The lecture date is weekly, Friday, 12:00-15:15.
The lecture will be given as a VIDEO-CONFERENCE. Interested people should SEND ME their EMAIL ADRESSES (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and they will be invited to join the lecture.
In this lecture we will deal with the topic of atmospheric modelling. We will start with an overview
about different types of atmospheric models, followed by a short course on the basic structure of the atmosphere
and the governing equations for atmospheric dynamics and transport.
As an example for conceptual mathematical models we will first consider lower dimensional models
of the stratospheric Brewer-Dobson circulation (e.g., two-dimensional Transformed Eulerian Mean).
Thereafter, we will discuss different modelling techniques (e.g., Eulerian and Lagrangian modelling frameworks) and
different numerical approaches used in atmospheric models. Here, we will consider finite difference, finite volume,
spectral and finite element methods and different model grids and vertical coordinate systems used in
atmospheric models. A short outline is:
- Introduction: Types of ``models''
- Atmospheric structure and model equations for transport and dynamics
- Conceptual lower-dimensional mathematical models (example: stratospheric Brewer-Dobson circulation)
- Numerical models
- Numerical approaches for atmospheric models
- Numerical methods for advection
G. Brasseur and D. Jacob, "Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry", Cambridge University Press, 2017.
J. Holton, "An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology", Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
The lecture will be divided into 2 SWS lecture + 2 SWS practical exercises.
There will be no lecture on the following dates:
Master - Physik: Oral Exam, 3 credit points (as Module APST 1, 2 or 3)
Master - CSiS: Oral Exam, 3 credit points (as Module Atmospheric Physics 1: Selected Topics)
Master students in Physics and Ph.D. students in atmospheric physics
Master students in Computer Simulation in Science (CSiS)