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General Course Information

This fully funded course is aimed at early career researchers in Earth Sciences and all related areas.


A basic knowledge of MATLAB is recommended before the start of this course.

Vectors and Arrays

Loops and Conditions

Using sub-functions

Basic data plotting

Pre-course material can be provided for applicants prior to the course.

Course Content:

Construction of conceptual models

Governing equations

1D & 2D spatial discretisation

Time integration concept

Method of Lines (MOL) and application of ODE solvers.

Nonlinear PDE’s and application of High Resolution schemes


Applications include:

Heat diffusion

Radioactive decay

Wave propagation

Two-phase flow in porous media

River profile evolution

Landscape evolution

Ocean dynamics

Groundwater flow