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1. Course title

Aerosol Modelling
Aerosol Modelling


2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 530265 Aerosolimallinnus, 5 op.

3. Course status: optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (optional for Study Track in Aerosol Physics)
TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

-The course may be offered in the autumn or spring term or both.
-If the course is not offered every year, this must be indicated here.
-Specification of the teaching period when the course will be offered

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Markku Kulmala 

9. Course learning outcomes

To learn conceptual modelling, and to learn to create new mathematical equations that describe physics and chemistry in atmospheric systems, including basic processes taking place indoors.

10. Course completion methods

Weekly programming / conceptual equation development exercises and final home exam.

11. Prerequisites

Aerosol Physics I and II should preferably be performed before this course.

12. Recommended optional studies

13. Course content

  • Derivation of physico-mathematical equations
  • Indoor aerosol model
  • cluster model
  • models to describe new scientific findings
  • conceptual aerosol dynamic model(s)

14. Recommended and required literature

Journal manuscripts related to the topics of this course

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Weekly interactive sessions, exercises and some introductory lectures.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

The final grade is based on exercises (1/3) and final exam (2/3).

17. Teaching language