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Texas A&M University

Mathematics in Geosciences

Date: March 29, 2023

Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Ramalingam Saravanan, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences


Title: Climate modeling for mathematicians

Abstract: One of the great societal challenges we face today is dealing with climate change. To deal with it, we need predictions of how climate is likely to change in the future. We use scientific models of the climate system to make these predictions. These models were created in the mid-twentieth century for the purpose of making weather forecasts. Initially, these models used simple mathematical equations to describe the basic physics of the atmosphere. Now these models have become much more complex, including other components such as vegetation, ocean and ice, extending into other sciences such as chemistry and biology. This talk will present an overview of how climate models came to be built and how they are used currently.