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