Lectures – [JOGU]StINe

Please note: Scheduled times for lectures might be outdated. Any changes due to the semester kick-off meeting or internal appointments are incorporated into the room reservation plans.

Fortgeschrittene Themen der Atmosphärendynamik

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Volkmar Wirth

Shortname: 08.110.20021
Course No.: 08.110.20021

Additional information

This course includes a few problem sets that are handed out and have to be solved as well as a computer lab. For the computer lab you will be provided with python code allowing you to run the barotropic model in a simple model-configuration. It would be advantageous if you can run python on your local computer, with if that's a problem we will find a way around.

Digitale Lehre

The course will most likely be taught using MS-Teams. I encourage my students to follow each lecture and participate by asking questions and contributing to the discussion. In addition, the live sessions will be recorded and hand-written notes will be provided for your further study.

Requirements / organisational issues

If you want to take this course, it is assumed that you have attended the two earlier courses on atmospheric dyamics taught at JGU Mainz, or that you have knowldege which is roughly equivalent to those two courses.


Contents


  1. Recap of the barotropic model, enhanced by a computer lab that allows you to explore the barotropic model with simple numerical simulations
  2. Error growth in the barotropic model
  3. Finite amplitude wave activity and a novel theory for the onset of blocking
  4. Point vortices and contour dynamics
  5. 3D wave mean-flow interaction
  6. Symmetric instability
  7. Frontogenesis and semigeostrophic theory
  8. Nonmodal growth and singular vectors

Recommended reading list


  1. Lecture notes by V. Wirth on Atmospheric dynamics (available online)
  2. G. K. Vallis: Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press

Dates:

Date (Day of the week)TimeLocation
04/15/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
04/16/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
04/22/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
04/23/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
04/29/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
04/30/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/06/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/07/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/14/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/20/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/21/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/27/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
05/28/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/04/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/10/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/11/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/17/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/18/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/24/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
06/25/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/01/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/02/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/08/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/09/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/15/2021 (Thursday)12.15 to 13.4505 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude
07/16/2021 (Friday)08.30 to 10.0005 114 Seminarraum 537
1341 - Naturwissenschaftliches Institutsgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2021