Physical Climatology Labs

 
 

Spring 2017

Everything above the Log/Plan mark is a log, everything below is a plan, everything more than a two weeks out is still tentative, not a serious plan.


All lab exercises are due by the end of the subsequent lab period. Any lab turned in late will be accepted with the following penalties: 20% off for any lateness, 50% off for more than a week late.


Python resources        Canvas login page



Feb 6, 7: No lab, First Week ---


Feb 13, 14:  Ex 1, KT97 Spreadsheet Exercise, clouds.

    Writeup: eb0_kt97_lab.pdf

    Demo example: lapse_rate.pdf

    Starting Spreadsheet:  eb0d_kt97.xls



Feb 20, 21: Ex 2, seasonality from observations

    Writeup: seasonal.pdf

    US HCN station description: ushcn-stations.txt


Feb 27,28: Ex. 3. Diurnal Radiation Model

    Writeup: solar3.pdf


Mar 6, 7: Ex. 4. Seasonal Radiation Model

    Writeup: solar4.pdf

    Python example programs: insolation1, solar


Dates edited for snow day after this point


Mar 13, 14: Ex. 5. Blackbody radiation calculations.

Mar 13, 21: Ex. 5. Blackbody radiation calculations.

    Writeup: blackbody.pdf

    Python example programs:  bb, planck


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Mar 27, 28:   No lab, Spring Break ---


Mar 20, 21:  Ex. 6, Obs versus theory, radiation

Apr 3, 4:  Ex. 6, Obs versus theory, radiation

    Writeup:  solar_data.pdf

    Conversion program: trimsolar

    Graphing program: plotsolar

    Link to data: http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/nsrdb/1991-2010/targzs/targzs_by_state.html

    Reference about data: NREL_solar_radiation.pdf


Mar 27, 28:   No lab, Spring Break ---


Apr 3, 4: Ex. 7, EB model, albedo feedback

Apr 10, 11: Ex. 7, EB model, albedo feedback

Writeup:  layer_model.pdf

Related notes: layer_notes.pdf

Model programs:

layer1

layer2


Apr 10, 11: Ex. 8, Diffusion, soil temperature

Apr 17, 18: Ex. 8, Diffusion, soil temperature

Writeup: soil_diffusion.pdf

Annual animation program:

soildiff



Apr 17, 18: Ex. 9, Evapotranspiration

Apr 24, 25: Ex. 9, Evapotranspiration

Writeup: wimp.pdf

Water balance time series program:

tmwb



Apr 24, 25:  Ex. 10, 1D Energy Balance Model

May 1, 2:  Ex. 10, 1D Energy Balance Model

Writeup: zonal_model.pdf

Main model program:  zonaleb

Library program:  z1lib

Diffusivity change program:  dchange 

Input data:  zonaldata.txt


May 1, 2: Ex 11, Time series and cycles.

    Writeup: hcn.pdf

    Tempfft program: tempfft.py

    US HCN station description: ushcn-stations.txt



May 8, 9: Work time for group presentations.


May 15, 16: No new lab assignment, time for cleanup of late work.

May 15, 16: Ex 11, Time series and cycles.

   Writeup: hcn.pdf

    Tempfft program: tempfft.py

    US HCN station description: ushcn-stations.txt


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May 5, 2017 3:23 PM