## Lukas Papritz: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019 |

Name | Dr. Lukas Papritz |

Address | Professur für Atmosphärendynamik ETH Zürich, CHN M 18 Universitätstrasse 16 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

lukas.papritz@env.ethz.ch | |

Department | Environmental Systems Science |

Relationship | Lecturer |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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701-0071-00L | Mathematics III: Systems Analysis | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | R. Knutti, I. Medhaug, L. Papritz, H. Wernli | |

Abstract | The objective of the systems analysis course is to deepen and illustrate the mathematical concepts on the basis of a series of very concrete examples. Topics covered include: linear box models with one or several variables, non-linear box models with one or several variables, time-discrete models, and continuous models in time and space. | ||||

Learning objective | Learning and applying of concepts (models) and quantitative methods to address concrete problems of environmental relevance. Understanding and applying the systems-analytic approach, i.e., Recognizing the core of the problem - simplification - quantitative approach - prediction. | ||||

Content | https://iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/bachelor/vorbereitung/systemanalyse.html | ||||

Lecture notes | Overhead slides will be made available through the course website. | ||||

Literature | Imboden, D.S. and S. Pfenninger (2013) Introduction to Systems Analysis: Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-30639-6 | ||||

701-1221-00L | Dynamics of Large-Scale Atmospheric Flow | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | H. Wernli, L. Papritz | |

Abstract | This lecture course is about the fundamental aspects of the dynamics of extratropical weather systems (quasi-geostropic dynamics, potential vorticity, Rossby waves, baroclinic instability). The fundamental concepts are formally introduced, quantitatively applied and illustrated with examples from the real atmosphere. Exercises (quantitative and qualitative) form an essential part of the course. | ||||

Learning objective | Understanding the dynamics of large-scale atmospheric flow | ||||

Content | Dynamical Meteorology is concerned with the dynamical processes of the earth's atmosphere. The fundamental equations of motion in the atmosphere will be discussed along with the dynamics and interactions of synoptic system - i.e. the low and high pressure systems that determine our weather. The motion of such systems can be understood in terms of quasi-geostrophic theory. The lecture course provides a derivation of the mathematical basis along with some interpretations and applications of the concept. | ||||

Lecture notes | Dynamics of large-scale atmospheric flow | ||||

Literature | - Holton J.R., An introduction to Dynamic Meteorogy. Academic Press, fourth edition 2004, - Pichler H., Dynamik der Atmosphäre, Bibliographisches Institut, 456 pp. 1997 | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Physics I, II, Environmental Fluid Dynamics |