IMPRS-gBGC course: Atmosphere & Ocean
Category: Core course
Credit points: 0.2/course day
1. Date & Place
February 29 - March 21, 2016
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
|Radiation||Dietrich Feist, Julia Marshall|
|9:00-12:00||L, P||Absorption by atmospheric gases||Dietrich Feist|
|14:00-15:30||L||Attenuation by other atmospheric constituents||Julia Marshall|
|15:30-17:00||P||Exercises with a 1-D radiation model|
Using an online version of a real one-dimensional radiative transfer model, various experiments will be undertaken. This will allow one to 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. It should provide the doctoral researchers with a better feeling of what 1 W/m2 means.
|Dynamics||Christoph Gerbig, Christian Roedenbeck|
|9:00-10:30||L||Motion in atmosphere and ocean, hydrologic cycle||Christoph Gerbig|
|11:00-12:30||L||Numerical transport modeling||Christian Rödenbeck|
|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.
|Christoph Gerbig and Christian Rödenbeck|
|Surface exchange||Christoph Gerbig, Olaf Kolle|
|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|
|14:00-17:00||P||Application of eddy covariance method:||Olaf Kolle|
|Climate, Feedbacks and Change||Axel Kleidon, Martin Heimann|
|09:00-10:30||L||The global ocean carbon cycle||Martin Heimann|
|11:00-13:00||L, P||Application: Global Change||Martin Heimann|
|14:00-15:30||L||Climatology, feedbacks, climate modelling||Axel Kleidon|
6. Course material
Presentation of Axel Kleidon: Basics
Presentation of Dietrich Feist: Radiation in the Earth's Atmosphere - Absorption and Emission by Atmospheric Gases
Presentation of Christoph Gerbig: Dynamics - Motion in atmosphere and ocean, hydrologic cycle
Practicals of Christoph Gerbig
Presentation of Christian Rödenbeck: Numerical modeling of atmospheric transport
Presentation of Christoph Gerbig: Surface exchange
Presentation of Olaf Kolle: Surface exchange, part 1
Presentation of Olaf Kolle: Surface exchange, part 2
Presentation of Martin Heimann: Ocean biogeochemistry
Presentation of Martin Heimann: Global Change
7. Feedback of the participants
Survey results on the general assessment and each module is available here. Statistics and statements should not be taken as an exhaustive or exclusive list.