CSDMS 2022: Environmental Extremes and Earthscape Evolution
Clinic 1: The Art of Modeling: From Concept to Math with Mass, Energy, and Momentum Balance
Numerical models describe the world around us mathematically, allowing us to visualize changes to physical systems through both space and time. These models are essential tools for geoscientists, but writing your own model can be a daunting task.
In this clinic, we’ll develop an understanding of what numerical models are, and then we’ll delve into the math that functions as the basis for many models. Participants will learn how to apply basic conservation principles to developing equations that describe a physical system that changes through time. This workshop will expose participants to deriving differential equations, and using basic Python programming to visualize their solutions. Prior experience is not necessary.
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Of interest for: Terrestrial Working GroupCoastal Working GroupMarine Working GroupEducation and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working GroupCyberinformatics and Numerics Working GroupHydrology Focus Research GroupCarbonates and Biogenics Focus Research GroupChesapeake Focus Research GroupCritical Zone Focus Research GroupHuman Dimensions Focus Research GroupGeodynamics Focus Research GroupEcosystem Dynamics Focus Research GroupCoastal Vulnerability InitiativeContinental Margin InitiativeArtificial Intelligence & Machine Learning InitiativeModeling Platform Interoperability InitiativeRiver Network Modeling Initiative