Einführung in die Klimamodellierung und Klimadatenanalyse

winter term 2020/2021
Lecturer: Rehfeld, Ziegler, Bühler
Link to LSF
35 participants

This lecture is part of the specialization in Environmental Physics within the Master’s programme in physics. Previous knowledge of the general lecture on environmental physics (MKEP4) and/or specialization courses (e.g., radiative transfer, Atmospheric/Aquatic Physics), or equivalent courses is expected. Knowledge of a programming language (Python and/or R) is advantageous.

The course addresses

  1. the underlying physical and chemical processes of the terrestrial climate system, how the relevant compartments of the Earth (i.e. atmosphere, ocean cryosphere, biosphere, lithosphere) interact, and how their properties are determined by the various internal and external boundary conditions and constraints provided on the various spatial and temporal time scales.
  2. Modeling techniques for the evolution of the climate system. We will cover energy balance models, atmospheric/oceanic general circulation models and models of the coupled Earth system.
  3. Methods for the characterization and attribution of the dynamics of the climate system.

The course is planned with weekly pre-recorded lectures, a Q&A and a tutorial session. Lectures and exercises will lead towards a joint modeling and data analysis project using a climate model of intermediate complexity.

Technical details will be given to the registered participants. Due to the uncertain development of the pandemic we plan to use HeiCONF for virtual sessions and Moodle for the distribution of material. A limited number of exercise sessions may take place in presence.

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Einführung in die Klimamodellierung und Klimadatenanalyse
winter term 2020/2021
Link zum LSF
35 participants