IMPRS-gBGC course: Atmosphere, Ocean & Land 2018
Category: Core course
Credit points: 0.2/course day
1. Date & Place
February 26 - March 9, 2018
start at 9:00 a.m.
Seminar room B0.002
IMPRS-gBGC core courses introduce doctoral candidates to scientific fields relevant to global biogeochemical cycles in which they have no deep knowledge yet. The purpose of those courses is to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.
Please make sure that a working implementation of X windows system is installed on your laptop before the exercises start. For Windows, this could be Cygwin/X, for Mac OS you could use the X11 app. There is a variety of similar applications available, also for Linux systems.
Legend L = Lecture, P = Practical
|Monday, February 26||Basics||Axel Kleidon|
|Wednesday, February 28||Radiation||Julia Marshall|
|9:00-12:00||L, P||Absorption by atmospheric gases|
|14:00-15:30||L, P||Attenuation by other atmospheric constituents|
|15:30-17:00||P||Further experiments with a 1-D radiation model|
Following the examples introduced in the previous sections, further experiments will be carried out using the 1-D radiative transfer model, working in teams. Within the model we can test the effect of changing the quantity of various greenhouse gases, the aerosol optical depth, the cloud properties, and the surface albedo, among other things. By the end of the day the participants should have a better feeling of what 1 W/m2 means, and the radiative implications of some proposed geoengineering methods and climate feedbacks.
|Monday, March 5||Dynamics||Christoph Gerbig|
|9:00-10:30||L||Motion in atmosphere and ocean, hydrologic cycle|
|11:00-12:30||L||Numerical transport modeling|
|14:00-17:00||P||Exercises with numerical transport models|
We will use a Lagrangian Dispersion Model (LPDM) and a global Transport Model to see how atmospheric transport and mixing of emissions and biosheric fluxes affects the distribution of CO2 in the atmosphere.
|Wednesday, March 7||Surface exchange||Christoph Gerbig, Olaf Kolle, Tarek El-Madany|
|9:00-10:30||L||Land surface climatology|
Boundary layer meteorology
|11:00-11:45||L||Boundary layer meteorology (cont.)||Christoph Gerbig|
|11:45-12:30||L||Eddy flux measurements||Olaf Kolle, Tarek El-Madany|
|14:00-17:00||P||Application of eddy covariance method:||Olaf Kolle, Tarek El-Madany|
|Friday, March 9||Oceans and Cryosphere||Mathias Goeckede, Karel Castro Morales|
|09:00-10:30||L||Basic principles on global ocean circulation||Karel Castro Morales|
|11:00-13:00||L, P||Global ocean carbon cycle||Karel Castro Morales|
|14:00-15:30||L||Special role of the Arctic in the climate system||Mathias Göckede|
5. Course material
Slides by Axel Kleidon
Slides by Julia Marshall
Slides by Christoph Gerbig: Dynamics, part 1
Slides by Christoph Gerbig: Dynamics, Numerical transport modeling, part 2
Download link for the material by Tarek El-Madany
Slides by Christoph Gerbig: Land surface climatology and boundary layer meteorology
Download link for the practical part by Karel Castro Morales
Slides by Karel Castro Morales: Global ocean circulation and carbon cycle
Slides by Mathias Göckede: Special role of the Arctic in the climate system
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