- Theme-Of-The-Year Workshops
- T-O-Y 2008 Workshops
The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences
Theme for 2008: Geophysical Turbulence Phenomena
IMAGe Theme-of-the-Year 2008
The Theme-of-the-Year is a program to focus on specific areas of research
that will benefit from intense collaborative effort. The topics will be selected
by the IMAGe external advisory panel and will be coordinated by a Visiting Co-director.
The scientific leaders of NCAR recognized early on that in order to understand the
dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans and the planetary boundary layer, the sun and
solar-terrestrial interactions, investigating relevant turbulent processes at a
fundamental level would be essential. Turbulence has remained both a vital and
challenging field, taking on added importance as the geosciences tackles the
multi-scale interactions that characterize the Earth-Sun system. The difficulty of
solving classical problems in turbulence through direct mathematical analysis has
engendered a multidisciplinary approach where mathematical and physical models,
computational science, observations and experiments are combined to make advances.
This Theme-of-the-Year (TOY) for 2008 is designed to support the geophysical and
mathematical communities in this effort through a series of workshops exploring
turbulence from these different perspectives with the goal of increasing the
interconnections among theory, computation and experiments. The final activity of
this TOY is a summer school with the intent of bringing new researchers into this
field and giving them a multidisciplinary perspective.
The TOY-08 will be led by Keith Julien (Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado
at Boulder) and Annick Pouquet (Geophysical Turbulence Program, NCAR) with three
workshops and a summer school being held in Boulder, Colorado:
- Turbulent Theory and Modeling
27-29 February 2008
- Petascale Computing: Its Impact on Geophysical Modeling and Simulation. 5-7 May 2008
- Observing the Turbulent Atmosphere: Sampling Strategies, Technology,
and Applications. 28-30 May 2008
- Summer School: Geophysical Turbulence.
14 July - 1 August 2008
The workshops are planned to accommodate 20-30 people and be a blend of research
presentations along with ample time for discussions and more informal interaction.
The summer school will draw on the material from the preceding workshop and will
feature prominent researchers in turbulence.