Opening Workshop: August 21 – 25, 2017

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**Deadline for applications is July 6, 2017


This workshop will be held at the Hamner Conference Center in Research Triangle Park.

This workshop serves to introduce the activity of the entire SAMSI program that will last from August 2017 through May 2018. There will be overview lectures by leading scientists in the field, a series of sessions of research talks and round table discussions, discussions and initial meetings of Working Groups, and a short course on computational methods.

The opening day (August 21) will consist of five Overview Lectures designed to highlight major areas of climate science for which there is a need for input from mathematicians and statisticians. Speakers and summary titles are

Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota): Climate Informatics

Kristie Ebi (University of Washington): Climate and Health

Leonard Smith (London School of Economics): Climate Prediction

Bill Collins (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab): Mathematical Challenges in Climate Modeling

Ken Kunkel (NOAA): Climate Datasets

The next three days will include research sessions featuring invited talks on the following topics: Remote Sensing; Ice Dynamics; Climate Informatics; Climate and Health; Stochastic Parameterizations. There will also be round-table discussions on the following topics: Climate Extremes; Climate and Risk Analysis.

The Thursday afternoon session will be a Working Groups formation session. Leaders of proposed Working Groups will make 5-minute presentations and this will be followed by initial organizational meetings of the groups themselves. The topics for the Working Groups are constantly being updated but, as of the time of writing, the proposed topics are: Remote Sensing; Parameter Estimation; Data Assimilation; Data Analytics; Climate Prediction; Extremes; Stochastic Parameterizations; Climate and Health; Food Systems; Ice Dynamics; Detection and Attribution.

Working group discussions will continue Friday morning. Finally, the afternoon of Friday, August 25, Doug Nychka and Dorit Hammerling (both from the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO) will present a 3-hour short course on “Computational Methods for Climate Science” (question #20.5 on the on-line application form.)

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