Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2019 - 28.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V 2018 - 2019 (spring)
IV-V 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • After this course the student is aware of basics of space weather.
  • The student understands how the Sun drives space weather.
  • The student recognises the effects of space weather on Earth and other solar system objects. 
  • The student is able to explain how the properties of an object in our solar system influence its space weather. 
  • The student can describe how space weather can be studied with measurements and simulations. 

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Basics of space plasma physics.
  • Basic properties of solar system objects.
  • Magnetosphere and ionosphere physics.
  • Space weather, auroras.
  • Space plasma, electric and magnetic fields.
  • Space-borne and ground-based instrumentation.
  • Space probes for space weather research.
  • Space plasma simulations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises, learning assignments, examinations.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 48 h (2 x 2 h per week). Independent work 87 h.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E4210 Introduction to space. Good knowledge of mathematics and physics.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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