Introduction to Climate Modeling

The course Introduction to Climate Modeling introduces advanced numerical research tools that are used to study the global climate in the past, present and future, so called Earth System Models (ESMs). The course is intended for Nordic graduate students and provides good insight in climate change science and the numerical tools that go with it.

ESMs are numerical models that seek to simulate physical, chemical and biological aspects of the Earth system including representations of the atmosphere, the land surface, including vegetation, as well as sea-ice and the ocean. ESM research requires very large resources, in terms of scientific scope and personnel, as well as in terms of hardware and software infrastructure. ESM research is not only well suited for international collaboration, but essentially based on it. It is therefore natural that education also is organized and provided in an international context. 

This course will, in two modules, provide education on the global climate system as it can be studied by simplified models using the language Python (Module I) as a preparatory step for learning how to design, execute and analyse experiments using ESMs. The course is given with lecturers from a Nordic network NordicESM and in collaboration with the Nordic Center of Excellence eSTICC. 

Contact person
Sverker Holmgren - Programme Director for the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI), Professor in Scientific Computing
Contact person Sverker Holmgren
Programme Director for the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI), Professor in Scientific Computing
Work +46 70 425 07 97
Ida Persson - Adviser
Contact person Ida Persson
Adviser
Work +47 407 24 571
Facts about the project
Project manager

Gunilla Svensson, Stockholm University

Funding scheme
Research Training Courses
Duration
01.06.2016-30.06.2019