Applied Math Seminar: A Multi-Scale Approach to Global Ocean Climate Modeling

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Todd Ringler Theoretical Division LANL
Event Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
SMLC 356

Event Description: 


Two advances in the field of applied mathematics have enabled a new approach to global ocean climate modeling. First, the creation of optimal, smoothly-varying Voronoi meshes has enabled the specification of different resolutions in different parts of the ocean. Second, a mimetic discretization of the rotating shallow-water equations insures that important conservation principles, such as energy and potential vorticity, are maintained on these multi-scale meshes. This talk will highlight how the combination of these advances might transform how we think about and use global ocean climate models.

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Contact Name: Daniel Appelo

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