The Master's examination is comprised of the module examinations completed during the Master's degree course and the Master's thesis.

B.Sc. Meteorologie

The Bachelor’s thesis should demonstrate that the candidate is able to use independently scientific methods to answer a research questions within a specific period of time. The Bachelor’s thesis should be thematically related to a research-oriented focus.

The topic will be distributed in the Meteorological Seminar at the end of January.

Current topics (DE)

List fo Bachelor’s thesis

M.Sc. Meteorology

The master thesis should be thematically related to a research-oriented focus and should demonstrate that the candidate is able to independently use scientific methods to answer a research questiob within a specific period of time.

  • The volume of work appointd to in the Master's thesis amounts to 30 credits and includes the preparation of the written thesis and its defence.
  • The thesis must normally be completed alongside the candidate's degree studies during the fourth semester.
  • The Master's thesis must be completed within a period of 23 weeks.
  • The period in which the Master's thesis must be completed can normally be extended by up to 6 weeks by the Examination Board at the request of the student for reasons for which he/she is not responsible and on the basis of a statement submitted by the student's thesis supervisor. The request must be submitted to the Examination Board no later than one month before the end of the processing period of the thesis.
  • In the 3rd semester of the Master‘s course  you attend the seminars in the modules P5 - Meteorological Research (10 LP) and P6 - Meteorological Working Methods (10 LP). Both seminars include an intensive study of study and familiarization with a meteorological research topic.
  • You can combine this research topic, which covers both seminars, with your master's thesis. Master's theses, which emerge from the modules P5 and P6 are highlighted in the list of topics.
  • All other master‘s thesis topics can be chosen at your own option.
  • The topic of the written thesis is issued on application of the examination candidate via the examination board. Deadline is the end of the lecture period of the third semester.
  • The allocated topic can only be returned once and only within a period of one months after being released.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch

Solar and IR-Imaging of Stratocumulus at the Acores
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Remote sensing of Arctic clouds by imaging cameras
PDF 415 KB

Variability of water Vapor in the Arctic derived from airborne radiation measurements
PDF 666 KB

Worst Case Scenario: Cirrus above bright backgrounds such as sea ice or stratus
PDF 631 KB

REMOTE SENSING OF MELT PONDS IN POLAR REGIONS
PDF 117 KB

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Quaas

Role of ocean processes in Arctic amplification: Sensitivity to regional climate engineering
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Supervisor: Dr Matthias Tesche

Statistical investigation of the life time of different cloud types from geostationary observations
PDF 91 KB

Haben geflutete Tagebaurestlöcher einen Effekt auf die Zugbahn von Wolken?
PDF 91 KB

Untersuchung des Zusammenhangs im Auftreten von troposphärärischen Wolken und verschiedenen Typen von Polaren Stratosphärenwolken
PDF 195 KB

Detektion von Kondensstreifen in Satellitenbeobachtungen mittels maschinellem Lernen
PDF 90 KB

Detektion von Kondensstreifen in natürlichen Zirruswolken mittels hochaufgelösten, flugzeuggetragenen Lidarmessungen
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Life time and horizontal size distribution of warm low-level clouds from ICON model observations
PDF 224 KB

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi

LAngzeitvariabilität und Trends des Windes in der Mesopausenregion über Collm
PDF 348 KB

Analysis and modeling of gravity waves in Julia
PDF 57 KB

Representation of polar vortex in climate models and their climate change
PDF 167 KB

Simulated lower boundary effects on circulation and coupling characteristics with UA-ICON
PDF 117 KB

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS ON ATMOSPHERIC BLOCKINGS
PDF 18 KB

THE POLAR VORTICES UNDER FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS
PDF 118 KB

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RECONSTRUCTION OF MISSING METEOR RADAR DATA
PDF 199 KB

EVALUATION OF THE SUB-SEASONAL TO SEASONAL WEATHER FORECASTS WITH THE ICON-NWP MODEL
PDF 220 KB

HOW PREDICTABLE IS THE SUDDEN STRATOSPHERIC WARMINGS IN ICON MODEL?
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STRATOSPHERIC INFLUENCE ON ICON-NWP SUB-SEASONAL FORECAST SKILL FOR EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
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Supervisor: JP Dr. Heike Kalesse

Determination of atmospheric cooling rates from precipitation evaporation in the subtropical Atlantic
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Assessment of the uncertainties of liquid water path (LWP) retrievals between radiosonde and Era5 model data by means of sensitivity studies with radiative transfer calculations in the microwave region
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COMPARISON OF THE PERFORMANCE OF TWO IDENTICAL MICROWAVE RADIOMETERS FOR RETRIEVING ATMOSPHERIC VARIABLES IN LINDENBERG
PDF 413 KB

DETERMINATION OF VERTICAL PROFILES OF PRECIPITATION TYPE FROM MICRO RAIN RADAR AND LASER PRECIPITATION MONITOR MEASUREMENTS USING NEURAL NETWORKS
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DETERMINATION OF ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE PROFILES WITH A MICROWAVE RADIOMETER DURING PRECIPITATION AND UNCERTAINTY
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Supervisor Dr. Maximilian Maahn

Observing a cloud’s clock: Cloud age classification with radar
PDF 327 KB

Comparison of ground-based remote sensing retrievals of clouds in the Arctic
PDF 180 KB

How is snowfall riming related to the presence of liquid in mixed-phase clouds?
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Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Macke

SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE ICE NUCEATING POTENTIAL OF POLLEN
PDF 107 KB

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ina Tegen

SIMULATION OF THE SEMI-DIRECT EFFECTS OVER LAND USING THE ICON-LAM MODEL
PDF 50 KB

PIGGY-BACKING-METHODE IN ICON: DECOUPLING MICROPHYISCAL AND DYNAMIC PROSESSES IN AEROSOL CLOUD INTERACTIONS
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Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Herrmann

Untersuchung der Kinetik von NO2-Radikalen mit Schwefel(IV)- Verbindungen in wässriger Phase
PDF 93 KB

Supervisor: Dr. Frank Stratmann

EEFFECT OF TURBULENT HUMIDITY CHANGES ON THE DELIQUESCENCE OF DIFFERENT AREOSOL PARTICLES
PDF 192 KB

Written thesis

  • The Master's thesis must be submitted in the form of two printed copies and one electronic copy in either German or English. When submitting his/her thesis, the examination candidate must ensure that the electronic version corresponds to the printed version.
  • The final grade for the Master's thesis will be awarded as follows. If the marks awarded in the two assessments are “sufficient” (4.0) or better and are not separated by more than 2.0, the final grade will be calculated as the average of these two marks. If the two marks are “insufficient” (5.0), the thesis will be graded as “failed”. If one of the two marks is “insufficient” (5.0) or the marks awarded in the two assessments are separated by more than 2.0, the Chairman/Chairwoman of the Examination Board will appoint a third assessor. The final grade will then be calculated as the average of the two best marks providing that these marks are “sufficient” (4.0) or better. If two of the three marks are “insufficient” (5.0), the final grade will be “insufficient” (5.0).

Defence

  • The defence will take place if the written thesis has been graded “sufficient” (4,0) or better.
  • The defence is public and includes a presentation of results of the written thesis (duration 30 minutes)

Overall Note

The overall grade of the Master's thesis is calculated from the arithmetic mean of the single weighted grade of the defence and the double weighted grade of the written thesis.

Repetition

  • If the overall grade of the Master's thesis is worse than “sufficient”, only the written theses if graded worse than “sufficient” and a defence not passed according to paragraph 14 sentence 5 may be repeated.
  • The repetition can take place once within the period of a year after the completion of the first examination attempt. This period will begin when the examination result is announced. Once this period has expired, the repeat attempt will be graded as failed. A second repeat attempt can only take place on the next possible examination date upon application.
  • The written thesis is to be repeated with a new topic. The return of the topic of the Master's thesis within the deadline specified in paragraph 4 is, however, only permitted if the examination candidate has not made previous use of this option.
  • If the Master’s thesis is passed, the repetition of a failed defence is excluded.

Introduction

The students attend these three independent courses:

  • Seminar "Meteorological Research" (Module P5), Seminar "Meteorological Working Methods" (Module P6) and the Master's thesis.
  • The two seminars include a literature study and familiarisation with a topic. This topic can be related to the master's thesis (ZEvA requirement).

Supervisors

The Master's thesis is supervised by a professor or another individual authorised to conduct examinations insofar as the individual works in an area relevant to the Master's degree course in Meteorology at Leipzig University.

Examiners

  • The Master's thesis must be independently assessed by 2 examiners, one of whom should be the thesis supervisor.
  • Only professors and other individuals who are authorised to conduct examinations and have been awarded authorisation to teach in the subject areas that form the focus of the examination components or have been assigned responsibility for the independent execution of teaching tasks will be appointed as examiners. Where appropriate, in accordance with the subject matter of the examination, individuals who are authorised to independently teach only a specific area of an examination subject may also be appointed as an examiner. In special exceptional cases, teaching staff for special tasks and individuals with experience of professional practice and training can be appointed as examiners insofar as this is appropriate for the individual nature of the university examination. Examiners and observers must have at least achieved the qualification awarded for the examination or an equivalent qualification.
  • For staff members of the Institute of Tropospheric Research: there is a list of examiners approved by the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences.

Volume of work

  • The Master's thesis should demonstrate that the examination candidate is able to independently use scientific methods to answer a reaearch questions within a specific period of time. The master thesis should be thematically related to a research-oriented focus.
  • The volume of work involved in the Master's thesis amounts to 30 credits - corresponding to about 900 hours or 23 weeks. The thesis should be set up so that it can be completed within one semester
  • The printed paper should have a maximum volume of 100 pages (guideline).

Topics

Master's students can increasingly be expected to work independently in a scientific manner.

Suitable topics are:

  • Model experiments, if necessary development/further development of modules within the models.
  • Evaluation of data sets with available programmes and programmes to be newly created or modified
  • own, largely independent experiments with initial evaluation

Detailed and in-depth scientific interpretation of the results can be expected. Routine tasks or the pure application of programmes without own further development are not recommended.

Submisision fo topics

  • You submit a topic for a seminar and/or a Master's thesis electronically with a short description.

    Birgit Seydel
    E-Mail schreiben

    Dr. André Ehrlich
    E-Mail schreiben

    If you would like to offer a topic for the seminar "Meteorological Research" (Module P5), the seminar "Meteorological Working Methods" (Module P6) and the Master's thesis, please either submit three individual descriptions or mark this variant on the registration form.
  • A board at the Institute of Meteorology reviews the submitted topics and posts them on the internet.
  • Students choose their topic and register it at the study office.
  • Not-selected topics will be deleted from the list if they are not re-registered for the following year.
  • These procedure is also the same if the students define a topic directly with their potential supervisor.

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