7.5 Learning Atmospheric Processes for Environmental Applications: The New MSc Degree in Environmental Meteorology at the Universities of Trento and Innsbruck

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 11:30 AM
Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Dino Zardi, Univ. of Trento, Trento, Italy

Starting with the academic year 2018/19, the University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria) are going to offer a joint programme, leading to a joint MSc degree in Environmental Meteorology. The curriculum will lead students to acquire not only a sound basis in meteorology, including numerical weather prediction and atmospheric boundary layer processes, but also interdisciplinary contents connected to a number of environmental applications in neighbouring fields, such as hydrology, agricultural and forest meteorology, renewable energy resources, environmental chemistry, and air pollution monitoring, modelling and management. Students will also become confident with different complementary approaches, including theoretical analysis, numerical modelling, and experimental techniques specifically oriented to environmental measurements.

A solid background in mathematics, theoretical and applied physics, and chemistry is required for the students to be admitted.

All lectures are taught in English, and semesters are organised alternately at the two universites so as students can get the most out of the specific expertise available one each side.

The preparation offered through this porogramme is meant to form professionals enabled to support the assessment of available energy form renewable resources, air quality management, water resource management, agricultural and forestry management and planning, applied climatology.

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