Hydrosphere and Atmosphere: Modelling and Forecast
05.04.04 In russian
Level of education Master
Type of instruction Full-time
Duration 2 years
- The programme "Hydrosphere and Atmosphere: Modelling and Forecast" equips students with a high scientific and professional level, enabling them to succeed in both scientific and practical fields
- The central focus is on modelling and forecasting in different areas of hydrometeorology. This approach enables graduates to be prepared for complex tasks related to: climate change; and risk assessments of dangerous changes in the atmosphere and natural waters affecting the living conditions and economy of societies
- Water Masses and Frontal Zones of the World Ocean
- Climate Change and Its Modelling
- Hydrological Calculations and Forecasts
- Modelling of Hydrological Processes
- Numerical Weather Forecasting Methods
- Hydrometeorological Information Systems
- Theory of General Circulation of the Atmosphere
- Programming in Hydrometeorology
- Analysing and Displaying Meteorological Information
- Problems of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Changes
- Modelling of Processes of Mass Exchange and Transformation of Matter in Aquatic Ecosystems
- The academic programme is designed to train specialists with fundamental theoretical knowledge and research skills in climatology, oceanology and land hydrology. They will be able to: use the cutting-edge monitoring systems and computer simulation of atmospheric and hydrological processes; and identify the risks of dangerous changes in the state of the atmosphere and natural waters that affect living conditions and the economy of societies.
- A fundamental modern education in theoretical and applied climatology, hydrology and oceanology is provided by this programme. In Russia, it is taught only at St Petersburg University and Moscow State University.
- Individual training of students is provided under the supervision of specialists.
- There is a wide range of elective courses. This makes it possible to build an educational path that will enable students to receive advanced training in one of the areas.
- There is an opportunity to work on advanced unique equipment in the resource centres of St Petersburg University and laboratories of leading research institutions.
- There are joint projects of large field research with foreign partners, including expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.
- There are extensive contacts with public and private institutions that are interested in hydrometeorological research and are potential employers.
- Students take part in research activities supported by grants from: St Petersburg University; the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation; the Government of St Petersburg; and the Russian Geographical Society. They also participate in: conferences; seminars; and symposia. These include the annual international student scientific conference ‘The Great Geographical Festival’, and the international research/practice conference ‘Vinogradov Conference’.
- Analysis of the accuracy of model reproductions of climate change in the 20th century
- Interaction of ocean, atmosphere and sea ice sheet
- Effect of climate and its changes on processes and objects in climate-dependent sectors of the economy
- Water resources of reservoirs and their man-mad changes
- Hydrodynamic simulation of marine areas
- Dynamics of marine ecosystems
- Climate change in the North Polar Region
- Modelling of hydrological processes
- Physical oceanography of seas and oceans
- Environmental issues in inland water bodies
- Modelling of Hazardous Hydrological Processes
- The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway
- The University of Oslo (Norway)
Graduates of the programme work as oceanologists, meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists.