Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2018

Rechnergestützte Wissenschaften Master Information
Vertiefungsgebiete
Atmosphärenphysik
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1216-00LNumerical Modelling of Weather and Climate Information W4 KP3GC. Schär, U. Lohmann
KurzbeschreibungThe 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.
LernzielThe 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.
InhaltThe 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.
SkriptSlides and lecture notes will be made available at
Link
LiteraturList of literature will be provided.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisites: 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
701-1232-00LRadiation and Climate ChangeW3 KP2GM. Wild, W. Ball
KurzbeschreibungThis lecture focuses on the prominent role of radiation in the energy balance of the Earth and in the context of past and future climate change.
LernzielThe aim of this course is to develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental role of radiation in the context of climate change.
InhaltThe course will cover the following topics:
Basic radiation laws; sun-earth relations; the sun as driver of climate change (faint sun paradox, Milankovic ice age theory, solar cycles); radiative forcings in the atmosphere: aerosol, water vapour, clouds; radiation balance of the Earth (satellite and surface observations, modeling approaches); anthropogenic perturbation of the Earth radiation balance: greenhouse gases and enhanced greenhouse effect, air pollution and global dimming; radiation-induced feedbacks in the climate system (water vapour feedback, snow albedo feedback); climate model scenarios under various radiative forcings.
SkriptSlides will be made available, lecture notes for part of the course
LiteraturAs announced in the course
701-1228-00LCloud Dynamics: Hurricanes Information W4 KP3GU. Lohmann
KurzbeschreibungHurricanes are among the most destructive elements in the atmosphere. This lecture will discuss the physical requirements for their formation, life cycle, damage potential and their relationship to global warming. It also distinguishes hurricanes from thunderstorms and tornadoes.
LernzielAt the end of this course students will be able to distinguish the formation and life cycle mechanisms of tropical cyclones from those of extratropical thunderstorms/cyclones, project how tropical cyclones change in a warmer climate based on their physics and evaluate different tropical cyclone modification ideas.
SkriptSlides will be made available
LiteraturA literature list can be found here: Link
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAt least one introductory lecture in Atmospheric Science or Instructor's consent.
401-5930-00LSeminar in Physics of the Atmosphere for CSEW4 KP2SH. Joos, C. Schär
KurzbeschreibungIn this seminar the knowledge exchange between you and the other students is promoted. You attend lectures on scientific writing and you train your scientific writing skills by writing a proposal for your MSc thesis. You receive critical and constructive feedback through an in-depth review process by scientific writing experts and your future supervisors.
LernzielIn this seminar the knowledge exchange between you and the other students is promoted. You attend lectures on scientific writing and you train your scientific writing skills by writing a proposal for your MSc thesis. You receive critical and constructive feedback through an in-depth review process by scientific writing experts and your future supervisors.
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