understand how motions systems in the atmosphere cam be simulate with a computer model.
explain how the equations of motions can be approximated using numerical methods
analyze and describe the approximations of the atmospheric physics made in models
simulate atmospheric phenomena and critically analyze the outcome
Numerical approximations of different terms in the equation of motion. Finite differences, mapprojections, different coordinate systems, initial and boundary conditions of models. Different numerical models (large eddy simulation, mesoscale weather prediction model, regional and global climate models), characteristic features of the models. Parameterisations of different processes.
Lectures, computer exercises, seminars, home assignments and project work
Written examination (4 credits), home assignments and exercises (2 credits) and project work (4 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.