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1. Course title

Synoptinen meteorologia II
Synoptisk meteorologi II
Synoptic Meteorology II


2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53607 Synoptinen meteorologia II, 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 Meteorology)

-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

After you have taken synoptic meteorology 1. Can either be in the first or second year of masters studies.

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

The course will be lectured every other year (odd years) in the III period.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Victoria Sinclair PhD

9. Course learning outcomes

The course has five main learning objectives:

1. The student has an deep understanding of theories which explain the development of a variety of weather systems in the mid-latitudes.
2. The student is able to accurately described different weather situations both in writing and orally.
3. The student has the ability to accurately interpret weather maps, observations, and numerical model output in an effective and meaningful way.
4. The student is able to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life weather situations to diagnose the physical processes acting and to understand why this weather situation has developed and to predict (forecast) how it will change in the near future.
5. The student is able to give coherent and in-depth explanations of why the weather is doing what it is by applying and integrating different aspects of theory.

10. Course completion methods