Seasonal and climate modelling 703

Module code WKD 703
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Fundamentals of seasonal forecasting.  The El Niño/Southern Oscillation.  Empirical orthogonal functions.  Canonical correlation analysis.  Empirical forecast models practical.  Sea-surface temperature models.  Fully coupled and two-tiered general circulation modelling.  Dynamical and empherical downscaling techniques.   Significance testing using Monte Carlo techniques.  Modelling pitfalls.  User application forecasting.  Projections of decadal and multi dacadal climate anomalies.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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