Course Documents

Course Syllabus

Assignments

Not currently available.

Project Meetings

TBD

Project Presentations

TBD

Project Peer Evaluation

Lecture Notes

The following schedule is from when the course was last offered in Fall 2017 and is likely to see minor changes for Fall 2019.

  • 7 September: Introduction to NWP
  • 12 September: Model Equations, Resolved vs. Unresolved Scales
  • 14 September: Grid-Based Model Formulation
  • 19 September: Vertical Coordinates and Upper Boundary Treatment
  • 21, 26 September: Temporal and Spatial Differencing Methods
  • 28 September: Linear Numerical Stability
  • 3 October: Numerical Dispersion
  • 5 October: Aliasing and Diffusion; Addendum: Damping vs. Dispersion
  • 10, 12 October: No Class
  • 17 October: Lateral Boundary Conditions
  • 19, 24 October: Microphysical Parameterization
  • 26, 31 October: Cumulus Parameterization
  • 2, 7 November: PBL Parameterization
  • 9 November: Land-Surface Models
  • 14 November: Radiation Parameterization
  • 16, 21 November: Model Initialization
  • 21, 28 November: Introduction to Data Assimilation
  • 23 November: No Class – Thanksgiving
  • 30 November: Introduction to the Extended/Ensemble Kalman Filters
  • 5 December: Introduction to the Ensemble Adjustment Kalman Filter
  • 5 December: Multivariate/Non-Identity Observation Data Assimilation
  • 7 December: Sampling Error and Observation Localization
  • 7 December: Filter Algorithm Variants and Covariance Inflation
  • 12, 14 December: Project Presentations (see schedule at left)

Class Resources

General Reading