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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 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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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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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 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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Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference - Day 1 Afternoon Session

Graham Feingold, National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministratonDynamical System Analogues to Cloud SystemsShallow convection exhibits fascinating cellular structures at scales of a few to several hundred kilometers. Configurations of relatively cloud free open cell states, or much cloudier closed cell…
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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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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 23

This is lecture 23 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 refines the question "can we predict the future?" to the more relevant questions "…
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