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701-0461-00L  Numerical Methods in Environmental Sciences

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersC. Schär, O. Fuhrer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



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AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveThis 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.
ContentClassification 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 notesIs provided (CHF 10.- per copy).
LiteratureList of literature is provided.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. Schär, O. Fuhrer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aids10-seitige, handschriftliche Zusammenfassung
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0461-00 GNumerische Methoden in der Umweltphysik2 hrs
Thu08-10CHN E 46 »
27.10.08-10HG D 12 »
03.11.08-10HG D 12 »
24.11.08-10HG D 12 »
08.12.08-10HG D 12 »
C. Schär, O. Fuhrer

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ProgrammeSectionType
Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterPrerequisitesWInformation
Earth Sciences BachelorMajor in Climate and Water: Core CoursesW+Information
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorAtmosphere and ClimateWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterPrerequisitesWInformation