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Mathematical models of climate change: Challenges and opportunities

Join us for a Zoom webinar where leading international experts will explore recent scientific advances in climate modelling.

  • 12 May 2020, 9.30am to 12 May 2020, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
Mathematical modelling of future climate change.
Climate change is a Herculean challenge. To overcome it, we need accurate predictions of what lies ahead.

Predicting our future climate

Despite the current coronavirus health crisis, climate change remains the greatest threat facing humanity.

We can only stop devastating climate change if we have a clear understanding of what the future holds - and understand the accuracy of our predictions. To do this, we need to further develop and test, mathematical models of climate change.

In this free webinar leading international experts will describe the latest developments in mathematically based climate modelling and examine what lies ahead in terms of challenges and opportunities.

The webinar is aimed at an academic audience.
Registration closes on Thursday 7 May at 12:00 (midday).

Schedule and speakers

9:30 - 10:00 British Summer Time
Introduction by the organisers

10:00 - 12.00 (midday)

  • Precursion signals for critical transitions of multi-stable Earth systems
    Niklas Boers, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Large deviations of temperature in an atmospheric and an Earth system model
    Vera Melinda Galfi, University of Hamburg
  • Detecting regime transitions in nocturnal and polar near surface temperature inversion
    Nikki Vercauteren, Free University of Berlin
  • Addressing the uncertainty under reporting gap
    Daniel Williamson, University of Exeter

12:00 (midday) - 13:00
Virtual lunch

13:00 - 14:10
Mini talks by webinar attendees with an emphasis on Empirical Climate Models

14:10 - 14:30
Virtual coffee and discussions

14:30 - 16:00

  • Machine Learning approaches for geo-physical flows
    Davide Faranda, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Models of path independence between global warming and cumulative emissions
    Ashwin K Seshadri, Indian Institute of Science
  • Perturbation growth and Critical transitions
    Sarah Hallerberg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Trends and extremes; a cautionary (PDF) tail
    C├ęcile Penland, US Physical Sciences Laboratory

16:00 and onwards
Virtual coffee and discussions


This webinar is part of our event series on 'Pathways to Climate Resilience', May - July 2020.

Webinar hosts

We are delighted to host the webinar in collaboration with CliMathNet and the Centre for the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Book your place to receive the Zoom webinar link. Registration closes on Thursday 7 May at 12:00 (midday).

Registration is now closed

Get in touch

Please contact one of the organisers directly if you have any questions about the webinar.