Credits: 5

Schedule: 18.04.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student is aware of the basics of space climate.
The student understands how the solar activity changes over the decades and centuries.
The student understand how the Sun affects to the near-Earth space and infrastructure.
The student is able to handle time series data with basic analysis tools.
The student is able to do the basic space weather measurements.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Long-term evolution of the Sun
Basics of the solar activity and solar dynamo modelling
Sunspots and solar magnetic field
Grand solar maxima and minima
Basics of the Sun – Earth coupling
Seasonal and decadal changes of geomagnetic activity
Geomagnetic observations and field work
Real-time space weather analysis
Hands-on-data exercises with browser-based tools

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises, field work report, examinations

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and hands-on-data practices 24 h (2 x 12 h).
Field work 8 h.
Project report writing & exercises 105 h (80 h + 5 x 5 h).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Good knowledge on mathematics and physics. Useful: Introduction to space ELEC-E4210 and Space Physics ELEC-E4520.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English. Info: Eija Tanskanen,


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