Winter school 2015- supplementary material

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

Winter School Schedule

Click on the schedule to view as a pdf.

Winter School Welcome Pack

Useful information about IMAS, winter school accommodation, social events, transportation and important contact details. Click here to download the Welcome Pack.

Recommended reading

Principal ocean text

The principal text focuses on treating large scale distributions of ocean chemical properties as tracers of processes. It differs from more traditional texts which describe the chemical transformations or the biological processes more directly, and those are useful companion texts for consultation, e.g.:

The textbook below provides useful mathematical background/review:

You might also find the following texts useful:

Recommended reading for biosphere lectures:

Lecture slides

Lectures 1 & 2: Global carbon cycle + Oceanic primary production (Pete Strutton)

Lecture 3: Organic matter export and remineralization + N/P cycle (Pete Strutton)

Lecture 4: Riverine input and the chemical composition of the ocean; Geochemical box models (Zanna Chase)

Lecture 5: Inorganic carbon chemistry in the ocean (Zanna Chase)

Lecture 6: Role of the ocean in glacial-interglacial changes in atmospheric CO2 (Zanna Chase)

Lecture 7: Biogeochemistry in ocean general circulation models (Mathieu Mongin)

Lecture 8: Terrestrial Introduction + N/P cycle (Alex Johnson)

Lecture 9: Environmental policy- the Montreal protocol, climate and air quality policy (Robyn Schofield)

Lecture 10: Introduction to atmospheric radiation, energy balance and greenhouse gases (Robyn Schofield)

Lecture 11: The role of the terrestrial biosphere in the global carbon cycle (Peter Rayner)

Lecture 12: Modelling the terrestrial biosphere (Peter Rayner)

Lecture 13: The atmospheric sulfur cycle, water, clouds and aerosols (Robyn Schofield)

Lecture 14: Climate change, crops and food security (Alex Johnson)

Lecture 15: CO2 cycle - climate feedbacks (Peter Rayner)

Material for labs

More coming soon...

Monday- Lab 1: N-P-Z-D modelling

Lab instructions and Matlab scripts can be found here...

Tuesday- Lab 1: Introduction to software to calculate the inorganic carbon system in seawater

Software for use in this lab is available here...

We recommend the Matlab version.

Lab instructions, data and Matlab scripts can be found here...

Tuesday- Lab 2: Exploration of a 3-box model of the ocean

Lab instructions and files can be found here...

Wednesday- Climate Negotiations

Thursday: Parameterization of a biosphere model

Lab instructions and scripts can be found here...

Friday: Atmosphere inverse model- Box model

Lab instructions and scripts can be found here...




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