MPE Sustainable Planet Curriculum Workshop
October 20 - 22, 2011
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
This project is jointly sponsored by:
the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer
Science (DIMACS), Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN), Bowdoin College
and the US National Science Foundation.
- Midge Cozzens, DIMACS, midgec at dimacs.rutgers.edu
- Eugene Fiorini, DIMACS, gfiorini at dimacs.rutgers.edu
- Fred Roberts, DIMACS, froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
- Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College and the Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN)
Frank Wattenburg, West Point
Title: Wet Labs in Climate Science and Modeling
The most important step in both science and mathematical modeling is validation -- comparing the predictions made by models with real world observations and experiments. This is difficult in climate science because we have only one Earth and it doesn't fit very well in our classrooms. Even worse, the very definition of climate as opposed to weather precludes short experiments. We will do some experiments that build understanding and often have surprising results and that fit our classrooms, classhours, and budgets.
Contacting the Center
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