Universität Wien FIND

262003 VO Introduction to Computational Meteorology (2022W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").



Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics and physics of the atmosphere and climate. It will also cover how these processes are represented in numerical models.

In particular, the following topics will be covered:
Part I:
- thermodynamics of the moist atmosphere
- convection
- atmospheric radiation, including the effects of CO2, aerosol, clouds and water vapor
- water cycle of the atmosphere
- bistability of the climate system
Part II:
- primitive equations in height and pressure coordinates
- their simplifications for large-scale motions
- geostrophic balance and thermal wind relationship
- Rossby waves
- quasi-geostrophic equations
- omega equation
- vorticity and potential vorticity

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Oral exam

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grade 5: < 50%
Grade 4: 50-62,5%;
Grade 3: 62,5-75%;
Grade 2: 75-87,5%;
Grade 1: > 87,5%


Entire content of the lectures


See lecture notes

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

ICM, MetKli

Letzte Änderung: Di 04.10.2022 12:29