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Dale R Durran
ATM S 582
Seattle Campus

Advanced Numerical Modeling of Geophysical Flows

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

ATM S 581/AMATH 586 or equivalent

Class assignments and grading

The grade will be based on four homework assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Dale R Durran
Date: 12/12/2003