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NCAR GV taking off from Guam airport, 19 Jan 2014, for Research Flight 4 of the NSF CONTRAST field campaign

I have developed, with the help of Tim Canty, two courses at the University of Maryland.

Both courses can be taken by graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

These courses are:

Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate

Numerical Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate course focuses on global warming, the carbon cycle, air pollution, and the ozone layer. Fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry are related to the modern understanding of these topics based on resources such as satellite missions, field campaigns, and scientific assessments published by international agencies. We also examine how society’s energy needs could be met, in the future, in a manner with less impact on atmospheric composition than the present heavy reliance on combustion of fossil fuels. The course is taught at a level appropriate for upper class undergraduate chemistry or physical science majors and first year graduate students.  This class is typically taught in the spring, in a class room that seats about 35 students.

The Numerical Methods course is taught in a computer lab featuring modern Linux work stations.  This class is designed for incoming graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have limited or no prior computational experience in a Unix or Linux environment.  We cover numerical techniques often used in modern atmospheric and oceanic science via many hands-on exercises involving FORTRAN, MATLAB, and IDL, the tools of our trade.  These exercises involve use of real data of widespread interest, such as the Vostok ice core record and the modern global mean temperature anomaly.  This class is typically taught in the fall, in a computer lab that has 20 seats.

Please contact me if you have any questions about either course.

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science                                           College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry                                                                                  The University of Maryland Newsdesk

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center                                                                                             The University of Maryland

This page last updated on Sunday, 24 August 2014