Winter 2004: ATMS 582

Advanced Numerical Modeling of Geophysical Flows
MWF 10:30-11:20, Room ATG 610


Instructor: Professor Dale Durran
606 ATG, 543-7440, durrand@atmos.washington.edu
Office hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00,  Thursday 2:00-3:00

Textbook: Durran, D.R., 1999: Numerical Methods for Wave Equations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Springer-Verlag.

Overview: The purpose of the course is to obtain a deeper understanding of the basic numerical techniques that form the foundation for the computer models commonly used to simulate geophysical flows. This course is taught every-other year and builds on material covered in ATMS 581/AMATH 586.


Homework

Exercise 1 (nothing yet)


Course Outline

Further Considerations in Finite Difference Approximations

Spectral Models on the Sphere

Approximate Solutions to Conservation Laws

Approximating Open (Wave-Permeable) Boundaries


Semi-Lagrangian Methods


Grading:  The grade will be based on four homework assignments, one of which will be identified as a take-home midterm that must be done independently.  You may work with other students on the other three homeworks.