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NREUP Programs

Spelman College

Title: Climate Modeling and Climate Change

Director(s): Monica Stephens

Email: mstephens@spelman.edu

Dates of Program: June 1 - July 12, 2006

Summary: The focus of this research experience will be on climate modeling. Climate models will be used as a vehicle to help students (1) understand how a physical model is developed and the physical and numerical limitations of these models, (2) learn scientific computing through the use of appropriate numerical methods to implement their models, (3) enhance their programming skills by implementing the models in either MATLAB or C++ , and (4) develop their technical writing and presentation skills. In this six-week experience, students will be introduced to the basics of numerical climate modeling. They will learn about the physical laws and how these laws are translated into a mathematical formulation or parameterization and are subsequently solved using numerical techniques.

Student Researchers Supported by MAA:

  • Shanel Allen -- Sophomore (Math Major)
  • Kristen Dale -- Sophomore (Math Major)
  • Victoria Frost -- Junior (Math Major)
  • Britni Wilcher -- Freshman (Math Major)

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins
MAA SUMMA
bhawkins@maa.org
202-319-8473

Michael Pearson
MAA Programs & Services
pearson@maa.org
202-319-8470

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