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Computational Challenges in the Geosciences

  • Clint Dawson
  • Margot Gerritsen
Conference proceedings

Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. J. C. Dietrich, C. N. Dawson, J. M. Proft, M. T. Howard, G. Wells, J. G. Fleming et al.
    Pages 49-70
  3. Sivaram Ambikasaran, Arvind K. Saibaba, Eric F. Darve, Peter K. Kitanidis
    Pages 101-142
  4. Margot Gerritsen, Jef Caers
    Pages 143-167

About these proceedings


Computational Challenges in the Geosciences addresses a cross-section of grand challenge problems arising in geoscience applications, including groundwater and petroleum reservoir simulation, hurricane storm surge, oceanography, volcanic eruptions and landslides, and tsunamis.  Each of these applications gives rise to complex physical and mathematical models spanning multiple space-time scales, which can only be studied through computer simulation.  The data required by the models is often highly uncertain, and the numerical solution of the models requires sophisticated algorithms which are mathematically accurate, computationally efficient and yet must preserve basic physical properties of the models.  This volume summarizes current methodologies and future research challenges in this broad and important field. 


earth system modeling hurricane storm surge multiscale systems tsunami modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Clint Dawson
    • 1
  • Margot Gerritsen
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Computational EngineeringAustinUSA
  2. 2.Stanford University Department of Energy Resources EngineeriStanfordUSA

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