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3352710 Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology, 5 Cp 
Code 3352710  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology  Abbreviation APM 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0520 Physics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Applied Physics (K) 

Thomas Kühn 

Learning outcomes 

After passing this course, the students will know and understand the basic physical processes and meteorology in the atmosphere and how they affect the atmospheric structure under different conditions. The students will also be able to apply their acquired knowledge to solve problems that are related to the taught content.



Structure and composition of the atmosphere, Radiation, Meteorology, Clouds, Atmospheric modelling

Modes of study 

Written examination, calculation exercises

Teaching methods 

36 h lectures, 18 h calculation exercises

Study materials 

to be announced

Evaluation criteria 



Thomas Kühn


The course will be held only every second academic year, next time in the autumn semester 2021.



Further information 

Teaching language is English. Content and modes of study will be agreed in detail at the beginning of the course. For example, the course may be organized in multiform teaching.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams