|OCEE210 Computer Programming in Oceanography (Practical)|
This is a computer-based course to teach computer programming in Fortran. The objective of the course to develope the skill of writing computer programs for the processing of oceanographic data sets. The students does not require any previous knowledge in computer for learing this course.
Oceanographic data can be so huge so that it will be difficult to do various computations by hand. Hence the data has to be processed with the help of computer by the application of a programming language. In oceanography, Fortran has been used as the preferred programming language for oceanographic computations. Fortran is used in making mathematical models of ocean processes. A good skill in Fortran programming is essential to become a good oceanographer.
Variables, data and types, assignment statements, arithmetic statements, input and output statements, FORMAT and pause statements DO Loop, nested and implied DO loop, IF statement, nested block IF, computed GOTO statements - Subscripted variables (arrays) - single and multidimensional arrays. User-defined functions and subroutines - nesting of subprograms, COMMON and EQUIVALENCE statements - file operations - reading from and writing to files - multiple file operations Oceanographic applications - processing profile data - quality control of temperature and salinity data - interpolation - horizontal and vertical averages - processing time series and global data.
Method of Assessment
================================================================================= Name Test1 Test2 Test3 Record Total (20) (20) (50) (10) (100) ================================================================================= =================================================================================- 75% of the third test mark will be considered as retest mark. Final mark is computed from the best three of four (test1, test2, test3 and retest) marks. - Practical Record must be submitted on or before 16-11-2016 4pm - Marks will be finalyzed on 16-11-2016 at 4pm.