Posts By: Barsha Shrestha

INAUGURAL WEDNESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2021

On Wednesday 6th October 2021 the MPECDT held a meeting to launch the new academic year.  It was held in The Meadow Suite, Park House, University of Reading and it was the first time in eighteen months that students and staff were able to gather together indoors.  Professors Jennifer Scott and Dan Crisan welcomed everyone… Read more »

Published Paper: A Comparison of Data-Driven Approaches to Build Low-Dimensional Ocean Models

Posted September 22, 2021 by Barsha Shrestha & filed under News. Published by MPE PhD Student Niraj Agarwal The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: N. Agarwal, E.A. Ryzhov, D.Kondrashov and P.Berloff Abstract: We present a comprehensive inter-comparison of linear regression (LR), stochastic, and deep-learning approaches for reduced-order statistical emulation of ocean circulation. The reference data set is provided by an… Read more »

Published Paper: Correlation-based flow decomposition and statistical analysis of the eddy forcing

Published by MPE PhD Student Niraj Agarwal The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: N. Agarwal, E.A. Ryzhov, D.Kondrashov and P.Berloff Abstract: We present a comprehensive study of the mesoscale eddy forcing in the ocean by proposing spatially local filtering of the high-resolution double-gyre ocean circulation solution into its large- and small-scale (eddy) components. The… Read more »

Published Paper: Surface reflection of bottom generated oceanic lee waves

Published by MPE PhD Student Lois Baker. The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: Lois E Baker and Ali Mashayek Abstract: Lee waves generated by stratified flow over rough bottom topography in the ocean extract momentum and energy from the geostrophic flow, causing drag and enhancing turbulence and mixing in the interior ocean when they… Read more »

MPE-CDT & JWGFVR: Forecast verification summer school

The Mathematic of Planet Earth – Centre for Doctoral Training (MPE-CDT) jointly with the WMO/WWRP Joint Working Group on Forecast Verification Research (JWGFVR, https://community.wmo.int/wwrp-jwgfvr) held a virtual summer school on forecast verification on the 21-25 June 2021. The school consisted in 10 theoretical lectures, complemented by some practical assignments; several drop-in sessions, for questions and… Read more »

Published Paper: Stochastic Wave–Current Interaction in Thermal Shallow Water Dynamics

Published by MPE PhD Student Erwin Luesink. The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: Darryl D. Holm, Erwin Luesink Abstract: Holm (Proc R Soc A Math Phys Eng Sci 471(2176):20140963, 2015) introduced a variational framework for stochastically parametrising unresolved scales of hydrodynamic motion. This variational framework preserves fundamental features of fluid dynamics, such… Read more »

Published Paper: Stochastic mesoscale circulation dynamics in the thermal ocean

Published by MPE PhD Student Erwin Luesink. The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: Darryl D. Holm, Erwin Luesink, and Wei Pan Abstract: In analogy with similar effects in adiabatic compressible fluid dynamics, the effects of buoyancy gradients on incompressible stratified flows are said to be “thermal.” The thermal rotating shallow water (TRSW)… Read more »

Published Paper: Western boundary layer nonlinear control of the oceanic gyres

Published by MPE PhD Student Ryosuke Kurashina, on 17th May 2021. The paper can be viewed in full here. Authors: Ryosuke Kurashina, Pavel Berloff, Igor Shevchenko Abstract: This study examines the influence of flow nonlinearity in western boundary layers upon the turbulent wind-driven ocean gyres. Our analysis involves comparisons between large-scale circulation properties of the… Read more »

Cohort Echo deliver Climate Change PSHE Sessions

To celebrate Earth Day, students from Cohort Echo of the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training took the message of the importance of Climate Change into a local Secondary School. Groups of three or four students sent material about Earth Day, global warming and their own studies to four different Year 8 forms… Read more »

MPE Student Symposium

We are happy to announce that the 2021 student led Symposium is going to take place on the 19th of May. The theme of the Symposium is Wellbeing, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (WIDE) in Science.  The event will feature two main talks given by Dr. Freya Garry (MET Office) and Dr Tanvir Hussain (University of… Read more »

Mathematics of Planet Earth Exhibition 2022

On behalf of  MPE CDT , we are pleased to announce the Mathematics of Planet Earth’ Exhibition 2022. We warmly invite you to visit the ‘Mathematics of Planet Earth’ Exhibition, which will be displayed in the main entrance of Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, between Saturday 12 February – Sunday 20 February 2022. Free entry – all welcome!… Read more »

Hackathon/Jamboree 29-31 March 2021

A three day Hackathon will take place on  29 -31 March. This is as part of our annual MPE Jamboree which this year takes place entirely online. The Hackathon is organised by the STUOD network (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/ocean-dynamics-synergy/ ). Details of the event can be found here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/events/129398/stuods-hackathon/ . The MPECDT students are required to register on this link…. Read more »

MPE Wednesday 10th February 2021

Please see the schedule below for more information. The event will be held via Zoom. The link and joining instructions will be sent to all MPE-CDT staff and students. External participants please email mpe.admin@imperial.ac.uk to register your interest for the event. Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021  13:00 – 15:30 Key Speaker and Guests: Peter Dueben (Royal Society Fellow, Research… Read more »

MPE Wednesday Series, 16th December: a joint event between the ERC Synergy Project “Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics” (STUOD) and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE CDT)

Summary:  The purpose of this meeting is to coordinate the expertise of a transdisciplinary groups at the interfaces of mathematics, high precision satellite ocean observations and large-scale scientific computation as well as to ensure professional capacity building and sharing best practices in the early career development in the national/regional ecosystems.  Format and scope:   The… Read more »

Inaugural MPE Wednesday- 14th October 2020

We are pleased to announce our Inaugural MPE Wednesday for the academic year 2020/21 held on 14th October from 13:45. Professor Potthast will be our inaugural lecturer, abstract and information on his talk can be found below. Please see the schedule below for information on talks. The event will be held via Zoom. The link and joining instructions will be sent to… Read more »

Online MPE School: Modern data-based and complex systems approaches to climate dynamics – 29 September to 27 October 2020

MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT VIRTUAL SCHOOL “Modern data-based and complex systems approaches to climate dynamics” Running between 29 September and 27 October 2020   This on-line school, which is aimed at graduate students in mathematics and climate dynamics, is organized by the MPE CDT (mpecdt.org). It will involve lectures and a project component. It… Read more »

Jamboree: Science Communications Symposium – 1st April 2020

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL at HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL , G11, University of Reading Flyer can be downloaded here: SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS SYMPOSIUM Schedule: 9:00 Arrival 09:30 – 09:55 PROFESSOR ED HAWKINS. Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading 09:55 – 10:20 DR ERINMA OCHU MBE. Curator, Engaging Environments and Digital Society Fellow, University of Reading 10:20 – 10:40 Break 10:40… Read more »

Apply Now: MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE 29 June to 3 July 2020

  MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE 29 June to 3 July 2020 Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Modern data-based and complex systems approaches to climate dynamics”. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the… Read more »

MPE-CDT visit to ECMWF

On Friday, 24th January the MPE-CDT’s cohort Echo had a fantastic time visiting the ECMWF in Reading.  It was a great afternoon where students had an overview and researches conducted in ECMWF and had a chance to discuss reanalysis, weather discussion, data/models for research OpenIFS and the climate data.  

Adriaan Hilbers leads data science team at Alan Turing Institute’s Data Study Group

Adriaan Hilbers, a third-year MPE student, lead a group of data scientists during the latest edition of the Alan Turing Insitute’s [Data Study Group](https://www.turing.ac.uk/collaborate-turing/data-study-groups). The 8-member team developed AI techniques for the automatic evaluation of planning applications in a week-long event hosted at the Alan Turing Institute’s main office in the British Library, London. The… Read more »

Visit Mathematics of Planet Earth Exhibition 2020

The MPE CDT warmly invites you to visit the ‘Mathematics of Planet Earth’ Exhibition, which will be displayed in the main entrance of Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, between Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February 2020. Free entry – all welcome! About the exhibition Mathematics of Planet Earth is an international exhibition displaying exhibits, videos and computer… Read more »

MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for the Academic Year 2021/22

We are pleased to present our MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for the Academic Year 2021/22. This series will be given by climate and weather scientists, industrial partners and mathematicians who will present an overview of their current research activity and how it’s shaping and contributing to tackle global challenges in oceans, weather and climate. Date… Read more »

The 27th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Montréal, Canada

Earlier this month (9th – 17th July, 2019), Elena Saggioro and I were in Montréal for the General Assembly of the IUGG, a quadrennial gathering of nearly 4000 geoscientists from all over the world sharing their latest scientific advances. Picture: At the conference centre The IUGG, which celebrates its centenary this year, is an international… Read more »