Courses in Meteorology Study Track

Information about meteorology courses.

The preliminary syllabus for the academic year 2024-2025 can be found here. The final syllabus will be published in Sisu by the end of June. Please note, that some courses will not be lectured every academic year.

Meteorology, ad­vanced stud­ies (complete at least 95 cr)

Compulsory courses (45-50 cr)

ATM301 Atmospheric and Earth Sciences Today (5 cr)
ATM345 Atmospheric science seminar for Master’s students (5 cr)
ATM350 Master's thesis (30 cr)
ATM399 Maturity test (0 cr)
Personal study plan (0 cr) (included in ATM301)

Select either ATM302 (5 cr) or ATM386 (2 cr) or FYS2074 Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect, Climate Changes and Impacts (5 cr).

Select either ATM303 Project course in atmospheric sciences (3 or 5 cr) or ATM384 Integrating art and science (5 cr) or ATM380 (5 cr).

Compulsory course packages (50 cr)

Dynamic meteorology I course package (25 cr)

ATM347 Boundary Layer Physics I (5 cr)
ATM348 Dynamics of Atmospheric Flow Structures I (5 cr)
ATM349 Dynamics of Atmospheric Flow Structures II (5 cr)
ATM351 Mesometeorology (5 cr)
ATM352 Synoptic meteorology I (5 cr)

Dynamic meteorology II course package (25 cr)

ATM357 Atmospheric Radiation (5 cr)
ATM354 Cloud Physics (5 cr)
ATM315 Numerical Meteorology I (5 cr)
ATM322 Meteorological observation systems (5 cr)
ATM355 Atmospheric General Circulation I (5 cr)

Optional course packages (0-25 cr)

You can complete whole course packages or singular courses.

Dynamic meteorology III course package

ATM316 Numerical Meteorology II (5 cr)
ATM317 Laboratory Course in Numerical Meteorology (5 cr)
ATM356 Convective Weather Systems and Climate (5 cr)
ATM353 Synoptic meteorology II (5 cr)
ATM306 Basics of atmospheric chemistry (5 cr)
ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences (5 cr)
ATM362 Stratospheric Dynamics and Chemistry (5 cr)
FYS2074 Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change and Impacts (5 cr)
ATM364 Laboratory Course in Synoptic Meteorology (5 cr)
ATM395 Numerical Meteorology III (5 cr)

Meteorological remote sensing course package

ATM323 Advanced Course in Radar Meteorology (5 cr)
ATM324 Laboratory Course in Radar Meteorology (5 cr)
PAP314 Introduction to light scattering (5 cr)
PAP303 Statistical Inverse Methods (5 cr)
ATM325 Satellite Remote Sensing Methods in Aerosol Science (5 cr)

Biometeorology course package

ATM331 Theory of micrometeorological flux measurements (5 cr)
ATM321 Field course in micrometeorology and hydrology (5 cr)
ATM328 Global biogeochemical cycles (5 cr)
ATM332 Terrestrial water, carbon and nitrogen cycles (5 cr)
ATM359 Eddy covariance intensive course (5 cr)
ATM333 Turbulence Theory (5 cr)
ATM309 Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks (5 cr)


Optional advanced courses for all study tracks 

ATM373 Leadership for Sustainable Change (5 cr)
ATM377 Introduction to Earth System Modelling (5 cr)
ATM378 (5 cr)
ATM379 (5 cr)
ATM380 (5 cr)
ATM389 Living with changing climate (5 cr)
ATM397 Forests and Climate Change (2 cr)
ATM398 Climate University for Virtual Exchanges (CLUVEX) (1 cr) 
ATM404 Environmental and Climate Regulation in the EU (5 cr)
ATM396 Application of AI/ML techniques in Atmospheric Science (3 cr)

Data Science

ATM308 Statistical Tools for Climate and Atmospheric Science (5 cr)
ATM309 Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks (5 cr)
ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences (5 cr)
DATA11001 Introduction to Data Science (5 cr)
DATA12001 Advanced Course in Machine Learning (5 cr)
LSI35002 Bayesian Data Analysis (5 cr)
DATA20046 Neural Networks and Deep Learning (5 cr)

Select at most one of the following courses:

  • DATA11002 Introduction to Machine Learning (5 cr)
  • ATM4171 Introduction to Machine Learning for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (5 cr)


Other stud­ies (0-25 cr)

Take the compulsory prerequisite courses FYS2031-FYS2035 if these courses or courses with the same contents are not include to your previous studies.

  • FYS2031 Introduction to Meteorology and Weather Observations (5 cr)
  • FYS2032 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (5 cr)
  • FYS2033 Introduction to Atmospheric Flow Dynamics (10 cr)
  • FYS2034 Introduction to Climatology (2 cr)
  • FYS2035 Physical Climatology (3 cr)

In addition to the compulsory prerequisite courses other studies can include study modules or courses from other programmes or courses from other study tracks. Also practical training and language studies can be included in other studies.