Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF NAVIGATION
Disciplinary sector: 
OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (GEO/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims at providing students with basic physical and mathematical knowledge in the area of oceanographic, meteorological and climatological modelling. The stress is put not only on scientific and technical aspects, but also on methodological implications, so as to suggest appropriate use of the modelling tool and of its numerical results. The treatment of each topic is accompanied by a series of examples, discussed also by means of images and movies.

Prerequisites

B.Sc. in "Scienze Nautiche, Aeronautiche e Meteo-Oceanografiche", or equivalent degree.

Syllabus

Methodological, physical, mathematical and numerical aspects of oceanographic and meteorological modelling.
Numerical resolution of some hyperbolic and parabolic problems
Elements of oceanographic modelling.
Elements of meteorological modelling.
Elements of climatological modelling.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons with an intensive use of images and movies.

Textbooks

KALNAY, E., 2003: “Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability”. Cambridge University Press.
KANTHA, L. H., CLAYSON, C. A., 2000: “Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes”. Academic Press.
PIERINI, S., 1985: “Solitoni in Fluidodinamica Geofisica”. In Atti del Workshop C.N.R. "Problemi e Metodi della Fluidodinamica Geofisica".
PIERINI, S., 2009: “Matematica Applicata alla Geofisica”. Relazione Plenaria al congresso “Environment, including Global Change”.
PIERINI, S., 2016: “Fluidodinamica dell’Oceano e dell’Atmosfera”. E-learning dell’Università di Napoli Parthenope, corso in modalità blended (20 capsule).
PIERINI, S., 2021: “Appunti di Modellistica MOC”, per il corso di Modellistica MOC.
STEWART, R. H., 2005: "Introduction to Physical Oceanography". Testo disponibile online.

Learning assessment

Oral exam.

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