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  1. A Survey of Grid Control and Optimization

    07 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is an introductory survey of how control problems arise on different time scales in electric grid transmission problems.  The set up and general form of such problems are considered, along with operational considerations.

  2. A Tutorial on Kalman Filters

    01 Jun 2016 | Presentations

    This is an introduction to the Kalman filter, explaining some underlying assumptions, use and extensions of the method.This talk was given on 10-7-2015.

  3. An Introduction to Lagrangian Data Assimilation - Part I

    23 Mar 2015 | Presentations

    Laura Slivinski at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute gives an introduction to Lagrangian Data Assimlation on 10-30-2014.

  4. An Introduction to Lagrangian Data Assimilation - Part II

    23 Mar 2015 | Presentations

    Lauara Slivinski at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution gives an introduction to Lagrangian Data Assimilation on 11-13-2014.

  5. An Introduction to Variational Data Assimilation

    23 Mar 2015 | Presentations

    Naratip Santitissadeekorn gives an introductory survey of variational techniques in data assimilation including 3D-VAR and 4D-VAR.  This talk was given on 10-2-14.

  6. Complex Energy Systems

    07 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is the opening guest lecture for the Electric Grid Focus Group.  Dr. Michael Chertkov of Los Alamos National Lab describes the statistical and mathematical problems arising in complex energy systems, including the electric grid and gas networks.  Systems with high penetration of...

  7. ICMS Tipping Points: Fundamentals and Applications

    13 Jun 2015 | Workshops

    Objectives: This workshop (September, 2013) brings together mathematicians and statisticians, whose research expertise is relevant to investigating threshold behaviour in complex environmental systems, with the climate scientists and ecologists who exploit mathematical modelling in their research...

  8. Introduction to Groups on the MCRN Hub Part I

    27 Jun 2016 | Presentations

    This is the first of two video tutorials on using groups in the MCRN Hub.  This video will give a tour of the basic functionality of groups while the following video will demonstrate how to create a group and manage group settings.

  9. Introduction to Groups on the MCRN Hub Part II

    08 Jul 2016 | Presentations

    This is the second of two video tutorials on using groups in the MCRN Hub.  This video will demonstrate how to create a group and manage group settings.

  10. Introduction to Projects on the MCRN Hub

    12 Jul 2016 | Presentations

    This is a tutorial video demonstrating the main features of projects, including the newsfeed, task assignment and file sharing.

  11. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate

    07 May 2015 | Series

    This course will investigate the following questions from a mathematical perspective. What determines the Earth's surface temperature? Why does the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect the climate? How do changes in the Earth's orbital parameters change the climate? Why has the Earth...

  12. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 14

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 14 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.  

  13. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 18

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 18 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.

  14. Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference

    12 May 2015 | Workshops

    The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, the Office of Research,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics, Department of Geography/Atmospheric Science Program, and The...

  15. Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference - Day 2 Afternoon Session

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    Charles Jackson, University of Texas, AustinDual-state Behavior of the Community Climate System ModelIce age climate between 80,000 and 11,000 years ago experienced abrupt (< 10 year) global-scale climate transitions every few thousand years. Evidence and theory suggests such behavior may be...

  16. New averaging results motivated by climate models: fat tails, oscillations, and tipping

    10 Dec 2015 | Presentations

    We review recent results where new averaging approaches are developed and applied in the context of systems with multiple time scales and fat tails  and in non-autonomous multiple scale systems with oscillatory forcing.  These types of systems appear in a variety of higher dimensional...

  17. Synchronization in power grid networks

    07 May 2015 | Presentations

    This survey discusses Master Stability Function (MSF) analysis for determining stability of synchronization of coupled oscillators on network. In addition, we briefly discuss the derivation of the Swing equation that determine the dynamics of a node in power grid network, and...

  18. Tipping points and power cuts

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations

  19. Vegetation patterns in mathematical models, and vegetation patterns in Horn of Africa

    21 Apr 2016 | Presentations

    Visually striking large-scale spatial patterns of vegetation have been observed in semi-arid regions in the Americas, Africa and Australia. These have led to suggestions by theoretical ecologists that certain characteristics of the patterns may serve as early-warning signs of desertification....

  20. Video Tutorials on the MCRN Hub

    27 Jun 2016 | Series

    These video tutorials will get you and your collaborators started using the MCRN Hub!  See the episode list below to see what topics are covered.