## Christoph Schär: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021 |

Name | Herr Prof. Dr. Christoph Schär |

Lehrgebiet | Hydrologie und Klimatologie |

Adresse | Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima ETH Zürich, CHN L 12.1 Universitätstrasse 16 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telefon | +41 44 632 81 99 |

Fax | +41 44 632 13 11 |

schaer@env.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.iac.ethz.ch/people/schaer/ |

Departement | Umweltsystemwissenschaften |

Beziehung | Ordentlicher Professor |

Nummer | Titel | ECTS | Umfang | Dozierende | |
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401-5930-00L | Seminar in Physics of the Atmosphere for CSE | 4 KP | 2S | H. Joos, C. Schär | |

Kurzbeschreibung | In this seminar, the process of writing a scientific proposal is introduced. The essential elements of a proposal, including the peer review process, are outlined and class exercises train scientific writing skills. Knowledge exchange between class participants is promoted through the preparation of a master thesis proposal and evaluation of each other's work. | ||||

Lernziel | Scientific writing skills How to effectively write a scientific proposal | ||||

Inhalt | In this seminar, the process of writing a scientific proposal will be introduced. The essential elements of a proposal, including the peer review process, will be outlined and class exercises will train scientific writing skills. Knowledge exchange between class participants is promoted through the preparation of a master thesis proposal and evaluation of each other's work. | ||||

Voraussetzungen / Besonderes | In this seminar it is mandatory to write a proposal about an upcoming MSc thesis or semester project. If no such project is planned, this Seminar cannot be taken. Please contact the lecturers on time of you plan to take this seminar. | ||||

651-4095-01L | Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1 | 1 KP | 1K | H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, H. Joos, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild | |

Kurzbeschreibung | The colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions. | ||||

Lernziel | -get insight into ongoing research in different fields related to atmospheric and climate science | ||||

Inhalt | The colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions. | ||||

Voraussetzungen / Besonderes | To acquire credit points for this colloquium, please confirm your attendance of 8 colloquia per semester by using the form which is provided at the course webpage. | ||||

651-4095-02L | Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2 | 1 KP | 1K | H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, H. Joos, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild | |

Kurzbeschreibung | The colloquium is a series of scientific talks by prominent invited speakers assembling interested students and researchers from around Zürich. Students take part of the scientific discussions. | ||||

Lernziel | -get insight into ongoing research in different fields related to atmospheric and climate sciences | ||||

Voraussetzungen / Besonderes | To acquire credit points for this colloquium, please confirm your attendance of 8 colloquia per semester by using the form which is provided at the course webpage. | ||||

651-4095-03L | Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3 | 1 KP | 1K | H. Wernli, D. N. Bresch, D. Domeisen, N. Gruber, H. Joos, R. Knutti, U. Lohmann, T. Peter, C. Schär, S. Schemm, S. I. Seneviratne, M. Wild | |

Kurzbeschreibung | |||||

Lernziel | -get insight into ongoing research in different fields related to atmospheric and climate sciences | ||||

Voraussetzungen / Besonderes | To acquire credit points for this colloquium, please confirm your attendance of 8 colloquia per semester by using the form which is provided at the course webpage. | ||||

701-0461-AAL | Numerical Methods in Environmental Sciences Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben. Alle anderen Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen. | 3 KP | 6R | C. Schär | |

Kurzbeschreibung | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Lernziel | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Inhalt | Classification of numerical problems, introduction to finite-difference methods, time integration schemes, non-linearity, conservative numerical techniques, an overview of spectral and finite-element methods. Examples and exercises from a diverse cross-section of Environmental Science. Three obligatory exercises, each two hours in length, are integrated into the lecture. The implementation language is Matlab (previous experience not necessary: a Matlab introduction is given). Example programs and graphics tools are supplied. | ||||

Literatur | List of literature is provided. | ||||

701-1216-00L | Numerical Modelling of Weather and Climate | 4 KP | 3G | C. Schär, J. Vergara Temprado, M. Wild | |

Kurzbeschreibung | The course provides an introduction to weather and climate models. It discusses how these models are built addressing both the dynamical core and the physical parameterizations, and it provides an overview of how these models are used in numerical weather prediction and climate research. As a tutorial, students conduct a term project and build a simple atmospheric model using the language PYTHON. | ||||

Lernziel | At the end of this course, students understand how weather and climate models are formulated from the governing physical principles, and how they are used for climate and weather prediction purposes. | ||||

Inhalt | The course provides an introduction into the following themes: numerical methods (finite differences and spectral methods); adiabatic formulation of atmospheric models (vertical coordinates, hydrostatic approximation); parameterization of physical processes (e.g. clouds, convection, boundary layer, radiation); atmospheric data assimilation and weather prediction; predictability (chaos-theory, ensemble methods); climate models (coupled atmospheric, oceanic and biogeochemical models); climate prediction. Hands-on experience with simple models will be acquired in the tutorials. | ||||

Skript | Slides and lecture notes will be made available at http://www.iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/master/modules/numerical-modelling-of-weather-and-climate.html | ||||

Literatur | List of literature will be provided. | ||||

Voraussetzungen / Besonderes | Prerequisites: to follow this course, you need some basic background in atmospheric science, numerical methods (e.g., "Numerische Methoden in der Umweltphysik", 701-0461-00L) as well as experience in programming. Previous experience with PYTHON is useful but not required. |