CNA 2019 Workshop on Mathematical Models For Pattern Formation

Community Talk

March 9, 2019, 8:30-9:30 pm

Giant Eagle Auditorium

 

Ken Golden coring
Ken Golden coring Antarctic sea ice with the Australian icebreaker
Aurora Australis in the background, October 2012
credit: David Lubbers

 

Kenneth M. Golden

University of Utah

                 
Pattern Formation in Melting Arctic Sea Ice
 

The precipitous loss of Arctic sea ice has outpaced expert predictions. This talk will address how sea ice is represented in climate models and how mathematics of pattern formation can improve projections of the fate of Earth’s sea ice packs and the ecosystems they support. The lecture is intended for a wide, interdisciplinary audience, and will conclude with a short video on a recent Antarctic expedition where we measured sea ice properties.

 

 

Twin penguins standing watch over their sea ice, September 2007
credit: Ken Golden

twin penguins

rafted ice

Rafted pieces of Arctic sea ice consolidating into an ice floe
credit: Don Perovich

 

 

Melt ponds on the surface of Arctic sea ice in August of 2005
credit: Don Perovich

sponsors

This conference is sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.