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Mathematics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

  • Speaker: Mu Mu (Fudan University)

  • Time: Nov 28, 2019, 16:30-18:00

  • Location: Room 111, Lynn Library


Weather and climate forecast is an everlasting endeavor of human beings. Modern numerical weather and climate forecast combine atmospheric science with mathematics and physics. Supercomputers are utilized to predict the weather and climate by integrating the governing equations taken into account meteorological observational data. In this talk, we will provide a brief introduction to modern numerical weather and climate forecast, with a focus on the role played by various mathematics tools such as dynamical system, PDEs, stochastic PDEs, computational methods, and nonlinear optimization. We will also discuss the challenges and opportunities in the area. 

Short Bio

Mu Mu is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at Fudan University. Prof. Mu is a member of the Chinses Academy of Sciences (class 2007), and a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Developing Countries (class 2008). He was granted a He Liang He Li Foundation Award in Science and Technology in 2010. His research interests are atmospheric and oceanic dynamics, the predictability of weather and climate in particular.