Numerical Weather Forecast Models, 7.5 credits

About the course

The course deals with numerical weather prediction models, their construction and application to forecasting and data assimilation. Computer based numerical exercises are an integral part of the course. The course includes:

- Numerical treatment of the model equations

- Computational grid

- Description of sub-gridscale processes

- Observational data included in data assimilation

- Assimilation techniques: optimal interpolation, 3 and 4 dimensional variational data assimilation, Kalman filtering

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