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Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change

International Conference and Advanced School Planet Earth, Portugal, March 21-28, 2013

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
  • Rolf Jeltsch
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
  • Marcelo Viana
Conference proceedings

Part of the CIM Series in Mathematical Sciences book series (CIMSMS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Margarida Brito, Laura Cavalcante, Ana Cristina Moreira Freitas
    Pages 39-60
  3. M. Ivette Gomes, Lígia Henriques-Rodrigues, Fernanda Figueiredo
    Pages 163-181
  4. Teresa Grilo, Sílvio M. A. Gama, Fernando Lobo Pereira
    Pages 183-189
  5. Charles B. Moss, Andrew Schmitz, Troy G. Schmitz
    Pages 215-227
  6. M. Manuela Neves
    Pages 229-245
  7. Pedro Rodrigues, João Gama
    Pages 307-316
  8. Paulo Salvador, António Nogueira, Eduardo Rocha
    Pages 317-338
  9. Maria Eduarda Silva, Isabel Pereira
    Pages 377-388

About these proceedings


The focus of this volume is research carried out as part of the program Mathematics of Planet Earth, which provides a platform to showcase the essential role of mathematics in addressing planetary problems and creating a context for mathematicians and applied scientists to foster mathematical and interdisciplinary developments that will be necessary to tackle a myriad of issues and meet future global challenges.

Earth is a planet with dynamic processes in its mantle, oceans and atmosphere creating climate, causing natural disasters, and influencing fundamental aspects of life and life-supporting systems. In addition to these natural processes, human activity has increased to the point where it influences the global climate, impacts the ability of the planet to feed itself and threatens the stability of these systems. Issues such as climate change, sustainability, man-made disasters, control of diseases and epidemics, management of resources, risk analysis, and global integration have come to the fore.

Written by specialists in several fields of mathematics and applied sciences, this book presents the proceedings of the International Conference and Advanced School Planet Earth, Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change held in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 2013, which was organized by the International Center of Mathematics (CIM) as a partner institution of the international program Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013. The book presents the state of the art in advanced research and ultimate techniques in modeling natural, economical and social phenomena. It constitutes a tool and a framework for researchers and graduate students, both in mathematics and applied sciences.


biofuel climate change complex systems energy geostatistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
    • 1
  • Rolf Jeltsch
    • 2
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
    • 3
  • Marcelo Viana
    • 4
  1. 1.IHES Le Bois-MarieBures-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsETH Zürich; Seminar für Angewandte MathematikZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Porto; Faculty of SciencesPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Instituto de Matemática Pura e AplicadaIMPARio de JaneiroBrazil

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