2019-2020 / OCEA0073-1

Numerical methods in geophysics, Part 1


15h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Jean-Marie Beckers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Physical and Numerical Aspects, Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Jean-Marie Beckers, Academic Press, 2011 »
  Simple finite differences, consistency, convergence and stability (1.10, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8) Finite Volume Formulation (3.8) Simple advection diffusion discretisations (4.7, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 6.4, 6.5) Poisson equations (7.6, 7.7, 7.8) Arakawa grids (9.7)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Basic knowledge in numerical analysis

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in numerical methods

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

face to fac

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam based on list of questions and personnal work on a physical problem asking for a numerical resolution

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks