Modelling Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean (18w5119)


(University of Alberta)

(Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt)

(University of Cambridge)

(University of Victoria)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Modelling Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean" workshop from February 18th to February 23rd, 2018.

The workshop on "Modelling Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean'' will bring together mathematicians, atmosphere and ocean scientists, numerical modellers and laboratory experimentalists to determine the effect of small-scale mixing, stirring by eddies, convection in storms, and breaking of waves upon the large scale circulation of the atmosphere and ocean with their consequent influence upon weather and climate.

The goal of the workshop will be to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas between mathematicians, observationalists and modellers so as to improve the general circulation models of the atmosphere and ocean that are the primary means of forming weather and climate predictions. The workshop will further aim to provide young researchers with a broad world-view, providing them the tools with which to connect mathematics to complex real-world problems whose understanding is now being increasingly constrained by sophisticated highresolution satellite and in situ observations.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).