701-1216-00L  Numerical Modelling of Weather and Climate

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersC. Schär, U. Lohmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-1216-00 GNumerical Modelling of Weather and Climate
lecture 13-15 and exercise 15-17 every 14 days
3 hrs
Thu13:15-15:00CHN E 46 »
Thu/2w15:15-17:00CHN G 42 »
C. Schär, U. Lohmann

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AbstractThe guiding principle of this lecture is that students can understand how weather and climate models are formulated from the governing physical principles and how they are used for climate and weather prediction purposes.
ObjectiveThe guiding principle of this lecture is that students can understand how weather and climate models are formulated from the governing physical principles and how they are used for climate and weather prediction purposes.
ContentThe 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.
Lecture notesSlides and lecture notes will be made available at
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LiteratureList of literature will be provided.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: 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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersU. Lohmann, C. Schär
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Admission requirementThe central element (written tutorial-report) needs to be passed in order to be admitted to the written exam
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aids10 Seiten handschriftliche Zusammenfassung
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Doctoral Department of Environmental SciencesAtmosphere and ClimateWInformation
Mathematics MasterAtmospherical PhysicsWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Environmental PhysicsWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering BachelorPhysics of the AtmosphereWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering MasterPhysics of the AtmosphereWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterWeather Systems and Atmospheric DynamicsWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterClimate Processes and FeedbacksWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterHydrology and Water CycleWInformation