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Fortran unit

Fortran 90/95

Meteorological models, ocean models, climate models, Earth system models, many fluid dynamics models and chemistry transport models are written in fortran. Thus, as an atmospheric scientist it is inevitable to be able to read, modify and code programs in fortran.

Goals and outcomes

After successful completion of this unit students will be able to

  • design and create program flow charts
  • read fortran programs
  • modify fortran programs
  • code fortran programs on their own
  • compile fortran programs
  • debug fortran programs

Student task

  1. Watch these 11 videos that present various aspects of Fortran90

  2. Download and read this brief introduction to fortran90
  3. Upload this program to your account and debug it. Once the program runs, download it, convert it to a pdf file named your_name_unit_fortran.pdf and submit the debugged program to cmoelders@alaska.edu.
  4. Write a Fortran90 program that calculates the day of the year for a date that you type in as YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY, MM, DD are the year, month and day. Once the program works, print out the code and some example results and submit the scanned pdf file named YourNameFortran90.pdf to cmoelders@alaska.edu.

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