The role of oceans in climate uncertainty (13w5104)


Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University)

(Norwegian Computing Center)

(University of Chicago)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "The role of oceans in climate uncertainty" workshop from October 6th to October 11th, 2013.

A large proportion of the heat that reaches Earth's surface disappears. It is thought to dwell in the depths of our oceans, but we do not really have data to study these depths. The oceans, being capable of storing vast amounts of heat, are likely to contribute to global warming long after any reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This workshop will bring together climate modelers, ocean scientists, statisticians and stochasticists to think about how to reduce the uncertainty about the role of oceans in climate.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).