Nov 8-10, 2017

Dynamical Cores and Overall Design

Raffaele Ferrari

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography; Director of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, MIT

Raffaele Ferrari is a physical oceanographer interested in the circulation of the ocean, its interaction with the atmosphere and climate. He uses a combination of observations, theory and numerical models to investigate all oceanic motions from scales of centimeters to thousand of kilometers.

Tapio Schneider

Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech; Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Tapio Schneider studies atmospheric turbulence and its influence on the global climate, both on large scales (weather systems) and smaller scales (clouds). He develops theories of turbulence with the help of simulations and observations and uses them to understand and model climate changes and feedbacks that occurred over Earth’s history and that are likely to occur in the future. He also uses insights about fundamental aspects of atmospheric dynamics to understand phenomena on other planets, for example, the formation of jets on the giant planets.

Andrew Stuart

Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Andrew Stuart’s research is focused on the development of mathematical and algorithmic frameworks for the seamless integration of models with data. He works in the Bayesian formulation of inverse problems, and in data assimilation for dynamical systems. Quantification of uncertainty plays a significant role in this work. Current applications of interest include a variety of problems in the geophysical sciences, and in graph-based learning.

Joao Teixeira

Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences and AIRS Science Team Leader, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Joao Teixeira is the Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences and AIRS Science Team Leader at JPL. His research interests include turbulence, clouds and climate: Using a variety of models and observations to better understand the interactions between the Earth’s climate system and small-scale processes, such as turbulence, convection and clouds.