The Institute for Mathematics
Applied to Geosciences
Theme for 2006: Emerging Mathematical Strategies for
Multi-Scale and Stochastic Modeling of the Atmosphere and
T-O-Y 2006 Workshops Plan
Four interdisciplinary one-week
workshops during Fall Spring 2005-2006 with both a tutorial
research/expository component for two days and a contemporary
research component for the last three days.
Workshop III. Stochastic and Statistical Parameterization of
Unresolved Features in the Atmosphere and Upper Ocean.
27 February - 3 March 2006; Boulder, CO
The workshop will be held at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research's Mesa Laboratory Main Seminar Room located
in the foothills above beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
Atmospheric Science Topics:
Applied Math Topics:
- Stochastic and/or statistical parameterization of
convection, orography, surface fluxes, etc.
- Low order stochastic models for low frequency variablity
- Pinning parameters in parameterization through contemporary
data assimilation strategies
- Systematic strategies for stochastic mode reduction
- Novel coarse gaining strategies using coupled birth death processes
- Bayesian hierarchical statistical models for parameterizations
Participation and Support
Funding is available to support attendance with special emphasis
given to graduate students and other young researchers. Researchers
who are not working directly on the workshop topics, yet have an
interest in the program, are also encouraged to apply, as are
members of under-represented groups.
Registration deadline for financial support is
23 January 2006.
Registration to attend the workshop is
25 February 2006
Application Procedures for financial support
A letter of application stating your research interests is
required. If a graduate student, please include a description
of relevant coursework and training, CV, and short letter of
recommendation from a faculty advisor.
Tentative Workshop Speakers
Jeff Anderson, NCAR
Judith Berner, ECMWF
Grant Branstator, NCAR
Daan Crommelin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Christian Franzke Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Jorgen Frederiksen, CSIRO
David Holland, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Markos Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts
Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria
Sergey Kravtsov, University of Wisconsin
Adam Monahan, University of Victoria
Paul Roundy, NOAA/CIRES/AL
Prashant Sardeshmukh, NOAA/CIRES
Ilya Timofeyev, University of Houston
Bruno Tremblay, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Chris Wikle, University of Missouri
The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences is a group
within the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR) for the purpose of
advancing mathematical theory and its application to all facets
of NCAR and the geophysical community at large. IMAGe is substantially
funded by the
National Science Foundation.
IMAGe is composed of three groups;
the Data Assimilation Research Section,
the Geophysical Statistics Project, and
the Turbulence Numerics Team.
For more information about IMAGe,
including post-doc positions, please contact
Doug Nychka (nychka .at. ucar .dot. edu).
NCAR was formed in 1960 and has a broad interdisciplinary research
program involving more that 1000 employees of which several hundred
hold advanced scientific or engineering degrees. The NCAR scientific
program includes nearly all aspects of the atmosphere including
climate and weather, atmospheric chemistry, ecology, instrumentation,
scientific computing, and economic and societal impacts of