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Atmospheric Modelling (ATOC90013)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeATOC90013
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The aim of this unit is to describe the design of global atmospheric models as they are used in Numerical Weather Prediction, seasonal prediction and climate simulation. The unit aims to provide a basic understanding of all aspects of global atmospheric modelling. It will describe modelling techniques required to apply the fundamental equations that govern atmospheric flow in the settings of a modern General Circulation Model.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • explain the basic aspects of atmospheric modelling, including an understanding of how the basic equations are represented in models;
  • analyse and plot model output;
  • understand how processes are parameterized withing models.

Generic skills

Exercise critical judgement; undertake rigorous and independent thinking; adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks; develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills.

Last updated: 11 January 2018