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Organizers:
Louise Kellogg (chair)  Earth Sciences, University of California, Davis  lhkellogg@ucdavis.edu 
Hal Caswell  Ocean Science/Math. Ecology, Woods Hole Oceanographics Institute  hcaswell@whoi.edu 
Kelvin Droegemeier  Atmospheric Science, University of Oklahoma  kkd@ou.edu 
Darryl Holm  Mathematics, Los Alamos National Laboratories  dholm@lanl.gov 
Christopher K.R.T. Jones  Applied Mathematics, Brown University  cjones@whoi.edu 
Doug Nychka  Statistics, National Center for Atmospheric Research  nychka@ucar.edu 
Annick Pouquet  Atmospheric Science, CNRS,Observatory of the Cote d'Azur  pouquet@ucar.edu 
Jim Rosenberger  Statistics, Penn State University  jlr@psu.edu 
Dan Rothman  Earth Science, MIT  dan@segovia.mit.edu 
Roger Samelson  Ocean Science, Oregon State University  rsamelson@oce.orst.edu 
Don Turcotte  Earth Science, Cornell University  turcotte@geology.cornell.edu 
Bruce Turkington  Mathematics, University of Massachusetts  turk@math.umass.edu 
Description: Mathematics is a fundamental tool of the geosciences, with many branches of the geosciences using sophisticated mathematics to address research problems. However, there is an increased need for communication among geoscientists and mathematicians to encourage the development of mathematical frontiers for geoscience research, to understand how mathematical methods can be applied across disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences, and to identify areas of the geosciences that could benefit from new developments in mathematics.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists from the broad spectrum of disciplines within both geoscience and mathematics who are interested in a mathematical approach to geoscience problems.
The workshop has two goals:
(1) To identify geoscience research topics that would benefit from a sophisticated mathematical approach, or are likely to stimulate new mathematics research.
(2) To foster interdisciplinary communication among researchers who may potentially collaborate on mathematical and geoscience research topics and, in particular, to promote contacts between geoscientists and mathematicians.
The workshop will be structured so as to encourage crossdisciplinary communication, with many opportunities for discussion among participants. We hope that one of the outcomes of the workshop will be to stimulate new research collaborations both in mathematics and in geosciences. One of NSF's hopes is that this program will provide an assessment of research opportunities that NSF can use for future programs.The capacity of this workshop is limited.
The conference, a brainstorming meeting, will be organized around alternating plenary sessions and smaller breakout groups, with few talks. Among the topics to be discussed are:
 Theory, simulation, and visualization of systems with very large numbers of interacting components;
 Quantifying uncertainty in complex systems;
 Langrangian transport in geofluids;
 The dynamics of the geodynamo;
 Links between geostrophic and inertial turbulence;
 Mixing and stirring in geofluid systems;
 Analysis of sparse and intermittent data (and intermittency itself);
 The evolution of complex hydrological structure;
 Mathematical approaches to biogeochemical systems
MONDAY,
MARCH 5 All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3180 unless otherwise noted. 


8:30 am  Coffee and Registration 
Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
9:10 am  Willard Miller, Fred Dulles, and Louise Kellogg  Welcome and Introduction 
9:30 am  Michael
Ghil UCLA 
Hilbert Problems for Earth's Fluid Envelope in the Next Decades 
10:30 am  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
11:00
am 12:00 pm 
Neil
Balmforth 
Some Perspectives on Applied Mathematics in the Geosciences 
1:30 pm 
Peter Olson Johns Hopkins University 
Mathematical Perspectives for the Solid Earth 
2:30 pm 
Formation of Breakout Groups. Geoscience Themes Breakout groups will be organized along broad themes, with a discussion facilitator and recorder identified for each group. 

3:30 pm  IMA
Tea A variety of appetizers and beverages will be served. 
IMA East, 400 Lind Hall 
4:00 pm  Breakout Group Meetings  Various Rooms 
Evening:  Informal discussion  Lind Hall 
TUESDAY,
MARCH 6 All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3180 unless otherwise noted. 

8:15 am  Coffee  Lind Hall 400 
8:30 am  Breakout Group (cont'd.)  Various Rooms 
10:30 am  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
11:00am 12:00 pm 
Breakout Group Summaries and Open Discussion  
1:30 pm 
Formation
of new breakout groups. The second set of breakout groups will be organized along themes that cut across those that formed the first breakout groups. A new discussion facilitator and recorder will be identified for each group. 

2:00 pm  Breakout Group Meetings  Various Rooms 
3:30 pm  Break  Lind Hall 400 
4:00 pm  Breakout Group Meetings  Various Rooms 
Evening:  Informal discussion  Lind Hall 
WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 7 All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3180 unless otherwise noted. 

8:15 am  Coffee  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
8:30 am 
Stephen
Meacham NSF 
Frontiers of Mathematics in the Geosciences and the NSF Portfolio 
9:00 am  Breakout Group Summaries and Open Discussion  
10:00 am  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
10:3011:30 am  Overview and Conclusions 
Monday  Tuesday 
Name  Department/Discipline  Affiliation 

David Archer  Oceanic Sciences  University of Chicago 
Barbara Bailey  Statistics  University of Illnois 
Neil Balmforth  Mathematics  University of California Santa Cruz 
Sukanta Basu  Civil Engineering  University of Minnesota 
Mark Berliner  Statistics  Ohio State University 
Jim Berryman  Earth Sciences  Stanford University 
Craig Bishop  Atmospheric Sciences  Pennsylvania State University 
John Boyd  Atmospheric Sciences  University of Michigan 
Roberto Camassa  Mathematics  University of North Carolina 
George Carnevale  Oceanic Sciences  University of California, San Diego 
Jagdish Chandra  System Engineering  George Washington University 
Ping Chang  Oceanic Sciences  Texas A&M University 
Shijyi Chen  Mathematics  Johns Hopkins University 
Alan Clarke  Oceanic Sciences  Florida State University 
Noel Cressie  Statistics  Ohio State University 
Jinqiao Duan  Applied Mathematics  Illinois Institute of Technology 
Fabien Dubuffet  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute  University of Minnesota 
Gary Egbert  Oceanic Sciences  Oregon State University 
Mark Everett  Earth Sciences  Texas A&M University 
Gregory Eyink  Mathematics  University of Arizona 
Thomas Fogwell  Mathematical Sciences  National Science Foundation 
Efi FoufoulaGeorgiou  St. Anthony Falls Laboratory  University of Minnesota 
Montserrat Fuentes  Statistics  North Carolina State University 
Scott Fulton  Atmospheric Sciences  Clarkson University 
Dave Furbish  Geological Sciences  Florida State University 
Andrei Gabrielov  Earth Sciences  Purdue University 
Michael Ghil  Atmospheric Sciences  University of California, Los Angeles 
Danny Grunbaum  Mathematics  University of Washington 
Karl Helfrich  Oceanic Sciences  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
Frank S. Henyey  Applied Physics Lab  University of Washington 
Catherine Hier  Geophysics  University of Minnesota 
Darryl Holm  Mathematics  Los Alamos National Laboratories 
Lou Howard  Mathematics  Florida State University 
Glenn Ierley  Oceanic and Mathematical Sciences  University of California, San Diego 
Andy Jackson  Earth Sciences  Leeds University 
Chris Jones  Mathematics  Brown University 
Mark Kaiser  Statistics  Iowa State 
Bill Kamp  Mathematics  IAGP 
Louise Kellogg  Earth Sciences  University of California, Davis 
Richard Kleeman  Mathematics  New York University 
Arlene Laing  Atmospheric Sciences  University of Southern Florida 
Steve Meacham  Ocean Sciences  National Science Foundation 
Igor Mezic  Mathematics  Harvard University 
Marc Monnereau  Laboratoire de Dynamique terrestre et Planetaire  Observatoire MidiPyrenees, Toulouse 
Doug Nychka  Statistics  National Center for Atmospheric Research 
Peter Olson  Earth Sciences  Johns Hopkins University 
Mina Ossiander  Statistics  Oregon State University 
Mercedes Pascual  Biology  University of Michigan 
Ray Pierrehumbert  Atmospheric Sciences  University of Chicago 
Andrew Poje  Mathematics  City University of New York 
Annick Pouquet  Atmospheric Sciences  CNRS 
Robin Reichlin  Earth Sciences  National Science Foundation 
Paul Roberts  Mathematics  University of California, Los Angeles 
Roddy Rogers  Atmospheric Sciences  National Science Foundation 
Jim Rosenberger  Statistics  Pennsylvania State University 
Rich Rotunno  Atmospheric Sciences  NCAR 
John Rundle  Earth Sciences  University of Colorado 
Tom Russell  Mathematics  University of Colorado at Denver 
Roger Samelson  Ocean Sciences  Oregon State University 
Charlie Sammis  Earth Sciences  University of Southern California 
Wayne Schubert  Atmospheric Sciences  Colorado State University 
George Sell  Mathematics  University of Minnesota 
Alan Shapiro  Meteorology  University of Oklahoma 
Leslie Smith  Mathematics  University of WisconisinMadison 
Roel Snieder  Geophysics  Colorado School of Mines 
John Stufken  Mathematical Sciences  National Science Foundation 
Kyle Swanson  Atmospheric Sciences  University of WisconsinMilwaukee 
Paul Tackley  Earth Sciences  University of California, Los Angeles 
Amit Tandon  Ocean Sciences  University of Massachusetts 
Alan Thorndike  Physics  University of Puget Sound 
Jeroen Tromp  Earth Sciences  California Institute of Technology 
KaKit Tung  Atmospheric and Mathematical Sciences  Unviersity of Washington 
Don Turcotte  Earth Sciences  Cornell University 
Bruce Turkington  Mathematical Sciences  University of Massachusetts 
Ben Tustison  Civil Engineering  University of Minnesota 
Geoff Vallis  Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences  Princeton University 
Brani Vidakovic  Statistics  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Venugopal Vuruputur  St. Anthony Falls Laboratory  University of Minnesota 
Shouhong Wang  Mathematics  Indiana University 
Xiaoming Wang  Mathematics  Iowa State University 
Renata Wentzcovitch  Chemical Engineering & Materials Science  University of Minnesota 
Stephane Woerther  Civil Engineering  University of Minnesota 
Paul Woodward  Astronomy  University of Minnesota 
Bill Young  Oceanic Sciences  University of California, San Diego 
David Yuen  Earth Sciences  University of Minnesota 
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