Oral presentations by students of current research of their own or from the literature. Topics chosen in consultation with faculty.
2019 Classes FRIDAYS 9:30-11.
1) Examine the nature and particularity of research in the Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography.
2) Learn about the ethics of research.
3) Read widely in Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography.
4) Engage in CRITICAL analysis of written work.
5) Learn about and practice methods of presenting and defending ideas to a sympathetic audience.
6) Learn about and practice methods of criticizing work in a dispassionate and non personal way.
Rich Pawlowicz 2019W
Susan Allen 2012W-2018W
Douw Steyn previously
How we study the atmosphere and ocean: (Climatology and meteorology, the impossibility of doing experiments in Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography, observation networks, remote sensing, numerical modelling)
Ethics of Research: Right and wrong!
Spatio-temporal variability: (Data structures, data handling, 4D fields, visualization, styles of analysis, (Spectral analyses, Wavelet analysis, Empirical Orthogonal Functions)).
Observations: How we know what we know
Scales and phenomena: (Scale definitions (phenomenologic, spectral, mechanistic), Scale (order-of-magnitude) analysis of the atmosphere and ocean, Dimensional Analysis ).
Models and other analytical tools: (Introduction to Models in Science):