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PHYS-F450

Météorologie dynamique

academic year
2022-2023

Course teacher(s)

Stéphane VANNITSEM (Coordinator)

ECTS credits

5

Language(s) of instruction

french

Course content

The aim of the course entitled ‘Dynamical Meteorology’ is to introduce the fundamental aspects of the atmospheric dynamics at large scales (basic equations, common approximations for the description of large scale flows, baroclinic and barotropic instabilities…), to briefly describe the techniques used in order to perform a forecast (data assimilation, numerical methods) and to present the intrinsic features of the atmosphere limiting the forecast horizon (chaotic behavior and Lyapunov exponents, dynamics of initial condition and model errors) in the context of generic models (low-order models, spatially distributed systems and intermediate order models).

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

General knowledge in dynamical meteorology

Prerequisites

Required courses

Teaching methods and learning activities

A series of theoretical courses (2.5 ECTS). A personal work (2.5 ECTS).

Other information

Contacts

Stephane.Vannitsem@meteo.be

Evaluation

Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other

An oral exam. A report and a discussion of the personal work.

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