Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe)

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Theme for 2009: The Interaction of Simulation and Numerical Models

Workshop NCAR - Wyoming Days

19 - 20 May 2009, Boulder, Colorado

The partnership of NCAR and the State of Wyoming to build the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne has also generated closer ties between the applied mathematics and computational science faculty at the University of Wyoming and NCAR scientists. Besides more informal seminars and scientific collaborations, a short workshop for cross fertilization between institutions, NCAR/UWy days, was held last year in the Fall. Following last year's successful get together IMAGe will sponsor another 1.5 day event at Chautauqua .
Rather than canvassing the wide interests of all the NCAR/UWy participants, this year will include longer lectures some by a few external speakers and a focus on numerical methods and modeling.


Omar Ghattas Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Jeff Anderson Data Assimilation Research Section, IMAGe, NCAR
Julien Baerenzung Turbulence Numerics Team, IMAGe, NCAR
Jarrett Barber University of Wyoming
Janice Coen Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology, NCAR
Donald Estep Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University
Li Wang University of Wyoming


The workshop will be held at the Chautauqua Community House in Boulder, Colorado, 900 Baseline Road, on May 19 and 20, 2009

Organizing Committee

Doug Nychka TOY09 Director and coordinator, NCAR
Bryan Shader University of Wyoming

Scientific Committee

Craig C. Douglas Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming
Amik St-Cyr Computational Mathematics Group, IMAGe, NCAR


The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) 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 four groups; the Data Assimilation Research Section, the Geophysical Statistics Project, the Turbulence Numerics Team, and the Computational Mathematics Group. For more information about IMAGe, including post-doc positions, please contact Doug Nychka.


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.