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Postgraduate course

Data Analysis in Meteorology and Oceanography

Level of Study

Bachelor and master

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Teaching semester

Autumn

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

Aim and Content

The course provides a basic introduction to statistical methods commonly applied in analysis of observed simulated quantities in oceanography and meteorology. This includes descriptive statistic, hypothesis testing, and probability distribution. The course will further contain frequency analysis and filtering of time series, and methods for identifying spatial coherences such as linear regressions, correlation analysis, and empirical orthogonal functions. The theory will be applied on geophysical problems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student:

- knows hypothesis testing

- can make inference based on a sample of data and quantify the uncertainty associated

Skills

The student:

- can prepare and systemize observational and model data for statistical analysis

- can present the results of the analysis

- can compute correlations and regressions between time series

- can determine the frequency spectrum of a time series

- can deduce the spatial structure of data

General competence

The student

- is able to compute and assess basic statistical properties

- is able to synthesize the result of analyzes in a scientific report

Required Previous Knowledge

GEOF105 or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Background in meteorology and/or oceanography; basic training in statistics.

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Teaching and learning methods

3 hours lecture per week.
Excercises 2 hours per week

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Approved project thesis

Valid for four semesters: The semester mandatory activities have been approved and the three following semesters.

Forms of Assessment

The project thesis must be passed in order to take the exam. The final exam is written, lasting for four hours. If less than 10 students are registered, there might be an oral exam.

Examination Support Material

Non-programmable calculator, according to the faculty regulations.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Department

Geophysical Institute

Contact

Contact Information

studierettleiar@gfi.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.11.2018
  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    06.12.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    22.11.2018
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam