Proceedings Volume 2015

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2015 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Stochastic Processes in Atmospheric & Oceanic Dynamics

John Wettlaufer and Oliver Bühler, Directors
Charlie Doering and Henk Dijkstra, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA  02543

Principal Lectures (Lecture notes taken by GFD Fellows)

Lecture 1

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Processes

Lecture 2

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Processes (cont'd)

Lecture 3

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Processes (cont'd)

Lecture 4

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Processes (cont'd)

Lecture 5

Mathematical Foundations of Stochastic Processes (cont'd)

Lecture 6

Climate Variability and its Null Hypothesis

Lecture 7

The El Niño Phenomenon

Lecture 8

The El Niño Phenomenon (cont'd)

Lecture 9

Dansgaard-Oeschger Events

Lecture 10

Dansgaard-Oeschger Events (cont'd) & Ocean Western Boundary Current Variability

Fellows' Reports

The Diffusion Fish

Gunnar Peng, University of Cambridge

Noisy Homoclinic Pulse Dynamics

Tom Eaves, University of Cambridge

Instantons as a Means to Probe Chaotic Attractors

Andre Souza, University of Michigan

Coupled Reduced Equations for Strongly Stratified Flows

Cesar B. Rocha, University of California, San Diego

Population Dynamics Forced by Stochastic Catastrophic Events

Christopher Spalding, California Institute of Technology

An Optimal Exit Time Problem

Florence Marcotte, Ecole Normale Supérieure