Definition and characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer
Statistical description of the turbulence
Energy analysis of the atmospheric boundary layer
Models of the atmospheric boundary layer
Similarity theory of the atmospheric boundary layer
The structure of the atmospheric boundary layer
Instrumentation for measuring the fundamental physical quantities of the atmospheric boundary layer
LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course of study is aimed at providing advanced preparation in Physics, with knowledge of specialized subjects in the area of Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Students must have a depth knowledge of the most important theories of modern physics and related experimental problems. They must also have a good knowledge of the state of the art in at least one of the specializations currently present in physics. The verification of knowledge and comprehension skills is done through practical, written and oral tests
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:Students must be able to identify the essential elements of a complex physical problem and know how to model them by making the necessary approximations. They must be able to adapt existing models to new experimental data. These skills are obtained through teaching and laboratory activities.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS: Students must be able to independently perform experiments, calculations and numerical simulations and must have the ability to perform bibliographic searches and to select interesting materials, in particular on the WEB. They must be able to take responsibility for both project planning and facility management. Having achieved an adequate level of ethical awareness in research and in professional activities. These skills are acquired during the study for the preparation of the exams, deepening some specific topics also with the consultation of articles in journals.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students must be able to work in an interdisciplinary group. Being able to present their research or research results to an audience of specialists and non-specialists.
LEARNING SKILLS: Students must be able to tackle topics in new fields independently. They must acquire the ability to continue their studies for a research doctorate or other specialization schools.