Teacher: Prof. Dr. Scherer
The field course takes place every second year in the Abisko region of northern Sweden.
The field course lasts a total of 15 days during the semester's lecture-free period, eleven days are spent at the Tourist Station in Katterjokk and four at the Tarfala Research Station. The course is divided thematically into an excursion and a practical training. In the excursion part, the Tarfala Research Station and the glaciers observed there will be visited. During the practical course, various meteorological parameters are measured and evaluated in the Katterjokk with the help of automatic measuring stations and the results are presented in lectures.
Prerequisites for a successful participation in the field course are, besides basic meteorological-climatological knowledge, above all interest, commitment and physical fitness.
In the master's degree programs "Urban Ecosystem Sciences"
StuPO 2006, incl. amendment of the statutes in 2015)
and "Technical Environmental Protection"
, the field course can be taken as a compulsory elective module.
In addition, it is suitable as an elective course for a variety of courses of study at the universities of Berlin and Potsdam, especially in the fields:
Geography, Geo-ecology, Earth sciences
Technical environmental protection
The status of the preparations for the current field course in northern Sweden can be found in the corresponding course on the ISIS platform.
The excursion and field course addresses questions of:
topo- and microclimatic phenomena
experimental research methods
Sensor technology and data acquisition systems
Design and execution of meteorological measurements
Data processing, evaluation and presentation
Interpretation of the results
Looking back to previous years
Link to a list of previous field courses - many pictures included
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