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CSDMS 2022: Environmental Extremes and Earthscape Evolution

Clinic 1: The Art of Modeling: From Concept to Math with Mass, Energy, and Momentum Balance

Greg Tucker

CSDMS IF, United States
CSDMS Integration Facility Staff University of Colorado, Boulder United States

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 Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Marine Working Group
  • Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group
  • Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Chesapeake Focus Research Group
  • Critical Zone Focus Research Group
  • Human Dimensions Focus Research Group
  • Geodynamics Focus Research Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • Continental Margin Initiative
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative
  • Modeling Platform Interoperability Initiative
  • River Network Modeling Initiative