Conference Details 1822 June

Scientific Program
This program intentionally contains a range of cross cutting themes so we welcome submissions from the entire range of the IUGGs remit from volcanology to geomagnetism and everything else, provided it have a mathematical slant. The subheadings below are intended to provide inspiration rather than a strict program. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of your work, please email the conference contact mathematicalGeophysics2012@gmail.com
Invited Speakers
We have several esteemed invited speakers talking during the week. Please have a look at the invited speaker profile page for more information.
Sessions
1. Mathematics of planet Earth  Monday
Invited Speaker:  Chris Jones: "Data Assimilation and Climate Research: do they work well together?"
Convener: Mary Lou Zeeman
 Mathematics of climate
 Application of novel mathematical approaches to the geosciences
 Collaborative mathgeosciences initiatives
2. Solving Geophysical Problems  Monday
Invited speaker:  Malcolm Sambridge: "Geophysical inference using the wisdom of the crowd"
 Finn Lindgren: "Stochastic uncertainty quantification for global climate data"
Conveners:Roel Snieder
 Elegant analytics
 Computational methods
 Statistical insight
 Complex and nonlinear
 Visualising the problem
3. Ocean processes: from small scale to global circulation  Tuesday
Invited speaker:
Convener: Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University)
 From small scale, sub mesoscale and mesoscale turbulence to large scale circulation
 Overturning and horizontal circulations and their interaction.
 Basinscale variability and processes, and interbasin ocean teleconnections.
4. Earth system dynamics  Tuesday and Wednesday
Invited speaker:  Dan Rothman "Methanogenic Blowup in the EndPermian Carbon Cycle"
 Felix Ng "Wave structures in the firn of the Antarctic Ice Sheet"
Conveners:
Antonello Provenzale (Torino) Simon Mudd (Edinburgh)
 Climate landscape interactions
 Iceearthocean interactions
 Earthlife interactions

4. Crustal dynamics  Thursday
Invited speaker: Michel Campillo "Noise, scattering and monitoring of seismic speeds in the crust"
Convenors: Yehuda BenZion (University of Southern California) Andrew Bell (Edinburgh)
 Physics of earthquakes and faults
 Spatiotemporal seismicity patterns beyond universal scaling laws
 Bridging among scales and frameworks of crustal deformation
2. Earth observation  Thursday
Invited speaker:
Conveners: Andrew Curtis (Edinburgh)
 Seismic interferometry
 Imaging fault zones and complex crustal environments
 Mantle tomography
 Remotely sensing geophysical fluid dynamics
7. Rationalising models with observations  Friday
Invited speaker:  Tom Jordan: "Earthquake Forecasting: Posing the Problem and Evaluating Solutions"
Conveners: Ian Main (Edinburgh)
 Are blind tests the only way to validate a model
 Getting beyond the noise
 Building process into statistical forecasts
 Data assimilation
8. Mechanisms of Atmosphericclimate variability and change  Friday
Invited speaker: Conveners: Brian Mapes (Miami)
 Large scale atmospheric patterns and variability
 Extreme weather events
 Interannual tropical and extratropical variability

Conference Contact: mathematicalGeophysics2012@gmail.com
