Location: Hörsaal 2 ”Eduard Suess” 2A122, 1 st floor UZA II, “Geozentrum”, JosefHolaubek Platz 2, 1090 Wien

Mon, 12. Dec (Opening: 15:30)  Mon, 12. Dec 22


Topics:
1) 15h30 : “Introduction” by Norbert J. Mauser (WPI c/o U. Wien)
2) 15h40 – 16h30 : Rupert KLEIN (FU Berlin) :
«Mathematics, a key to Climate Research»
3) 16h30  : “open discussions” with drinks & sandwiches

Organisation(s)
Wolfgang Pauli Inst.
research platform “MathematicsMagnetismMaterials” (MMM) Univ. Wien
Faculty for Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, Univ. Wien

Organiser(s)
Norbert J Mauser
Rainer Abart 

Remark: Abstract: Mathematics in climate research is often thought to be mainly a provider of techniques for solving, e.g., the atmosphere and ocean flow equations.
Three examples elucidate that its role is much broader and deeper:
1) Climate modelers often employ reduced forms of “the flow equations” for
efficiency. Mathematical analysis helps assessing the regimes of validity of
such models and defining conditions under which they can be solved robustly.
2) Climate is defined as “weather statistics”, and climate research investigates
its change in time in our “single realization of Earth” with all its complexity. The required reliable notions of
time dependent statistics for sparse data in high dimensions, however, remain to be established. Recent math
ematical research offers advanced data analysis techniques that could be “game changing” in this respect.
3) Climate research, economy, and the social sciences are to generate a scientific basis for informed political
decision making. Subtle misunderstandings often hamper systematic progress in this area. Mathematical for
malization can help structuring discussions and bridging language barriers in interdisciplinary research.
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