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Seminar

Phase Transitions in the Arctic Climate System

Sudakov, I (University of Utah/Mathematics and Climate Research Network)
Wednesday 27 November 2013, 14:00-15:00

Seminar Room 2, Newton Institute Gatehouse

Abstract

We will discuss phase transitions in permafrost and sea ice (as the key players in the Arctic Climate System). Questions to be discussed include: How does phase transition theory improve our knowledge of climate tipping points? How can the Ising model be applied to the study of Arctic melt ponds? How can the Ginzburg-Landau model be applied to the study of permafrost lakes? What is the connection between permafrost and superconductors? What is the connection between melt ponds and ferromagnetics?

Video

This talk has not been recorded due to technical difficulties.

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