# Oliver Fuhrer: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name | Mr Oliver Fuhrer |

Address | Operation Center 1 P.O. Box 257 8044 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

oliver.fuhrer@env.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.meteoswiss.ch/ |

Department | Environmental Systems Science |

Relationship | Lecturer |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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701-0461-AAL | Numerical Methods in Environmental Sciences 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. | 3 credits | 6R | C. Schär, O. Fuhrer | |

Abstract | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Objective | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Content | Classification of numerical problems, introduction to finite-difference methods, time integration schemes, non-linearity, conservative numerical techniques, an overview of spectral and finite-element methods. Examples and exercises from a diverse cross-section of Environmental Science. Three obligatory exercises, each two hours in length, are integrated into the lecture. The implementation language is Matlab (previous experience not necessary: a Matlab introduction is given). Example programs and graphics tools are supplied. | ||||

Lecture notes | Is provided (CHF 10.- per copy). | ||||

Literature | List of literature is provided. | ||||

701-0461-00L | Numerical Methods in Environmental Sciences | 3 credits | 2G | C. Schär, O. Fuhrer | |

Abstract | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Objective | This lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models. | ||||

Content | Classification of numerical problems, introduction to finite-difference methods, time integration schemes, non-linearity, conservative numerical techniques, an overview of spectral and finite-element methods. Examples and exercises from a diverse cross-section of Environmental Science. Three obligatory exercises, each two hours in length, are integrated into the lecture. The implementation language is Matlab (previous experience not necessary: a Matlab introduction is given). Example programs and graphics tools are supplied. | ||||

Lecture notes | Is provided (CHF 10.- per copy). | ||||

Literature | List of literature is provided. |