A short course in Numerical Earth Science Modelling (NERC) at Durham University - by Sruthi Uppalapati

I am a PhD student at Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics,University Of Oslo. My Phd involves understanding various heat loss processes using numerical modelling in comparison to the present day topography and surface processes of planet Venus.

Numerical Earth science Modelling (NNESMO) course

During spring 2017, I came to know about a short course at Durham University in relevance to the methods I am using for my studies. The course is organised by Earth sciences department at Durham university under NERC initiative. The short course covers construction of conceptual models involving analytical and numerical solutions using Governing equations, 1D & 2D continuous models, Wave propagation and application of ODE solvers, Nonlinear PDE's and application of High Resolution schemes. Applications to be taught include: Heat diffusion, Radioactive decay, Wave propagation, Two-phase flow in porous media etc.For modelling methods Matlab has been used where the data templates made available for practice purposes. The course was well organised with lecture sessions each followed by relevant practical exercises monitored by the lecturers. The course materials were made available before and are extremely helpful in increasing my knowledge about basic methodologies used during the course.

Enhanced understanding and valuable discussions on numerical modelling

I am extremely satisfied with course which not only helped to enhance the understanding on numerical modelling also provided an opportunity to meet researchers from various scientific backgrounds and have helpful discussions on scientific methods. I would like to express my gratitude to the Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets (DEEP) for the travel grant support that made it possible for me to attend the NERC Numerical Earth science Modelling (NNESMO) course.

By UiO, CEED, Sruthi Uppalapati, PhD student
Published Nov. 6, 2017 10:51 AM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2018 1:35 PM