|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||MSc PhD LA Melsen|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. CC van Heerwaarden|
|ing. G Bier|
|MSc PhD LA Melsen|
|Examiner(s)||MSc PhD LA Melsen|
|dr. ir. CC van Heerwaarden|
|ing. G Bier|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
MAQ-22806 Atmosphere-Vegetation-Soil Interactions.
SLM-33306 Advanced Hydrological Systems Analysis; MAQ-31806 Atmospheric Modeling.
This course introduces the numerical techniques that are essential in the numerical modeling of stationary and dynamical flow problems in hydrology and meteorology. First, students will study the special class of differential equations that describe flow problems and learn the concepts behind the modeling of the equations. Emphasis will be on the key concepts of states, storage, and vector fields. Students will learn how to define appropriate boundary conditions. Second, students will learn the numerical techniques available to solve flow equations, such as finite differences, finite volumes, and finite elements, and will construct their own simplified flow models based on these techniques. Third, students will learn how to conduct sensitivity analysis and how to use this technique to gain insights in model behaviour.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain the concepts and basics of numerical simulation models consisting of differential equations. These concepts include formulations for state variables, rate variables and driving variables. Important subjects are feedback mechanisms, time coefficients, analysis of units, and techniques to solve matrix equations;
- describe and apply numerical techniques to solve spatial flow problems;
- develop, test and analyze numerical models for simplified systems;
- critically analyze and appraise results from numerical models using sensitivity analysis;
- classroom lectures;
- computer assignments using R;
- discussion of assignments.
Marks are based on a written examination (80%) and a final assignment (20%).
Lecture slides and practical assignments, with references to relevant literature, shared through Brightspace.
|Compulsory for:||MEE||Earth and Environment||MSc||A: Hydrology and Water Resources||3WD|
|Restricted Optional for:||MEE||Earth and Environment||MSc||B: Meteorology and Air Quality||3WD|
|MCL||Climate Studies||MSc||A: The Physical Climate System||3WD|