles of meteorological parameters in the atmosphere.
Asociation of proceses in the atmosphere with basic principles of radiation and remote sensing techniques.
Knowledge and application of laws of interaction between light and matter.
Teaching methodsLectures, exercises and hands on work with measurement systems.
PrerequisitesFinished first degree.
Assesment methodsThe assessment consists of two parts, home work together with a field work project assignment (50 % of final grade) and an exam (50 % of final grade). The candidate successfully completes the assessment by obtaining a grade 6 (pass) to 10 (excellent) in both parts.
Methods of quality assessmentSelf and student evaluation.
Course coodinator and his references
- prof. dr. Jože Rakovec,
- prof. dr. Igor Poberaj.