[ES_JOBS_NET] Summer Short Course at Penn State: Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamic Systems
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Mar 18 12:29:50 MDT 2016
Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamic Systems:
Letting the Genie out of the Model
A Short Course
July 31 - August 5, 2016
University Park, Pennsylvania USA
Sandra Kirtland Turner (UC Riverside) and Lee Kump, David Pollard and
Rudy Slingerland (Penn State), Course Instructors
This workshop will be an intense, hands-on introduction to the creation
and use of numerical models as a method for investigating the dynamics of
Earth systems. Participants will learn how to translate their understanding
of Earth processes into systems of differential equations, and solve them
to test hypotheses concerning both modern and ancient systems. In addition,
participants will learn how to apply and evaluate selected existing Earth
Sunday, July 31, 2016: Arrivals and ice-breaker.
Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 1-3: Fundamentals of numerical modeling of dynamical
systems: box models and simple transport problems.
Wednesday Aug. 3 (afternoon): Field trip/social event.
Thursday Aug. 4: Introduction to Earth system models of intermediate
(GENIE) and full complexity Earth system models (general circulation
Friday Aug. 5: Opportunities to delve further into more sophisticated
problems, EMICs, or GCMs.
* Participants will have ample time to practice their skills creating and
running models with help from the course instructors.
* Course enrollment is limited to 20 participants.
* Graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and early career faculty
members will receive preference in the selection of participants.
* We anticipate that with the support of Penn State and our sponsors,
the Agouron Institute and Princeton University Press, travel
expenses, course fees and per diem costs of the participants will be
Those interested in participating in this workshop should send a curriculum
vitae and a 1-page statement explaining their interest in participating and
how they intend to put their new-found modeling skills to use in their
research. Graduate students should provide the name of their advisors, their
tentative thesis/dissertation titles, and an indication of whether they are
pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Please send all materials by April 15,
to Tina Vancas, Penn State Geosciences, 503 Deike Bldg., University Park,
PA 16802 USA (tqs5 at psu.edu).
Sandra Kirtland Turner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Paleoclimate/Paleoceanography
Department of Earth Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-3191 (office)
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