These courses aim to provide basic education on the most important biological, chemical and physical mechanisms in atmospheric science and how to implement these processes numerically in atmospheric models with the main target to educate the "Next Generation of Atmospheric Modellers" for the Nordic modelling community.
On the course, everyone will program an atmospheric boundary layer model with chemistry and aerosol dynamics, including: equations of flow for the atmospheric boundary layer with the first order turbulence closure, 1-dimensional column model + numerical solution, emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) from vegetation, modelling of chemical kinetics by systems of differential equations, deposition of aerosols and numerical solutions for aerosol formation and growth. The model will be coded in Fortran 95.
Three courses on "First steps in atmospheric modelling" was given as 12-days intensive research courses in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018 at Lund (Sweden), Aarhus (Denmark) and Hyytiälä (Finland), respectively. These courses were funded by Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) and financial supported by the ABS network (Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies), the ATM-DP doctoral Programme at the University of Helsinki and eSTICC (eScience tools for investigating climate change).
Download the skeleton code for meteorology here: main.zip.
Download the skeleton code for chemistry here: chemistry_box.zip
Download the skeleton code for aerosol here: aerosol_box.zip
Output data files
You can find the output data files here for different cases to compare the numbers with your results. The numbers are not usually 100% the same as your results even if your code is totally correct. But I'd say that the difference should be less than, e.g., 0.1%.
Meteorology task: meteo_tasks.pdf
Emission task: emi_task.pdf
Chemistry task: chem_task.pdf
Aerosol task: aerosol.pdf
Pictures from previous courses