The MSc progamme in Environmental Meteorology offers a variety of contents related to the physical and chemical properties of the earth atmosphere, the phenomena governing its dynamics, and their connections with processes affecting the environmental systems, such as the hydrosphere, the litosphere, the biosphere and the ecosystems.
All the processes related to weather and climate phenomena - such as clouds and precipitation, atmospheric radiation, air pollution, wind dynamics - will be treated in depth.
The courses offered within the programme enable students to become familiar with a variety of approaches, including theoretical analysis, measurements techniques and observational methods, data analysis, computer simulations of environmental processes by means of numerical models.
Besides mandatory courses, covering the required background of an environmental meteorologist, through optional courses and their MSc thesis students will be allowed to focus their curriculum more specifically on their preferred topics.
The knowledge and skills learned in the programme will provide graduates with a sound background to face the subsequent training required for a variety of jobs - such as weather forecaster, aviation meteorologist, meteorological consultant, climate analyst, environmental meteorology expert in support of planning and/or management activities, teacher - or to proceed to higher levels of educations (e.g. doctoral studies).