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Paul Tackley: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Paul Tackley
FieldGeophysikalische Fluiddynamik
Address
Institut für Geophysik
ETH Zürich, NO H 9.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 27 58
Fax+41 44 633 10 65
E-mailpaul.tackley@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttp://jupiter.ethz.ch/~pjt/index.html
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-1617-00LGeophysical Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Modelling Seminar Information 0 credits1SP. Tackley, M. D. Ballmer, T. Gerya, D. A. May
Abstract
Objective
651-3050-AALFundamentals of Geophysics
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RP. Tackley, T. Gerya
Abstract
Objective
651-4010-00LPlanetary Physics and Chemistry Information 3 credits2GP. Tackley
AbstractThis course aims to give a physical understanding of the formation, structure, dynamics and evolution of planetary bodies in our solar system and also apply it to ongoing discoveries regarding planets around other stars.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to enable students to understand current knowledge and uncertainties regarding the formation, structure, dynamics and evolution of planets and moons in our solar system, as well as ongoing discoveries regarding planets around other stars. Students will practice making quantitative calculations relevant to various aspects of these topics through weekly homeworks.

The following gives an overview of the course content and approximate schedule (subject to change).

Hours Topics
1-2 Introduction
3-4 Orbital dynamics and Tides
5-6 Solar heating and Energy transport
7-8 Planetary atmospheres
9-10 Planetary surfaces
11-12 Planetary interiors
13-14 Asteroids and Meteorites
15-16 Comets
17-18 Planetary rings
19-20 Magnetic fields and Magnetospheres
21-22 The Sun and Stars
23-24 Planetary formation
25-26 Exoplanets and Exobiology
27-28 Review
Lecture notesSlides and scripts will be posted at the moodle site:https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=2559
LiteratureIt is recommended but not mandatory to buy one of these books:

Fundamental Planetary Science, by Jack J. Lissauer & Imke de Pater (paperback), Cambridge University Press, 2013. (books.ch Fr64.90, amazon.co.uk £35.00, amazon.de €38.61, amazon.com $49.26).

Planetary Sciences, 2nd edition, by Imke de Pater & Jack J. Lissauer (hardback), Cambridge University Press, 2010. (books.ch Fr98.90, amazon.co.uk £54.99, amazon.de €80.04, amazon.com $82.76).
651-4273-00LNumerical Modelling in Fortran Information 3 credits2VP. Tackley
AbstractThis course gives an introduction to programming in FORTRAN95, and is suitable for students who have only minimal programming experience. The focus will be on Fortran 95, but Fortran 77 will also be covered for those working with already-existing codes. A hands-on approach will be emphasized rather than abstract concepts.
ObjectiveFORTRAN 95 is a modern programming language that is specifically designed for scientific and engineering applications. This course gives an introduction to programming in this language, and is suitable for students who have only minimal programming experience, for example with MATLAB scripts. The focus will be on Fortran 95, but Fortran 77 will also be covered for those working with already-existing codes. A hands-on approach will be emphasized rather than abstract concepts, using example scientific problems relevant to Earth science.
Lecture notesSee http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~pjt/FORTRAN/FortranClass.html
651-4273-01LNumerical Modelling in Fortran (Project)
Prerequisite: 651-4273-00L Numerical Modelling in Fortran
1 credit1UP. Tackley
AbstractThis course gives an introduction to programming in FORTRAN95, and is suitable for students who have only minimal programming experience. The focus will be on Fortran 95, but Fortran 77 will also be covered for those working with already-existing codes. A hands-on approach will be emphasized rather than abstract concepts.
ObjectiveFORTRAN 95 is a modern programming language that is specifically designed for scientific and engineering applications. This course gives an introduction to programming in this language, and is suitable for students who have only minimal programming experience, for example with MATLAB scripts. The focus will be on Fortran 95, but Fortran 77 will also be covered for those working with already-existing codes. A hands-on approach will be emphasized rather than abstract concepts, using example scientific problems relevant to Earth science.
ContentThe project consists of writing a Fortran program to solve a problem agreed upon between the instructor and student; the topic is often related to (and helps to advance) the student's Masters or PhD research. The project is typically started towards the end of the end of the main Fortran class when the student has acquired sufficient programming skills, and is due by the end of Semesterprüfung week.
Lecture notesSee http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~pjt/FORTRAN/FortranProject.html