Laure Zanna, Ph.D.Professor of Mathematics & Atmosphere/Ocean Science, New York University
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The oceans are a crucial component of the climate system. They store and redistribute most of the excess heat from anthropogenic emissions. Climate simulations have been essential for understanding and predicting this ocean warming. However, uncertainty remains regarding the causes and pace of future ocean warming due to inadequate representations of unresolved processes, such as clouds and ocean turbulence, in global climate models.
In this Presidential Lecture, Laure Zanna will discuss the potential for machine learning to accelerate the discovery of physics principles and governing equations for multiscale climate processes such as ocean turbulence and how these discoveries can help improve the simulations of ocean heat transport and climate models.