2023-2024 / OCEA0081-1

Numerical Methods in Geophysics - Part 2


15h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS) (MER - Erasmus mundus)6 crédits 
 Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Jean-Marie Beckers

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


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 »
Spectral approaches (8.8, C5, 19.7) Contour dynamics (10.7) Adaptive schemes (16.6) QG models (16.7) TVD advection schemes (15.7) Data assimilation techniques (22.1-22.7)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Basic knowledge in numerical analysis

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in numerical methods and OCEA0073-1 or similar

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

face to fac

Recommended or required readings

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

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs