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Complex Energy Systems

This is the opening guest lecture for the Electric Grid Focus Group. Dr. Michael Chertkov of Los Alamos National Lab describes the statistical and mathematical problems arising in complex energy systems, including the electric grid and gas networks. Systems with high penetration of renewable energy …
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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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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 7

This is lecture 7 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 reviews previous lectures on glacial cycles, and illustrates how Budyko's model fails to …
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 8

This is lecture 8 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 the survey of recent developments in modeling glacial cycles, including Huybers'…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 14

This is lecture 14 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 provides an introduction to linear analysis of equilibria to better understand the nature of…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 22

This is lecture 22 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 treats the phenomenon of exponential growth in errors for chaotic systems, using L…
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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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Deriving the SWM Lecture 1: Conservation of Potential Vorticity

This lecture develops the conservation equation for potential vorticity in the shallow water model. This is the first in a series of short lectures on deriving the shallow water model, given by Chris Jones in 2013. This lecture develops the conservation equation for potential vorticity in the shallo…
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Complex Phytoplankton Dynamics: The Mathematical Perspective

Bibliography by Arjen Doelman and Antonios Zagaris to accompany tutorial lecture on Phytoplankton-Nutrient Modeling at the 2011 MBI Workshop on Ocean Ecologies and their Physical Habitats in a Changing Climate and the follow-on lectures on Phytoplankton growth in oligotrophic oceans: Linear theory b…
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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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Realistic modeling and analysis of synchronization dynamics in power-grid networks

An imperative condition for the functioning of a power-grid network is that its power generators remain synchronized. Disturbances can prompt desynchronization, which is a process that has been involved in large power outages. In this talk I will first give a comparative review of three leading mode…
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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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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 6

This is lecture 6 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 with lecture 5's topics of glacial cycles, Milankovitch cycles, obliquity, prec…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 11

This is lecture 11 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 scrutinizes some spurious and some good science in the film "The Day After Tomorro…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 13

This is lecture 13 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 works through the details of Stommel's Ocean Box Model, which displays two con…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 18

This is lecture 18 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 applies the analytic tools of classifying equilibria developed in lectures 14-17 t…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 20

This is lecture 20 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 discusses the Hopf bifurcation and explores whether such a mechanism might underlie the mid-…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 21

This is lecture 21 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 introduces the concept of chaos in light of the question "can we predict the futur…
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