SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences

MCRN was well represented at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences at Stanford, June 29-July 2, 2015. 

Wednesday, July 1

IP3 - Why Has Global Warming Paused for the Past 15 Years?

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    link

Despite the continued release of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the rapid pace of global warming observed in the last third of 20th century has taken a break in the 21st century, with an almost zero rate of mean warming at the planet's surface. This great mystery in climate sciences has attracted the attention of scientists and the public alike. There have now been so many different explanations proposed, mostly in high impact journals with media blitz following each publication, that the public is justifiably perplexed. In this talk I will try to review the field, with special attention paid to the mathematical issues that have contributed to the confusion.

Ka-Kit Tung
MCRN and University of Washington, USA

 

MS41 - Planet Earth: Cryosphere, Climate, and the Environment

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM      link

This minisymposium is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Organizer: Hans G. Kaper
MCRN, Argonne National Laboratory and Georgetown University, USA
Hans Engler
MCRN and Georgetown University, USA

9:30-9:45 Free-boundary Problems in Cryosphere Models
Ed Bueler, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
9:50-10:05 How Climate Model Complexity Influences the Sea Ice Stability
Till Wagner, University of California, San Diego, USA; Ian Eisenman, MCRN and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
10:10-10:25 Sea Ice, Climate, and Homogenization for Composite Materials
Christian Sampson, MCRN and University of Utah, USA
10:30-10:45 Stochastic Dynamics and Critical Phenomena in Sea Ice Models
Ivan Sudakov,  MCRN and University of Utah, USA
10:50-11:05 An Anisotropic Elastic-Decohesive Constitutive Relation for Modeling Sea Ice
Deborah Sulsky, University of New Mexico, USA
11:10-11:25 A Floe Size Distribution in the Cice Sea Ice Model
Luke Bennetts,  MCRN and University of Adelaide, Australia; Siobhan O'Farrell, CSIRO, Australia; Petteri Uotila, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
 

MS47 - Planet Earth: Oceans, Climate, and the Environment

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  link

This minisymposium is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Organizer: Hans G. Kaper
MCRN, Argonne National Laboratory and Georgetown University, USA
Hans Engler
MCRN and Georgetown University, USA

2:00-2:15 Global Warming Hiatus and AMOC Variability
Ka-Kit Tung,  MCRN and University of Washington, USA
2:20-2:35 A Normal Mode Perspective of Intrinsic Ocean-climate Variability
Henk A. Dijkstra, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2:40-2:55 Carbon-weather Data Assimilation
Inez Fung,  MCRN and University of California, Berkeley, USA
3:00-3:15 Quantifying Inter-annual to Decadal Uncertainty Related to Initial Ocean Conditions
Robin Tokmakian,  MCRN and Naval Postgraduate School, USA
3:20-3:35 Modeling and Evaluation of Hurricane Storm Surge Mitigation
Jennifer Proft, University of Texas at Austin, USA
3:40-3:55 A Stochastic Bulk Rate Parameterization of Cloud Microphysical Processes Driven by a Turbulent Collision Kernel
David Collins, MCRN and University of Victoria, Canada

 

 

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