- Mathemathical Modelling ss2010
- Lecturer: Dr. C. Völker
- Tel: 0471-4831-1848
- Time: Tuesday 8 – 10 a.m.
- Location: S-3032 (PEP lecture room)
- Credits: 2 credit points
- Final exam:
This lecture is an introduction to modelling in the earth sciences. Its aim is therefore neither a general theory of modelling, nor a complete overview of mathematical techniques, but rather to present the necessary theory to be able to understand / manipulate / change existing models in environmental science.
The course is organised along classical and relatively simple models from climatology, oceanography, meteorology and biogeochemistry. These models are used as examples to explain the predominantly numerical mathematics that are needed for solving them, and that are also used in more complex models. Every few lectures we will have a practical execise where students write / change models that are given as small computerprograms in MATLAB or OCTAVE and discuss the results.