Winter school 2013- supplementary material

Please note that this site will be continuously updated up to and during the Winter School week so be sure to keep checking it for new material.

Winter School Welcome Pack

Useful information (password protected) about UNSW, winter school accommodation,  social events, transportation and important contact details.

Accommodation room allocation (password protected).

Presentation slides

For session 1.3: Introduction to climate modelling

Evaluating climate models

For session 1.4: The peer review process

Revising and reviewing papers

For session 2.2: Atmosphere: convection, dynamics:

Aerosols, clouds and radiative forcing of the Earth System

Boundary layer, gravity waves & shallow convection

For session 2.3: Representation of modes of variability and extremes

Extremes and climate models

Representation of modes of variability in climate models: a focus on ENSO

For session 3.2: Introduction to land surface modelling

Energy budget


For session 3.3: Computing

A supercomputer primer

For session 4.1: Fundamentals of physical oceanography


For session 4.2: Ocean modelling

Ocean modelling: An introduction for everybody

For session 4.3: Detecting and attributing observed changes to anthropogenic forcing

Detecting and attributing observed changes to anthropogenic forcing

For session 5.2: Application examples

Jatin Kala

Daniel Hernández

Laura O'Brien

Movie- Laura O'Brien

Notes from lectures

For session 1.2: Lecture- My modelling rules

Making your own climate modelling (and kitchen) rules


Material for labs

For session 1.6: Lab - Monash simple climate model

Lab instructions.

Link to the Monash simple climate model.

For session 2.4: Lab- Numerical techniques

Lab instructions

Background material

For session 4.4: Lab- Ocean QG model

Lab instructions

Required prior reading

For session 2.1: Fundamentals of modelling the atmosphere:

Sherwood, 2013: Where Do Winds Come From? Nature Education Knowledge 4(2):5

Recommended background reading

For session 2.3: Representation of modes of variability and extremes

Kim et al. 2013: "ENSO stability in coupled climate models and its association with mean state" Climate Dynamics. In Press.

Bellenger et al. 2013: "ENSO representation in climate models: from CMIP3 to CMIP5". Climate Dynamics. In Press.

For session 4.2: Ocean modelling

Griffies, S M, 2009: “Science of ocean climate models” In Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-012374473-9.00714-1.

Griffies, S M, and A Adcroft, 2008: “Formulating the equations of ocean models” In Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime, Geophysical Monograph 177, M. W. Hecht, and H. Hasumi, eds., Washington, DC, American Geophysical Union, 281-318.

Griffies, S M, C Böning, F O Bryan, E P Chassignet, R Gerdes, H Hasumi, A C Hirst, A M Treguier, and D Webb, 2000: Developments in ocean climate modelling. Ocean Modelling, 2, 123-192.

Griffies, S M, A Adcroft, A Gnanadesikan, R W Hallberg, M J Harrison, S Legg, C M Little, M Nikurashin, A Pirani, B L Samuels, J R Toggweiler, and G K Vallis, et al., 2010: Problems and prospects in large-scale ocean circulation models In Ocean Obs '09, 21-25 September, Venice, Italy, ESA Special Publication, DOI: 10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.38.

MIT Open Courseware: “12.984 Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling”


Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

McGuffie and Henderson-Sellers, 2005: A Climate Modelling Primer. 3rd Edition. Wiley. 296 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0470857519.

Neelin, 2010: Climate change and climate modeling. Cambridge University Press. 304 pp. ISBN:9780521602433

Sherwood, Alexander, Brown, McFarlane, Gerber, Feingold, Scaife, and Grabowski (2013) Climate Processes: Clouds, Aerosols and Dynamics (B6). In G.R. Asrar and J.W. Hurrell (eds.), Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities. Springer. 73-103.  DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6692-1_4

Washington and Parkinson, 2005: Introduction To Three-dimensional Climate Modeling. 2nd Edition. University Science Books. 368 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1891389351.




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