Naturalistic Driving Observation for Energetic Optimization and AccidentAvoidance

Meteorology in Transport

Content and learning outcomes

This course provides students with a basic understanding of meteorological relationships in applications relevant to transportation. Students learn to how to work through weather-related problems, including how to handle large amounts of data.


Weather and climate impact nearly all areas of the transport sector. The course covers key meteorological relationships with a focus on impacts on land and maritime transport as well as the processing of weather data for technical applications, including changes in driving behavior under precipitation and wind, seasonal variations and energy consumption forecasting, coefficient of friction, weather-dependent driver performance, and data aggregation.

Module format and content

Credits6 ECTS (4 course hours per week)
Module supervisorProf. Dr. rer. nat. Stefanie Marker
Teaching formatCombination of lecture and practical tutorial, group work and group discussion. Supplemented with online support via ISIS, office hours. Students can complete part of the course online (blended learning).
Dates and durationThe module is offered summer semester and can be completed in one semester.
Requirements(a) mandatory: good knowledge of German and English; abstract thinking skills, particularly for technical concepts; strong grasp of basic principles of transportation engineering
 (b) preferred: oral and written presentation skills for technical results, familiarity working with large data sets
Exam requirementsExam-equivalent performance (PS): A learning journal (30%), project and presentation (30%), and oral consultation (40%) are graded.