Simulation of Ocean and Atmosphere & Climate (SOAC) (NS-MO501M)

Master Program Climate Physics at Utrecht University (IMAU)

Instructors: Aarnout van Delden (home) and Willem-Jan van den Berg (home)

We will make a head-start by giving the lectures in the first week of September (week 36) in combination with the course, "Making, Analysing and Interpreting Observations" (MAIO) (NS-MO502M).

This will allow students that started the master in February 2017 to do one of these courses, next to the compulsory first year courses, Dynamical Meteorology (NS-MO402M) and Atmospheric Composition and Chemical Processes (NS-MO405M)

SOAC-2017 starts on Monday 4 September 2017, 16:15-17:00 in room 219 BBG with an introduction of 45 minutes by Aarnout van Delden .

MAIO-2017 starts on Monday 4 September 2017, 13:15-16:00 in room 219 BBG with 3 hours of lectures by Roderik van de Wal.

Lectures and tutorials of SOAC and MAIO will take place on the following dates:

Monday 4/9 (13:15-17:00): MAIO-lecture and SOAC lecture.

Tuesday 5/9 (11-12:45 and 13:15-15:00): SOAC-lecture and MAIO lecture.

(No lectures).

Thursday 7/9 (13:15-17:00): MAIO-lecture and SOAC lecture.

Friday 8/9 (13:15-17:00): MAIO-lecture and SOAC lecture.

Monday 11/9 (13:15-17:00): SOAC-tutorial and invited lecture

Monday 18/9 (13:15-17:00: SOAC-tutorial and invited lecture

Monday 25/9 (13:00-17:00): SOAC-tutorial and invited lecture

Monday 2/10 (13:15-17:00): SOAC-tutorial and invited lecture

Monday 30/10 (13:15-17:00): SOAC-oral presentations

Wednesday 1/11 (morning): MAIO-oral presentations

Fuirther details: see under the heading, "Schedule"

Description

Information about SOAC on Osiris: link

Description of the course in September-October 2017 : SOAC[2017]

Schedule

Schedule-SOAC2017.pdf

This course is given together with Making, Analysing and Interpreting Observations (MAIO).

For more up to date information send an e-mail to a.j.vandelden@uu.nl.

 

Schedule of Lectures and presentations, MAIO and SOAC

Monday, 4 September 2017, Room 219 Buys Ballot Building:

13:15-16:00: MAIO: Introduction and lecture 1 on data analysis by Carleen Tijm-Reijmer and Roderik van de Wal

16:15-17:00: SOAC: Lecture 1 (Introduction) on simulation by Aarnout van Delden

Tuesday 5 September 2017, Room 122 David de Wied Building:

11:00-12:45: SOAC: Lecture 2 on simulation by Aarnout van Delden

13:15-15:00: MAIO: Lecture 2 on data analysis by Roderik van de Wal

15:00-15:30: Meeting with the new master students

Wednesday 6 September 2017, Room ?

No lecture (graduation ceremony)

Thursday 7 September 2017, Room 219 Buys Ballot Building:

13:15-15:00: MAIO: Lecture 4 on data analysis by Sander Houweling

15:15-17:00: SOAC: Lecture 3 on simulation ("Keeping track of your code"), by Erik van Sebille

Friday 8 September 2017, Room 020 Buys Ballot Building:

13:15-15:00: MAIO: Lecture 5 on data analysis by Sander Houweling

15:15-16:00: SOAC: Lecture 4 on simulation by Aarnout van Delden

16:15-17:00: presentations of SOAC-projects

Monday 11 September 2017, Room 1.01, Israëlslaan 118, 3582 HM Utrecht

13:15-14:00: SOAC: Lecture 5 on simulation by Aarnout van Delden

14:15-15:00: SOAC: Choice of SOAC-project

15:00-16:45: SOAC: Presentation by Jordi Vila (see below)

Tutorials and invited speakers on Mondays (13:15-17:00), 11 Sep.,18 Sep., 25 Sep., and 2 Oct., 2017

Final student presentations MAIO: Wednesday 1 Nov. (09:00-12:45), Room ?

Final student presentations SOAC: 30 October (13:15-17:00), Room 1.01, Israëlslaan 118, 3582 HM Utrecht

For those that cannot make it on these dates, a second session of presentations is planned in February 2018

 

Presentations by experts in the field on "Numerical Models and Simulation"

Monday, 11 September 2017, 15:15-17:00, Room 1.01, Israëlslaan 118, 3582 HM Utrecht: Jordi Vila (Wageningen University), Large Eddy Simulation

Monday, 25 September 2017, 13:00-14:15, Room 1.01, Israëlslaan 118, 3582 HM Utrecht: Sander Tijm (KNMI, De Bilt), Numerical Weather Prediction (Models)

Monday, 2 October 2017, 14:15-16:00, Room 1.01, Israëlslaan 118, 3582 HM Utrecht: Frank Selten (KNMI), Climate Models

Invited speaker: not yet confirmed

Monday, 18 September 2017, 13:15-14:15: Michael Kliphuis (IMAU), Computer Hardware

 

Lectures

Lectures by Aarnout van Delden: Lectures-SOAC2017.pdf

 

Exercises

Hand in answers to exercises 1 and 2 before 2 October 2017

Exercise 1: problems 1.14 and 1.15 in section 1.17 of the lecture notes Atrmospheric Dynamics.

Pdf-files of Section 1.17: Sea breeze model and of Chapter 1: Atmospheric Dynamics, chapter 1 (big file)

Results of problem 1.13: ObservationsAnalysisIJmuiden(AnswerProblem1_13AD).docx or ObservationsAnalysisIJmuiden(AnswerProblem1_13AD).pdf

Exercise 2: see Exercise2(SOAC2016).pdf

 

Projects of 2017: to be presented by the supervisors on Friday 8 September, 16:15-17:00 (BBG 020)

 

Programming-language

The first choice programming language in this course is Python.

A good book on Python: A Student's Guide to Python for Physical Modeling, by Jesse M. Kinder and Philip Nelson (Princeton University Press, 2015), 139 pp.

A good book on the use of Python in Atmospheric Sciences is that by Johnny Lin: link

Articles on Python: Nature-article1, Nature-article2

More information from the instructor: Aarnout van Delden (home) and Willem-Jan van den Berg (home)

Utrecht University, Netherlands,

a.j.vandelden@uu.nl (room 615 BBG)