GEF4510 - Atmosphere and Oceans on Computers: Fundamentals
Governing equations, hyperbolic, elliptic and parabolic systems, finite difference methods, truncation errors, orthogonal functions, numerical stability, explicit and implicit methods, elliptic solvers, numerical dispersion, diffusion and dissipation, unphysical modes, solutions to diffusion and advection problems and their combinations, solutions to the shallow water equations, higher order schemes, generalized vertical coordinates, open boundary conditions.
You will gain an appreciation of and a knowledge about the fundamental numerical methods used to solve atmospheric and oceanographic problems. These methods are at the core in numerical weather prediction models and the similar numerical prediction models used to predict ocean variables. You will also learn about parameterization of som key processes in the atmosphere and ocean, in particular about the so called subgrid scale (SGS) parameterizations.
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Recommended previous knowledge
Overlapping courses7 credits overlap with GEF4230 - Numerical models of the atmosphere (discontinued) and 7 credits overlap with GEF4620 - Numerical solutions of oceanographic problems (discontinued).
2 times 2 hours per week throughout the fall semester. Lectures and evaluation of compulsory exercises. The compulsory exercises must be approved (no letter grades) before the student may take the final exam
Oral, final exam (counts 100%).
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