3MC Course on Climate Modeling: Program

Postgraduate Course:

Waves in the Atmosphere and Oceans

12-16 December 2022, NWU, Potchefstroom

 

Partners

L2MIAS

 

Sponsors

CoE-MaSS

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed and conclusions arrived at are those of the author and are not necessarily to be attributed to the CoE-MaSS.

NGA-MaSS

CDC

This school was supported by a grant from the IMU-CDC Conference Support Program, which is partially supported by the Abel Board.

 
 

Program

 

The preliminary program for the course:

 

Monday 12 December
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening by Louis Labuschagne (Research Director)
09:15-09:45 Talk on climate change and impact on Africa
09:45-10:00 Tea Break
10:00-12:00 Lecture 1: Equations of Motion: Rotation, vorticity, and shallow water approximation                                         
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Lecture 2: Gravity waves, tsunamis, and wave kinematics
16:00-16:15 Tea break
16:15-17:00 Problem solving session

 

Tuesday 13 December
08:30-10:30 Lecture 3: Effect rotation and QG equations: Kelvin waves, Inertia-gravity waves, and Rossby waves                
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:30 Tutorial / Group work
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Lecture 4: Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and the Richardson number
16:00-16:15 Tea break                                       
16:15-17:00 Problem solving session

 

Wednesday 14 December
08:30-10:30 Lecture 5: Barotropic Instability        
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:30 Lecture 6: Inertial and baroclinic Instabilities                                                                                                         
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Tutorial / Group work

 

Thursday 15 December
08:30-10:30 Lecture 7: Shallow and deep water waves and vertically propagating waves
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:30 Tutorial / Group work
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Lecture 8: Equatorial trapped waves of Matsuno: Tropical waves and their impact on tropical climate dynamics
16:00-16:15 Tea break
16:15-17:00 Problem solving session

 

Friday 16 December
08:30-09:30 Oral presentations       
09:30-10:30 Plenary talk by Prof Boualem Khouider                                                                                                                
10:30-11:00 Participation certificates and closing