Lecture/Reading: Monday, 14-16; Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann, Dr. Monica Ionita (start 14:15) Room: N3310

Tutorial: Monday, 16-17; in the same room

Hanna Knahl, Alexander Thorneloe (start 16:00)

The focus of the course is to identify the underlying dynamics of the
atmosphere-ocean system. The fundamental concepts of atmosphere-ocean flow, energetics,
vorticity, and wave motion are described. These phenomena are described
using dynamical equations, climate data, as well as basic physical and
mathematical concepts. Exercises complement the lessons.

Fluid dynamics, ocean circulation, wind-driven and thermohaline circulation; atmosphere dynamics, dynamical system theory, non-dimensional parameters, bifurcations and instabilities; Gravity, Rossby, and Kelvin waves; Conceptual models, Analytical and Programming techniques; Time series analysis

Advanced dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere, applications in the fields of climate dynamics and fluid mechanics. Programming skills and usage of the climate data operators. Theoretical concepts in physics of climate, temporal and spatial scales of climate dynamics.

Assignment to study programmes: Compulsory for MSc Environmental Physics, Optional compulsory for MSc Physik

Workload /credit points: 3 CP, 90 h

• lectures: 23 h (2 h x 11 weeks + 1h x 1 week)

• repeating the lectures/learning/reading: 22 h (2 h x 11)

• example classes: 10 h

• example classes homework: 30 h (3 h x 10)

• additional preparation for exam: 5 h

There are two parts: Course achievements and examination achievements (Studienleistungen und Prüfungsleistungen)

50% of the points of the exercise sheets are required. Furthermore, we require active participation with at least one time showing a solution.

Working in study groups is encouraged, but each student is responsible for his/her own solution. If the solution is typewritten (e.g. with LaTex, Rmarkdown, or word), we allow up to 3 persons to be listed on a solution sheet. Send in your solutions in form of a PDF to our email addresses (one PDF per group!).

You have to pass the written exam xxx Room yyy

The exam is based on the exercises and the general content of the lecture. The procedure follows the rules of pep.

Content: Vorticity, Taylor-Proudman

Shallow water equations and Waves

Exercise 3 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 1

Content in script: Programming in bash, climate data operators

Exercise 4 distributed and start of the work

no tutorium, but programming until 16:45

Content: Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics, Scaling of the dynamical equations, Geostrophy

Exercise 5 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercises 2, 3

Content: Vorticity, Taylor-Proudman

Exercise 6 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 4

Content: Deep ocean circulation, Conceptual models

Box model and climate scenarios

Exercise 7 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 5

Content: Angular momentum and Hadley Cell, Wind-driven ocean circulation

Exercise 8 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 6

AWI science day

10-16 h

Content: Climate variability and dynamics

Exercise 9 distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 7

Content: Conceptual models & time series analysis

Test exam distributed

16:00 Tutorium: Exercise 9

14:15 Inverted lecture, questions about the course and test exam

15:00 Tutorium: Exercise 10

Olbers, D.J., Die Erde ist ein feuchter Fußball