Cloud Micro- and Macrophysics, 7.5 credits

About the course

This course covers cloud formation from both micro- and macro perspectives. The content is:

- formation and chemical composition of cloud and ice condensation nuclei

- activation of cloud and ice condensation nuclei to cloud droplets and ice crystals

- precipitation processes

- large scale conditions for cloud formation

- interaction between clouds and condensation nuclei with radiation

- observational techniques on the micro- and macro scale

- parameterisation of clouds in numerical weather forecast and climate models.

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