## Skill course: Modeling & Numerical Techniques

**Category: Skill course**

**Credit points: 0.2 per day**

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The skill course will have a modular structure to satisfy both the need for an introduction into modeling in general and into specific areas of application.

### 1. General information

Date: Nov 1-7, 2018

Place: seminar room B0.002, MPI-BGC

### 2. Preliminary agenda

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L = lecture, P = practical

Day | Slot | Type | Content | Who |
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Thu, Nov 1
| Mathematical concepts
| Carlos Sierra | ||

09:00 - 12:00 | L |
- Functions, limits, derivatives, integrals | ||

13:00 - 16:00 | P |
- Functions in R, splines and numerical integration | ||

Fri, Nov 2
| Basics of ecological modeling
| Carlos Sierra | ||

09:00 - 12:00 | L |
- Model formulation: concepts and model equations | ||

13:00 - 16:00 | P |
- Numerical solution of models | ||

Mon, Nov 5
| Foundations
| Axel Kleidon | ||

09:00 - 12:15 | L/P |
Introduction to Earth system modeling | ||

13:45 - 17:00 | L/P |
Basic differential equations | ||

Tue, Nov 6
| Energy balance and Land surface
| Axel Kleidon | ||

09:00 - 12:15 | L/P |
Global energy balance modelling | ||

13:45 - 17:00 | L/P |
Land-atmosphere interactions | ||

Wed, Nov 7
| Water balance and Complex systems concepts
| Axel Kleidon | ||

09:00 - 12:15 | L+P |
Water balance modelling | ||

13:45 - 17:00 | L+P |
Complex systems concepts |

### 3. What you need to prepare

There are no pre-knowledge needed to participate in the module on basic modeling.

Bring a laptop and make sure that a *recent* version of R is running on your laptop.

You can download the most recent version here: http://www.r-project.org/

RStudio is a new open-source integrated development environment that runs on all platforms. It nicely combines console, script editor, working directory, plots etc. into a an uncluttered layout that you can easily navigate. You need to have R installed before you can use RStudio as a development environment.

### 4. Registration

Click here to register.

### 5. Participants

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