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1. Course title

Meteorologiset havaintojärjestelmät
Meteorological observation systems
Meteorological observation systems


2. Course code


3. Course status: compulsory/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
compulsory for

  • Study Track in Meteorology

optional for

  • Study Track in Aerosol Physics
  • Study Track in Remote Sensing

-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


Prof. Dmitri Moisseev and prof. Heikki Järvinen

9. Course learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should have

  • ...
  • an overall knowledge of the main components of the atmospheric observing systems 
  • basic understanding of the observables and measuring principles these systems provide
  • basic understanding how these systems are used in operational weather service, and in atmospheric and climate research
  • understanding of the applications of satellite remote sensing instruments in meteorology and climate research
  • ...

10. Course completion methods

The course will consist of lectures and exercises. There will be a final exam at the end of the course.

11. Prerequisites

BSc level physics and mathematics, ...

12. Recommended optional studies

Courses in any branch of meteorology help to deepen the understanding.

13. Course content

New course, t.b.d.

The course topics include

(1) Measuring instruments

(2) Physical principles and terminology of remote sensing

(3) Modelling of observations

(4) Quantities measured by remote sensing instruments

(5) the applications of remote sensing techniques in meteorology and climate research

14. Recommended and required literature

New course, t.b.d.

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Weekly lectures and exercises sessions.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

The exercises will contribute to 30% of the overall grade

The final exam will contribute to 70% of the overall grade.

17. Teaching language