InFoMM CDT Annual Lecture

29 April 2016
Professor Chris Budd

Some models for climate change, the good the bad and the ugly

Modelling climate presents huge challenges for mathematicians and scientists, and has a large effect on policy makers.  Climate models themselves vary from simple to complex with a huge range in between.  But how good and/or reliable are they?

In this talk I will describe some of the various mathematical models of climate that are both used to understand past climate and also to predict future climate.  I will also try to show that an understanding of non-smooth effects in dynamical systems can give us useful insights into the behaviour and analysis of these models.