I Sudakov [University of Utah/Mathematics and Climate Research Network]
Wednesday 27th November 2013 - 14:00 to 15:00
INI Seminar Room 2
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?