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
We have several esteemed invited speakers talking during the week. Please have a look at the invited speaker profile page for more information.
Conference Contact: mathematicalGeophysics2012@gmail.com
1. Mathematics of planet Earth - Monday
Convener: Mary Lou Zeeman
- Chris Jones: "Data Assimilation and Climate Research: do they work well together?"
- Mathematics of climate
- Application of novel mathematical approaches to the geosciences
- Collaborative math-geosciences initiatives
2. Solving Geophysical Problems - Monday
- Malcolm Sambridge: "Geophysical inference using the wisdom of the crowd"
- Finn Lindgren: "Stochastic uncertainty quantification for global climate data"
- Elegant analytics
- Computational methods
- Statistical insight
- Complex and non-linear
- Visualising the problem
3. Ocean processes: from small scale to global circulation - Tuesday
Convener: Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University)
- From small scale, sub mesoscale and mesoscale turbulence to large scale circulation
- Overturning and horizontal circulations and their interaction.
- Basin-scale variability and processes, and inter-basin ocean teleconnections.
4. Earth system dynamics - Tuesday and Wednesday
Antonello Provenzale (Torino)
- Dan Rothman "Methanogenic Blow-up in the End-Permian Carbon Cycle"
- Felix Ng "Wave structures in the firn of the Antarctic Ice Sheet"
Simon Mudd (Edinburgh)
- Climate landscape interactions
- Ice-earth-ocean interactions
- Earth-life interactions
4. Crustal dynamics - Thursday
Convenors: Yehuda Ben-Zion (University of Southern California)
- Michel Campillo "Noise, scattering and monitoring of seismic speeds in the crust"
Andrew Bell (Edinburgh)
- Physics of earthquakes and faults
- Spatio-temporal seismicity patterns beyond universal scaling laws
- Bridging among scales and frameworks of crustal deformation
2. Earth observation - Thursday
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
Conveners: Ian Main (Edinburgh)
- Tom Jordan: "Earthquake Forecasting: Posing the Problem and Evaluating Solutions"
- Are blind tests the only way to validate a model
- Getting beyond the noise
- Building process into statistical forecasts
- Data assimilation
8. Mechanisms of Atmospheric-climate variability and change - Friday
Invited speaker: Conveners: Brian Mapes (Miami)
- Large scale atmospheric patterns and variability
- Extreme weather events
- Inter-annual tropical and extra-tropical variability