Meteorological Numerical Method
About the course
As one of the fundamental courses for students pursuing fields such as atmospheric science, applied meteorology and engineering, amongst others, Meteorological Numerical Method forms the basis of what is now termed scientific computing, computational science, and engineering.
This course is intended to convey to students basic concepts in numerical methods and to engender students to utilize the immense potential of combining mathematics and computers in the study of problems such as numerical approximation theory, including interpolation and curve fitting, numerical algebra from the perspective of finding solutions to both linear and nonlinear equations, numerical integration and differentiation, matrix eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and to identifying numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) initial value problems.
With the rapid progress and development of science and technology, scientific and engineering calculations have been extended to many fields. Meteorological Numerical Method is a prerequisite course for students to advance their education in courses as diverse as computational fluid dynamics, numerical weather prediction, ocean numerical forecasting, and numerical solutions of differential equations.
This course is designed for students in atmospheric science, applied meteorology, engineering and other disciplines to learn basic techniques in numerical analysis and applications. While a strong theoretical foundation will be laid, emphasis will also be placed on algorithm design and implementation. We will also explore available software packages in this field.
About the teacher
Yong JIANG is a renowned professor at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, a recipient of a Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation Award, a Jiangsu Province Excellent Young Teacher, and was awarded the first prize of Jiangsu Province's Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education.
Professor JIANG worked in the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool from 2001 - 2006. Research interests include computational geometry, computer graphics, applied mathematics and space weather. He has presided over more than ten scientific research projects including three funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and several international projects and published over one hundred papers and six books.
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