Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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.
Schedule: 22.04.2021 - 04.06.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Eija Tanskanen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eija Tanskanen
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
Exercises, field work report, examinations
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).
Good knowledge on mathematics and physics. Useful: Introduction to space ELEC-E4210 and Space Physics ELEC-E4520.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
3 Good Health and Well-being
4 Quality Education
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure