Earth SciencesEART290X Topics in Modeling Planetary Interiors

Introduces computer modeling of thermal convection in planetary interiors. Students learn to write and run a basic computer code using spectral and finite-difference methods, then are shown how to improve the numerical method and physics. Basic computer programming experience is required (for example, in Fortran, C, IDL, or MATLAB).

Requirements

Course is designed for and enrollment restricted to graduate students, but available to qualified science majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gary Glatzmaier

Repeatable for credit

Yes