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280387 PR PM-MetNawi: Practical atmospheric transport modelling with FLEXP (PI) (2014S)

Practical atmospheric transport modelling with FLEXP (PI)

Continuous assessment of course work

The course will be given in English.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will be the three days 4-6 June 2014

The basic content of the course will be:
- Basics of the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART and theoretical background
- FLEXPART structure and logics
- Basic description of FLEXPART versions including input data
- Installation, compilation and usual problems
- Flexpart running in forwards and backwards modes, set-up guidelines and understanding the output.
- Typical problems, how to identify and solve them
- Basic processing and visualisation of output

All accompanied by examples, applications and hands-on sessions.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment will be done by evaluating the participation during the class and the performance during the hands-on. In addition a short practical exercise will be given to the participants.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at the students to be able to understand and use the Lagrangian particle dispersion model from the very basic structure, compilation and execution, set-ups to finally of output processing for a variety of atmospheric transport examples. Strongly focused on hands-on exercises and training.

Examination topics

The methodology will be consecutive theoretical and hands-on sessions to allow the participants to apply the theoretical aspects just explained. Exercises will be provided as examples and a final discussion session wil allow the participants to discuss additional applications that may not have been presented.

Reading list

- http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/5/2461/2005/acp-5-2461-2005.html Technical note: The Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART version 6.2. Documentation of V6

- http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231098001848 http://zardoz.nilu.no/~andreas/publications/19.pdf Stohl, A., M. Hittenberger, and G. Wotawa (1998): Validation of the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART against large scale tracer experiments. Atmos. Environ. 24, 4245-4264 Publication describing first version

- http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/4/51/2004/ Seibert, P. and Frank, A.: Source-receptor matrix calculation with a Lagrangian particle dispersion model in backward mode, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 51-63, 2004. Theory and practical application in backward (receptor-oriented) mode

- Brioude, J., Arnold, D., Stohl, A., Cassiani, M., Morton, D., Seibert, P., Angevine, W., Evan, S., Dingwell, A., Fast, J. D., Easter, R. C., Pisso, I., Burkhart, J., and Wotawa, G.: The Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART-WRF version 3.1, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1889-1904, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1889-2013, 2013.

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