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MCRN Newsletter

February 26, 2016 - Issue 12

Next MCRN Colloquium Webinar

Monday, February 29, 2016, 10am EST: Marc Kjerland, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan

Adaptive mesh refinement for storm surge modeling
Webinar Link

Abstract: Coastal inundation such as storm surge is a major concern for many of the world's population centers, and recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan highlight the growing risks of climate change. Numerical simulation of storm surge can be challenging due to the large spatial scales required, but using simplified fluid equations and adaptive mesh refinement can greatly reduce computation time with minimal loss of accuracy. In this study we look at an application to Typhoon Haiyan and the potential challenges of this approach.

The next speaker is Axel Timmermann (International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii) on Monday, March 7, 2016, 4pm EST.

In case you missed it...

View Local and non-local mechanisms of Arctic warming by Vladimir Alexeev. Feel free to email him with questions.


March 2: Minisymposium Proposal Submission Deadline for SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth

Summer Schools/Workshops

Climate Time Series Analysis: Heckenbeck, Germany; Aug 8- 12 (basic) and Aug 15- 19 (advanced)

Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project: NCAR, Boulder, CO; June 6- 17

Mathematics and Climate: IMA PI Summer Graduate Program at University of Kansas; July 18- Aug 5

Rossbypalooza: University of Chicago; July 25- 29

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