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The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences
Theme for 2006: Emerging Mathematical Strategies for
Multi-Scale and Stochastic Modeling of the Atmosphere and Climate

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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 IV. Multi-Scale Processes for Low Frequency Variability,
Climate, and Climate Change Response

15 - 19 May 2006
3450 Mitchell Lane
Foothills Laboratory Building 2
Main Seminar Room


The workshop will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Foothills Laboratory Building 2, Main Seminar Room located at 3450 Mitchell Lane in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Atmospheric Science Topics:

  1. Low frequency atmospheric variabilty and seasonal cycle
  2. Coupled GCM's and hierarchy of simplified climate models
  3. Observations for climate
Applied Math Topics:
  1. Design of optimal bases for low order models
  2. Theories for fluctuation-dissipation relations
  3. Analysis of stochastic and deterministic coupled models

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 7 April 2006.
Registration to attend the workshop is 12 May 2006 .

Walk-Ins Welcome!

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

Grant Branstator, NCAR
Ping Chang, Texas A&M University
Daan Crommelin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Clara Deser, NCAR
William Dewar, Florida State University
Dargan Frierson, University of Chicago/UCAR
Markus Jochum, NCAR
Richard Kleeman, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Frank Kwasniok, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Andrew Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Jonathan Mattingly, Duke University
Adam Monahan, University of Victoria
Shiling Peng, NOAA
R. Saravannan, Texas A&M University
Philip Sura, NOAA
Kevin Trenberth, NCAR
Xioming Wang, Florida State University

Organizing Committee

Joe Tribbia NCAR tribbia .at. ucar .dot. edu
Andy Majda Courant  


Grant Branstator (NCAR) and R. Saravannan (Texas A&M)


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 atmospheric processes.