Dale R Durran
ATM S 582
Topics of current interest including: efficient time differencing, semi-implicit and multiple time-step techniques. Semi-lagrangian schemes. Treatment of poorly resolved gradients. Flux-corrected transport. Positive definite advection schemes. Aliasing error and nonlinear instability. Wave permeable boundary conditions. Prerequisite: ATM S 581 and AMATH 586 or MATH 586.
The purpose of the course is to obtain a more advanced understanding of the basic numerical techniques that form the foundation for the computer models commonly used to simulate geophysical flows. Please visit the course website (via the "Additional Information" link below) for a complete syllabus.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
ATM S 581/AMATH 586 or equivalent
Class assignments and grading
The grade will be based on four homework assignments.