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Phase Transitions in the Arctic Climate System

Presented by: 
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?
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons