Summer Graduate School
|Location:||The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Boulder, CO|
NCAR supports scientific research on nearly every aspect of the atmosphere and related components of the Earth’s physical and biological systems. This includes developing state-of-the- art climate models, high performance computing and also innovative ways of observing the atmosphere and oceans. The Center has approximately 1000 staff and is supported primarily by the National Science Foundation. Part of the NCAR mission is to engage students in the problems of understanding climate and weather and so provides an ideal context for this summer graduate workshop. The workshop is also part a larger program at NCAR through the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences: Mathematicians and Climate.
The first week of the workshop will be an organized program of lectures, attendant discussions and computer labs. Themes will be drawn from:
- Introduction to climate issues and historical climate data;
- Basic climate modeling: balance and box models;
- Modeling climate process and their interactions;
- Large climate models;
- Mathematical techniques;
- Prediction and uncertainty;
- Time series analysis of data;
- Data assimilation
The emphasis of these activities will be on developing ideas and codes for solving problems that offer insight into the key issues of climate science. Students will also be mentored in preparing written reports and presentations of their work. In addition to the research projects, students, faculty and NCAR scientists will form working groups to brainstorm on mathematical challenges in climate science. These working groups will provide an exciting opportunity for the students to be a part of a high-level effort to grapple with difficult questions and forge research directions that promise impact on both mathematical and climate change research.
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