PHYS330-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Environmental and climate modelling

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This is a hands-on course in which students will learn the fundamentals of modelling the Earth’s climate system. Using the Python programming language, students will develop parameterisations for simple climate models, and learn how to run more advanced models. Students will learn how models are used to support decision making through geoinformatics and science in the areas of: climate change; air pollution; the ozone layer; numerical weather prediction, and its application in renewable energy and agricultural meteorology. Particular focus will be given to how these issues affect Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Pacific.


(COSC131 or COSC121 or BIOL209) AND (PHYS285 or ENVR201 or ENVR209 or GEOG201)


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

All PHYS330 Occurrences

  • PHYS330-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024