zur Startseite IAP Kühlungsborn
zur Startseite der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft


as part of the master degree program atmospheric physics/oceanography

Dynamics of the atmosphere


  • thermodynamic variables and stratification
  • hydrodynamic conservation laws
  • governing equations in dynamic meteorology
  • quasi-geostrophic theory (Rossby waves and wave-mean flow interaction)
  • mean meridional circulation (Stokes drift of waves)
  • internal gravity waves (linear theory, wave-mean flow interaction, quasi-biennial oscillation and general circulation in the mesosphere)


Physics of climate


  • radiative transfer in the atmosphere
  • boundary layer, water vapor, and radiativ-convective equilibrium
  • a simple energy balance climate model
  • the Lorenz energy cycle and global energy budget
  • climate change (climate sensitivitiy and climate feedback, excerpts of recent IPCC reports)