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Mathematics of the Atmosphere-Ocean-Climate System (BM)


This course is an introduction to several important mathematical topics that arise in atmosphere-ocean-climate science.

A tentative list of topics to be covered in this course:

  • The fundamental nonlinear partial differential equations for geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) that underlie almost all climate models and models for atmospheric/oceanic flow. – Numerical methods for spatial discretization and time integration of GFD models. – Parameterizations and multiscale methods for the treatment of subgrid-scale processes. – Chaos, predictability, ensemble methods, stochastic models. – Data assimilation.

For more details, please visit the course webpage at http://homepages.cwi.nl/~dtc/maocs2013.html


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