A new M.Sc. programme has been established by UCD
in partnership with Met Éireann,
the National Meteorological Service.
This course provides the scientific background needed for
all branches of applied meteorology.
It provides a solid foundation in Physical, Synoptic,
Dynamic and Numerical meteorology.
- Physical Meteorology
- Synoptic Meteorology
- Dynamic Meteorology
- Numerical Weather Prediction
General and Physical Meteorology
The global atmosphere, atmospheric thermodynamics, thermodynamical
properties of water, radiation, cloud physics, boundary layer and
turbulence, climatology, hydrology, oceanography.
Synoptic Meteorology and Forecasting
Observational methods, satellite meteorology, weather radar, global
general circulation, baroclinic instability and cyclogenesis, models
of mid-latitude cyclones, tropical meteorology, synoptic analysis.
Basic fluid dynamics, rotating coordinates, shallow water equations,
atmospheric wave motion, quasi-geostropic equations, hydrodynamical
instability theory, atmospheric energetics, stratospheric and
mesospheric dynamics, general circulation.
Numerical Weather Prediction
Basic NWP system, data assimilation, initialization, numerical
methods, numerical prediction models, physical parameterisation,
analysis of specific modeling systems, predictability, climate modeling
A substantial applied thesis will be carried out in the summer term.
The fees for the 2004-2005 Academic year were 3820 Euro (EU citizens),
7640 Euro (non-EU citizens).
For more comprehensive details of fees,
Who Should Apply?
Applicants should hold a good honours degree
(Grade 2.2 or above) in a science or engineering
area, with a strong mathematical content.