About the Group
The cryosphere is the portion of Earth’s surface covered by frozen forms of water, including ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, snow, and permafrost. This vast expanse of ice in various forms is a key component of the climate system and is highly coupled to the ocean and atmosphere. Our focus group aims to study the underlying physics of the cryosphere, with an emphasis on learning both where mathematical models are already used and where models are currently lacking. We will be recruiting experts in both mathematics and the geosciences to present webinars on the fundamental challenges in studying the cryosphere, as well as the specifics needed to help us bridge the gap between the mathematical models and the science.
The cryosphere webinar is structured similar to a seminar series, with a presenter introducing a new topic every few weeks via a 1 hour Web-ex seminar.