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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 2

This is lecture 2 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It continues to address the questionsIs the globe warming?What determines the Earth's temper…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 3

This is lecture 3 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.This lecture covers basics of earth's energy balance, including concepts such as the Stefan-…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 5

This is lecture 5 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It explores the what and why of Earth's glacial cycles. Topics treated include:how analysis …
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Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference

The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, the Office of Research,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics, Department of Geography/Atmospheric Science Program, and The Commons at the University of Kan…
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Minimal Complexity Paleoclimate Modeling: Connection between the carbon cycle and glacial cycles

Annotated Bibliography by Samantha Oestreicher for Minimal Complexity Paleoclimate Modeling Concerned with the Connection between the Carbon Cycle and the Glacial Cycles. Annotated bibliography by Samantha Oestreicher for Minimal Complexity Paleoclimate Modeling Concerned with the Connection between…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate

…rse webpage and syllabus below for additional information.Course webpage SyllabusLectures: 2:30 - 3:45 pm MWLind Hall 305Instructor: Professor Richard McGehee   Textbook: Hans Kaper and Hans Engler, Mathematics & Climate, SIAM, 2013. more...   Course Grade: Homework 25Project 65Subjective Evaluation* 10Total 100*The subjective evaluation includes class participation and effort.   Project: Each student must complete a class project according to the following schedule. Students are expected to discuss the project with the instructor before the preliminary proposal is due on October 1. Group proje…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 4

This is lecture 4 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It begins by summarizing various energy balance models, building in complexity toward Budyko'…
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The REFLEX project: Comparing different algorithms and implementations for the inversion of a terrestrial ecosystem model against eddy covariance data

A comparison of parameter estimation techniques for a simplified ecosystem model. A follow-on to the OpTIC study with a more complex model (DALEC). A comparison of parameter estimation techniques for a simplified ecosystem model. A follow-on to the OpTIC study with a more complex model (DALEC). …
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 1

This is lecture 1 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It begins to address questions 1 and 2 of the following using data and energy balance models: Is…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 10

This is lecture 10 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It describes the isotopes of carbon and fractionation of isotopes during photosynthesis. We see…
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OptIC project: An intercomparison of optimization techniques for parameter estimation in terrestrial biogeochemical models

A comparison of different optimization techniques for parameter estimation for a very simple ecosystem model (2 ODEs). A comparison of different optimization techniques for parameter estimation for a very simple ecosystem model (2 ODEs). …
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Topics from Biogeochemistry - Webinar, January 11, 2016

 In this talk I give some examples of mathematical problems in biogeochemistry. The talk is based on Chapter 18 of "Mathematics & Climate" by Hans Kaper and Hans Engler, OT131, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2013http://bookstore.siam.org/OT131/. In this talk I give some examples of mathematical problems in bio…
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