This course focuses on recent advances and future challenges in high-resolution numerical modelling of the atmosphere and ocean.


  • Governing equations
  • Horizontal and vertical discretisations
  • Time-integration schemes
  • Elliptic solvers
  • Numerical techniques for massively parallel computer architectures expected in the future
  • Coupled processes within Earth system models.


Participants should have a good meteorological and mathematical background, and are expected to be familiar with the contents of standard meteorological and mathematical textbooks.

Introductory material not covered by the course can be found in our lecture note series.

Some practical experience in numerical weather prediction is an advantage.

All lectures will be given in English.