This course introduces a numerical weather forecast model, and provides added knowledge about the dynamic processses that govern the atmosphere. Both the determination of the initial model state from observations (data assimilation), and the technique for integrating the model forward in time using numerical methods are treated. A large part of the course is devoted to numerical experiments with an operational forecast model.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 7.5 HECs (MO8009), Mesoscale Meteorology, 7.5 HECs (MO8005) and Numerical Methods in Meteorology and Oceanography, 7.5 HECs (MO8007). Also required is knowledge equivalent to English B. 


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Schedule HT19

Course literature

  • Kalney, E.: Atmospheric Modelling, Data Assimilations and Predictability, Cambridge University Press, 2002
  • Warner, T. T.: Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction, Cambridge University Press, 2011


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at or you can ask the responsible lecturer.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the second half of the autumn semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.