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Arctic Science A, 4.5 Credits

Swedish name: Arktisk vetenskap A

This syllabus is valid: 2012-10-15 and until further notice

Course code: 5FY105

Credit points: 4.5

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Physics: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

Grading scale: TH teknisk betygsskala

Responsible department: Department of Physics


Introduction to magnetospheric physics, auroral physics and observations, optical phenomena in polar regions, mother of pearl clouds, introduction to snow and ice-related phenomena, the climate’s impact on the arctic environment. The course also includes a presentation of the scientific research activities in the Kiruna area and a number of visits. There will be a number of theoretical problems to solve; an experimental part and a project are also included.

Required Knowledge

Univ: Basic eligibility and a major in physics at high school level or equivalent.