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Stefano Ottolenghi: Towards tackling ice sheet/ocean interactions using the Finite Element Method

Tid: On 2021-04-14 kl 14.00 - 14.45

Föreläsare: Stefano Ottolenghi

Plats: Zoom, meeting ID: 611 3329 7865


To predict future ice-sheet melting and ocean circulation it is important to understand the way in which ice sheets and ocean interact with each other. The implementations of coupled ice/ocean models that are available up to date are suboptimal, with input/output data being sent back and forth between separate codes. The long-term goal of this PhD project is to instead fully couple ice and ocean in one single numerical framework.

In this talk I will go through the mathematics and geophysics involved in the numerical ocean model of the project. Specifically, we will first have a look at the Navier-Stokes equations which govern the fluid dynamics, then explore the numerical methods (finite elements) used to solve these partial differential equations and briefly discuss challenges that can arise. Finally, I will present some example setups of modeled circulations obtained by implementing the model in the FEniCS computing platform.

Tillhör: Institutionen för matematik
Senast ändrad: 2021-04-09