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CLP Seminar List

for period 11 August to 22 December 2010

Friday 13 August
14:00-15:00 Huang, H-P
  Coherent structures in high-resolution ocean model simulations and implications for climate prediction Sem 1
Wednesday 18 August
14:00-15:00 Lambert, H (Exeter)
  Land-ocean surface temperature contrast and radiative forcing Sem 1
Thursday 19 August
14:00-15:00 Haslett, J (Trinity College Dublin)
  Studying uncertainty in palaeo-climate reconstructions: What can we infer from pollen about climate dynamics in the younger dryas? Sem 1
Friday 20 August
10:00-11:00 Hargreaves, J, Annan, J (JAMSTEC)
  Understanding and interpreting climate model ensembles Sem 1
Monday 23 August
10:00-11:00 Palmer, T (ECMWF)
  A very grand challenge for the science of climate prediction Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Jones, C (University of Warwick)
  Is data assimilation relevant to climate research? Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Lenton, T (University of East Anglia)
  Indentification and early warning of climate tipping points Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Dewar, R (The Australian National University)
  Maximum entropy production and climate modelling: an overview of theory and applications Sem 1
16:45-17:45 Shutts, G (Met Office)
  Current use of stochastic methods in operational NWP/climate forecasting: are they physically justifiable Sem 1
Tuesday 24 August
10:00-11:00 Crucifix, M (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  Stochastic methods for understanding palaeoclimates Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Franzke, C (University of Cambridge)
  Systematic Strategies for Stochastic Climate Modeling Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Branstator, G (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  Properties of the atmospheric response to tropical heating estimated from the fluctuation dissipation theorem Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Kleeman, R (Courant Institute)
  The spectra of a general class of stochastic climate models Sem 1
Wednesday 25 August
10:00-11:00 Thompson, M, Sieber, J (Cambridge and Portsmouth Universities)
  Climate tipping as a noisy bifurcation: a predictive technique Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Wieczorek, S (University of Exeter)
  Rate-dependent tipping points: the example of the compost-bomb instability Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Semenov, M (Rothamsted Research)
  Delivering local-scale climate scenarios for impact assessments Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Kunsch, H (ETH Zürich)
  Biases and uncertainty in multi-model climate projections Sem 1
16:45-17:45 Cox, P (University of Exeter)
  Model resolution versus ensemble size: optimizing the trade-off for finite computing resources Sem 1
Thursday 26 August
10:00-11:00 Kleidon, A (Max-Planck-Institut)
  Life, hierarchy, and the thermodynamic machinery of planet Earth Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Jupp, T (University of Exeter)
  MEP and planetary climates: insights from a two-box climate model containing atmospheric dynamics Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Gregory, J (University of Reading)
  Climate entropy production based on AOGCM diagnostics Sem 1
Friday 27 August
10:00-11:00 Kwasniok, F (Univeristy of Exeter)
  Empirical stochastic modelling in weather and climate science: applications from subgrid-scale parametrisation to analysis & modelling of palaeoclimatic records Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Steinheimer, M (ECMWF)
  Stochstic representation of model uncertainties in ECMWF's forecasting system Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Berner, J (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  Model uncertainty in weather and climate models: Stochastic and multi-physics representations Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Williams, P (University of Reading)
  The impacts of stochastic noise on climate models Sem 1
16:45-17:45 Plant, R (Univeristy of Reading)
  Issues with convection. What is a useful framework beyond bulk models of large N, non-interacting, scale-separated, equilibrium systems Sem 1
Thursday 02 September
10:00-11:00 Ghil, M (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  Towards a theory of the North Atlantic oscillation Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Garreta, V (CNRS)
  Recovering past dynamics from a computer model: inversion of a vegetation model for paleoclimate reconstruction Sem 1
Friday 03 September
10:00-11:00 Tarasov, L (Newfoundland)
  Inferring past ice: Bayesian calibration of a 3D glacial system model for the last deglaciation: methodology, challenges, and lessons Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Edwards , N (The Open University)
  Not-implausible statistical climate modelling Sem 1
Monday 06 September
14:00-15:00 Ghil, M (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  Towards a mathematical theory of climate sensitivity. Sem 2
Tuesday 07 September
10:00-11:00 Rougier, J (Bristol)
  A helpful way to think about multi-model ensembles and the actual climate Sem 2
Wednesday 08 September
11:00-12:00 Lucarini, V (Reading)
  A statistical mechanical apporach for the computation of the climatic response to general forcing Sem 2
Thursday 09 September
14:00-15:00 Wilkinson, R (Nottingham)
  ABC and other challenges in computational statistics Sem 2
Wednesday 15 September
10:00-11:00 Hall, J (Newcastle)
  Emulation and calibration of a flood inundation model for climate risk analysis Sem 2
14:00-15:00 Dijkstra, H (Utrecht)
  Physics of the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation Sem 2
Thursday 16 September
11:00-12:00 Tribbia, J (NCAR)
  How to break quasi-geostrophic turbulence Sem 2
14:00-15:00 Belcher, S (University of Reading)
  How we build a parameterisation scheme: illustrated by Langmuir turbulence in the ocean mixed layer Sem 2
Friday 17 September
11:00-12:00 Fournier, A (UCAR)
  Development of wavelet methodology for weather Data Assimilation Sem 2
Tuesday 21 September
09:30-10:15 Stephenson, D (University of Exeter)
  Outstanding problems in probabilistic prediction of climate Satellite
10:15-11:00 Collins, M (University of Exeter)
  Model inadequacies and physical processes Satellite
14:00-14:45 Chandler, R (University College London)
  Methodologies for probabilistic uncertainty assessment Satellite
14:45-15:30 Sexton, D (Met Office)
  Probabilistic methodology used for UKCIP Satellite
16:00-16:15 Michel, G (Willis Re)
  Probabilistic use of climate catastrophe multi-models Satellite
Wednesday 22 September
09:30-10:15 Dempster, A (Harvard University)
  Non-probabilistic frameworks Satellite
10:15-11:00 Rougier, J (University of Bristol)
  Probabilistic frameworks Satellite
Thursday 30 September
14:00-15:00 Katz, R (UCAR)
  Sir Gilbert Walker and a connection between El Nino and statistics Sem 1
Wednesday 06 October
10:00-11:00 Tokmakian, R (Naval Postgraduate School)
  Understanding uncertainty in climate model components Sem 1
Thursday 07 October
14:00-15:00 Guillas, S (UCL)
  Bayesian calibration of the Thermosphere-Ionosphere Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM) Sem 1
Monday 11 October
10:00-11:00 Challenor, P (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
  How to design a climate ensemble Sem 1
Tuesday 12 October
10:00-11:00 Gottwald, G (Sydney)
  A variance constraining Kalman filter for data assimilation Sem 1
Wednesday 13 October
10:00-11:00 Cullen, M (Met Office)
  Using simple models and rigorous mathematics to improve operational atmosphere and ocean modelling Sem 1
Thursday 14 October
10:00-11:00 Gottwald, G (Sydney)
  Stochastic model reduction on manifolds Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Zhou, Y (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  A perspective on turbulent flows: cascade dynamics in rotating flows Sem 1
Friday 15 October
10:00-11:00 Frank, J (CWI Amsterdam)
  Predictability of the 2nd kind: numerical discretisations and their climatic response Sem 1
Monday 18 October
10:00-11:00 Reich, S (Potsdam)
  Predicting the unpredictable: combining models and data Sem 1
12:00-13:00 Read, P (Oxford)
  Regimes of global atmospheric circulation Sem 1
Tuesday 19 October
10:00-11:00 Dewar, W (Florida State)
  Inviscid dissipation of balanced flow by topography Sem 1
11:15-12:15 Beaulieu, C (Princeton)
  Likely temporal abrupt shifts in the carbon cycle Sem 1
Wednesday 20 October
10:00-11:00 Penland, C (NOAA)
  Stochastic diagnosis of climate dynamics, with application to tropical SSTs Sem 1
12:00-13:00 Kwasniok, F (Exeter)
  Predicting extremes in the midlatitudinal atmospheric circulation using regime-dependent statistical modelling Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Shin, S (Potsdam)
  Applications of Hamiltonian particle-mesh methods for atmospheric modelling Sem 1
Thursday 21 October
10:00-11:00 Hunt, J (University College London)
  Changes in weather and climate systems, predictable and unpredictable Sem 1
12:00-13:00 Ashwin, P (Exeter)
  Rate-dependent tipping points - a comparative approach Sem 1
Monday 25 October
10:00-11:00 Davey, M (University College London)
  Aspects of long-range forecasting and ENSO Sem 1
Tuesday 26 October
10:00-11:00 Allen, M (Oxford)
  Multi-model ensembles Sem 2
Wednesday 27 October
10:00-11:00 Thompson, L (Washington)
  Estimates of the ocean heat budget in the Gulf stream Sem 1
Tuesday 09 November
10:00-11:00 Thuburn, J (Exeter)
  Energy and enstrophy cascades in numerical models Sem 1
Friday 12 November
10:00-11:00 Livina, V (East Anglia)
  Methods of time series analysis for climate tipping points Sem 1
Tuesday 16 November
10:00-11:00 Bates, B, Chandler, R (CMAR/UCL)
  Climate change Down Under: challenges, opportunities and uncertainty Sem 1
Wednesday 17 November
14:00-15:00 Dempster, A (Harvard)
  New thinking about statistical information and its applications to climate prediction CMS Mtg Rm 5
Monday 22 November
14:00-15:00 Niven, R (New South Wales)
  Derivation of a local form of the Maximum Entropy Production principle Sem 2
Tuesday 23 November
10:00-11:00 Parnell, A (University College Dublin)
  Fast Bayesian palaeoclimate reconstruction Sem 1
Wednesday 24 November
14:05-14:30 Palmer, T (Oxford)
  Estimating and reducing uncertainty in climate prediction: key findings from the Newton Institute Programme Satellite
14:30-16:00 Leake, J (The Sunday Times)
  Panel discussion - The scientific uncertainties and their implications Satellite
16:30-18:00 Morton, O (The Economist)
  Panel discussion - Policy in the face of uncertainty Satellite
Thursday 25 November
10:00-11:00 Lucarini, V (Reading)
  Entropy production and efficiencyin the climate system Sem 1
Friday 26 November
10:00-11:00 Niven, R (New South Wales)
  Application of the Maximum Entropy Production principle to turbulent fluid mechanics and planetary systems Sem 1
Thursday 02 December
14:00-15:00 Huque, M (Nottingham)
  A system-biology investigation of heat shock protein regulated gene networks: mathematical models, predictions and laboratory experiments Sem 1
Monday 06 December
14:00-15:00 Horsburgh, K, Huthnance, J (National Oceanographic Centre)
  Overview of Newton Institute "climate" programme Sem 1
15:30-16:30 Collins, M (Exeter)
  Synthesising Model Projections of Future Climate Change Sem 1
17:00-18:00 Palmer, T (Oxford)
  After Climategate and Cancun; What Next for Climate Science? Sem 1
Tuesday 07 December
09:30-10:30 Crucifix, M (Universite Catholique de Louvain)
  Climate modelling at Quaternary time scales Sem 1
11:00-11:40 Rougier, J (Bristol)
  A statistical emulator for HadCM3 Sem 1
11:40-12:30 Goldstein, M (Durham)
  Assessing climate uncertainty: models, meaning and methods Sem 1
14:00-15:00 Stephenson, D (Exeter)
  Grand Challenges in Probabilistic Climate Prediction Sem 1
16:30-17:00 Chandler, R (UCL)
  Rewarding strength, discounting weakness: combining information from multiple climate simulators Sem 1
17:00-17:30 Challenor, P (National Oceanography Centre)
  Adventures in Emulation Sem 1
Wednesday 08 December
09:30-10:30 Cox, P (Exeter)
  New Newtonian Alchemy: Turning Noise into Signal Sem 1
10:30-11:00 Namachchivaya, NS (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  Homogenized Hybrid Particle Filters in Multi-scale Environments Sem 1
11:30-12:00 Warren, R (East Anglia)
  The Community Integrated Assessment System, CIAS, and its user interface CLIMASCOPE Sem 1
12:00-12:30 Aldrin, M (Norwegian Computing Centre)
  Bayesian estimation of the climate sensitivity based on a simple climate model fitted to global temperature observations Sem 1
15:30-16:10 Williams, P (Reading)
  The importance of numerical time-stepping errors Sem 1
Thursday 09 December
09:30-10:00 Hritonenko, N (Prairie View A&M)
  Engaging with policymakers: modelling of the optimal investments into environmental maintenance, abatement, and adaptation for long-term climate policies Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Street, R (Oxford)
  Lessons learned from striving to support decision and policy making: the challenges when providing climate information Sem 1
11:30-12:00 Edwards, M (CAFOD)
  Is it going to get wetter or drier in Uganda? Sem 1
12:00-12:30 Thornton, P (Copenhagen)
  What does the agricultural research-for-development community need from climate and weather data? Sem 1
15:30-16:10 Whitaker, D (Knowledge Transfer Network)
  Engagement with business- What are the barriers to use of climate data, where should future research be taken? Sem 1
16:10-17:00 Held, H (PIK)
  Climate investments optimized under uncertainty Sem 1
Tuesday 14 December
10:00-11:00 Garreta, V (Trinity College Dublin)
  Inference for models with implicit likelihood: a statistical review of data-assimilation and model calibration Sem 2
Wednesday 15 December
14:00-15:00 Haque, M (Nottingham)
  A system-biology investigation of heat shock protein regulated gene networks: mathematical models, predictions and laboratory experiments Sem 2
Tuesday 21 December
10:00-11:00 Gneiting, T (Heidelberg)
  Statistical processing for ensembles of numerical weather prediction model Sem 1
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