|C O U R S E A N N O U N C E M E N T --- S P R I N G 2 0 1 1|
|Computational Problems in Atmospheric Science|
OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to help you develop
essential programming skills and apply these skills to a variety of types of
PREREQUISITES: None. No programming background is required. You will learn what you need from this course.
Introduction to Programming with Fortran by Ian Chivers and Jane Sleightholme
(PDFs free through
UI library online; printed version $24.95).
Recommended C text: Programming in ANSI C, Revised Ed. (Stephen Kochan, 1994) is inexpensive / available used online via Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
LANGUAGES: This course stresses Fortran. But it will include some elements of:
VISUALIZATION: Our field
deals extensively with observational and model information, in the form of 1-, 2-, and
3-D data sets.
You will learn programming to help you prepare and manipulate data, which we will then visualize with tools like VisIt.
COMPUTING: If you have a laptop, bring it. If not, you can use classroom PCs.
FAQ: You don't need to be an Atmospheric Sciences major to take the class. We will draw primarily on Atmos Sci topics as problems with which to learn programming, however.If you have any questions about the class, feel free to contact me.