Geog 605 Computer Programming for Environmental Research

Geog 605 Computer Programming for Environmental Research

Fall 2011

12:30–1:20 Tuesday & Thursday, Pearson Hall 216E

Text and readings: Handouts will be provided. Fortran reference books may be useful – talk to the instructor if interested in recommendations.

Projects: Five short assignments in the first half of the semester to learn the basics of Fortran, totaling about 25% of course points. In the second half, a five-part project leads to one significant computer program, totaling about 50% of course points.

Test: two quizzes, totaling 25% of course points.

Preliminary Projects

Ex5 Model Evaluation statistics

Final Project resources

FSL Radiosonde Format (external site)

Radiosonde Technical Report (large pdf)

IMSL documentation (external site)

Information Handouts

Course Description

This course is a 2-credit graduate introductory course. Assumed background is almost any natural science that presupposes a world understandable by quantitative methods and generates a need for advanced numerical methods. Students are assumed to need Fortran programming as a tool for their thesis research and beyond.

Previous computer programming or study of computer languages is not required. A longer description of the purpose of the course is here.