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Paolo Oddo

Affiliazione docente:
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV

Descrizione del corso:
This course provides an intermediate-level introduction to the field of general circulation models applied to the ocean.

  • Introduction to Ocean Numerical Modeling: Historical setting;
  • Introduction to Ocean Numerical Modeling: horizontal and vertical discretization;
  • Introduction to Ocean Numerical Modeling: large scale and regional approaches;
  • The basic equation, physical and dynamical approximations in the ocean: From Navier Stokes to Primitive Equations;
  • Radiation, planetary boundary layer and their parameterization in OGCMs;
  • Finite difference methods: discretization, derivatives and accuracy;
  • From large to coastal scales: the nesting issue;
  • Operational oceanography and rapid environmental assessment;
  • The NEMO / POM models;
  • Simulating known analytical solutions using the Princeton Ocean Model;
  • Simulating The wind driven Circulation;
  • Numerical reproduction of the Ekman Spiral;
  • Numerical representation of Free Gravity Waves.

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and numerics; courses (Atmospheric dynamics, Ocean dynamics, Earth-system dynamics, GFDI).

Libri di testo di riferimento:
Slides and notes delivered by the lecturer.

Regole del corso:
Participation is mandatory and students are expected to play an active role during classes.

Final exam 100% Written exam (end of course).