Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modelling

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modelling

Code: 66352
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Telišman Prtenjak - Lectures
Lecturers: Maja Telišman Prtenjak - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Classification of atmospheric models. Types of atmospheric numerical models: global and climate models, meso-scale models, micro-scale models. Numerical schemes, initial and boundary conditions. Model initialization. Nesting. Parameterisations in atmospheric models: turbulence, surface layer, microphysics, convection, radiation, etc. Shallow-water model. Mesoscale model of high complexity. Air quality models: Gaussian, Euler, Lagrange. Coupling of atmospheric and oceanographic models.

Students will be able to:
1. explain the basic concepts about used numerical methods in the model;
2. set hypothesis about the origin and/or interaction of meteorological phenomena that is going to be modeled;
3. properly apply the model to the selected problem with the correct choice of model parameterization and other simplifications/options during numerical computation;
4. identify and discuss the limitations on the use of numerical models in meteorology due to various types of numerical instabilities during calculation;
5. formulate and generalize observed physical relationships among meteorological phenomena provided by the model results.
  1. Beniston, M. (1998): From Turbulence to Climate. Springer, Berlin.
  2. Pielke, R. A.(2002): Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling. Academic Press, San Diego.
  3. Mesinger, F.(1976): Dinamička meteorologija. Građevinska knjiga, Beograd.
  4. Šinik, N. i B. Grisogono (2008): Dinamička meteorologija - uvod u opću cirkulaciju atmosfere. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
  5. Durran, D. R. (1999): Numerical Methods for Wave Equations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Springer, New York.
  6. Jacobson, M. Z. (1999): Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modeling. Cambridge University Press, New York.
  7. Lin, Y.-L. (2007): Mesoscale Dynamics. Cambridge University Press.
1. semester
Izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Seismology and Physics of Solid Earth
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