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  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Tipping points and power cuts

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations

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

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations

  6. 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...

  7. Minimal Complexity Paleoclimate Modeling: Connection between the carbon cycle and glacial cycles

    18 May 2015 | Educational Materials

    Annotated bibliography by Samantha Oestreicher for Minimal Complexity Paleoclimate Modeling Concerned with the Connection between the Carbon Cycle and the Glacial Cycles. 

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference - Day 2 Morning Session

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    Juan Restrepo, Oregon State UniversityData AssimilationAccounting for uncertainties has led us to alter our expectations of what is predictable and how such predictions compare to nature. A significant effort, in recent years, has been placed on creating new uncertainty quantification techniques,...

  11. 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...

  12. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 23

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 23 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 22

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 22 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. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 21

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 21 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.  

  15. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 20

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 20 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.

  16. Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 20

    12 May 2015 | Presentations

    This is lecture 20 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.