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Minisymposium: Nonlinear Phenomena in the Climate System

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Meeting: IUGG Conference on Mathematical Geophysics, Merida, Mexico

Conveners: Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University, NL) and Chris Jones (University of North Carolina, USA)

Dates: June 2-6, 2014

Description: Nonlinear processes affect the behavior of most phenomena in the geosciences. The climate system, in particular, is an example of a nonlinear system in which interactions between many different processes take place on a multitude of temporal and spatial scales. These nonlinear interactions lead to strong internal variability, due to the existence of substantial instabilities and related feedbacks. The resulting, highly complex intrinsic variability interacts in turn with the time-dependent variations in the forcing and gives the rich and intriguing behavior that is documented in the instrumental data and proxy records. The theory of nonlinear, stochastic dynamical systems provides a systematic methodology, as well as a synthesizing framework to understand the behavior of complex systems. Over the last decades, the application of this theory to climate variability has provided many new insights into mechanisms of internal variability. In addition, many of the concepts are used now in nonlinear methods of data analysis, stochastic parameterizations, data assimilation techniques and predictability studies. In this session, we welcome work related to the broad theme of nonlinear phenomena in the climate system or any of its components (ice, ocean, air, land, life), preferably studied within the nonlinear stochastic dynamical systems framework.

Invited speakers: Mickael D. Chekroun (University of California, Los Angeles USA) and Michael Högele (Universität Potsdam)

Minismposium speakers (abstracts available here):

* Charles D. Camp, Tanner J. Gibson. A Multiple Record Analysis of the Mid-Pleistocene Transition using Empirical Mode Decomposition

* David Chapman Mark Cane Dong Eun Lee Naomi Henderson, Chen Chen. A MARCH model for ENSO decadal variability

* Alex Fuller, Thomas W. N. Haine, Erik Kvaleberg. Multiple steady solutions of a model subpolar ocean forced by localized wind

* Michael Högele, Jan Gairing, Tania Kosenkova, Alexei Kulik. On the calibration of Lévy driven time series with coupling distances – an application in paleoclimate

* D.J. Shetti. Studies of the dynamics of the Upper Atmosphere using UNB-Ionospheric Modeling Techniques

* GE Swaters. The nonlinear steady midlatitude-equatorial dynamics of deep western boundary currents

Conference website

When: Monday 02 June, 2014 12:00 pm EDT - Friday 06 June, 2014 9:00 pm EDT
Where: IUGG conference on Mathematical Geophysics, Merida, Mexico
Website: http://eventos.iingen.unam.mx/IUGG2014/
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