Wisconsin Energy Institute

Weston Roundtable: Leo Donner - Atmospheric General Circulation Models: Complexity, Synthesis, and Computation


Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:15pm

To capture atmospheric circulation in mathematical models is a grand scientific challenge. The atmosphere and its interactions are extremely complex; important processes occur on sub-micron to global scales. Recently, climate change has significantly influenced physical, chemical, and biological aspects of climate modeling. Circulation model development has been a triumph of synthesis and computation, but enormous issues still require resolution to meet societal needs and guide public policy. 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building. 4:15-5:15 p.m. Information: 890-2517, allez@wisc.edu