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  1. Deriving the SWM Lecture 3: Barotropic Vorticity Equations

    04 May 2016 | Presentations

    This lecture develops the barotropic vorticity equations for the shallow water model.  This is background lecture 2.1C in the Mathematics of Climate Modelling course.

  2. Deriving the SWM Lecture 2: Stream Functions for Velocity Fields

    04 May 2016 | Presentations

    This lecture develops the formulation of the stream function for the velocity field of the shallow water equation.  his is the second in a series of short lectures on deriving the shallow water model, given by Chris Jones in 2013. 

  3. Deriving the SWM Lecture 1: Conservation of Potential Vorticity

    04 May 2016 | Presentations

    This lecture develops the conservation equation for potential vorticity in the shallow water model.

  4. 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....

  5. Local and non-local mechanisms of Arctic warming

    25 Feb 2016 | Presentations

    Polar amplification (PA) is a prominent feature of currently observed and predicted future climate change suggested by both observations and models. We will discuss several PA mechanisms and feedbacks in the ocean and the atmosphere suggested by different researchers and connect it to the real...

  6. MAA-NCS Summer Seminar Conceptual Climate Models

    22 Feb 2016 | Educational Materials

    MAA North Central Section Summer Seminar Conceptual Climate Models, July 22-24, 2013, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MNSeminar home page: http://homepages.gac.edu/~hvidsten/MAASeminar/index.html 

  7. 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...

  8. Jafarov Seminar

    30 Nov 2015 | Presentations

    Dr. Elchin Jafarov is a research associate at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. He has a PhD in Geophysics and a masters degree in Mathematics both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks....

  9. Global Warming Could Be Nonlinear

    23 Nov 2015 | Presentations

    It is widely acknowledged that many components of the Earth's climate system exhibit nonlinear behavior when forced, with examples ranging from ice sheets to ocean circulations to savanna. These changes, as profound as they are, are not expected to greatly impact global climate, as...

  10. Where's the Math in Climate Science?

    09 Nov 2015 | Presentations

    Abstract: Climate science is dominated by the use of large-scale models, of which there are only 30 or so around the world. It might then seem that the need for mathematics is limited to areas that directly support the operation of such models. I will explain, by digging into the way the models...

  11. Mathematics and Climate Research Network - An Example of a Successful Community-Building Eff ort

    19 Oct 2015 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Colin James Grudzien

    Slides Hans Kaper prepared for a talk on October 1, 2015, titled "The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) - An Example of a Successful Community-Building Effort."  It was part of the MPE 2013+ Workshop on Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow, September...

  12. Tipping points and power cuts

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations

  13. Who, or what, will tip the big climate models?

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations

  14. 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...

  15. Orbital Forcing and Ice Age

    02 Jun 2015 | Educational Materials

    Annotated Bibliography by Daniel Koll

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference - Day 1 Afternoon Session

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    Graham Feingold, National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministratonDynamical System Analogues to Cloud SystemsShallow convection exhibits fascinating cellular structures at scales of a few to several hundred kilometers. Configurations of relatively cloud free open cell states, or much cloudier...