Short PhD Course in Budapest

English-language PhD course, 27-29 November, 2023

Probing at the Earth’s Surface under the Conditions of Climate Change

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken, retired, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER)

The PhD course was advertised at ELTE Doctoral School of Earth Sciences
FÖL/1/39 Micrometeorology

The PhD course was advertised at ELTE Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences
KÖR-2/-201 Special topics in environmental science I.

Written exam: short scientific paper in the theme of the course after consultation with Prof. Thomas Foken.

Course organiser: Tamás Weidinger, ELTE FFI Department of Meteorology,

There is a way before lectures for consultation with the course organizer related to micrometeorology -related topics. Please keep the contact with Tamás Weidinger (

Invitation to PhD course
The lecture series highlights the changing energy conversions at the Earth’s surface, possible measurement methods especially in urban areas and consequences on the water balance.
    1. Lecture: Energy balance closure at the surface
    2. Lecture: Basics of mobile measurements (cars, UAS, ect.)
    3. Lecture: Determination evapotranspiration under the conditions of climate change
    4. Lecture (presentation in the Hungarian Meteorological Society): Theodore von Kármán and his influence on atmospheric turbulence research 

      Note: The lecture was given with a slightly different emphasis in November 2022 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Innsbruck Conference at a commemorative event in Innsbruck under the title “100 Years of Atmospheric Turbulence Research, The Influence of the Innsbruck Conference 1922”.