M4PE Seminar – Fiona Johnson: Droughts, floods and statistics

Title: Droughts and flooding rains – statistical methods for hydrological extremes Date/Time: Wednesday the 17th of April 4pm-5pm Location: UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics, Red Centre room 2060 (level 2) Talk summary Hydrological extremes by their very nature are rare events and require careful use of statistical methods to ensure robust and reliable predictions. This presentation focuses on two case studies of application of statistical methods in hydrological engineering. The first example is the use of discrete wavelet transforms to better understand the drivers of multi year droughts in the Murray… Read More

M4PE Seminar next Monday on Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation to be delivered by visiting Professor Francois Primeau

Title: Convergent Estimates of Marine Nitrogen Fixation Speaker: Francois Primeau (UC Irvine) Date: Mon, 18/02/2019 – 4:00pm Venue: RC-4082, The Red Centre (School of Mathematics and Statsitics), UNSW Abstract:  Uncertainty in the global patterns of marine nitrogen fixation limits our understanding of the response of the ocean’s nitrogen and carbon cycles to environmental change. The geographical distribution and ecological controls on nitrogen fixation are difficult to constrain with limited in-situ measurements. Here Prof. Primeau will present an inverse model to constrain the residual mean circulation of the ocean and to estimate rates… Read More

Upcoming seminar by Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick on Stats and Heatwaves

Date/Time:Monday November 5th, 4pmLocation:RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW  Heatwaves are changing. What role does statistics have in understanding these changes? Heatwaves are increasing in their frequency, intensity and duration. Loosely described as prolonged periods of excessive heat, statistical techniques underpin their measurement, understanding their changes, the physical mechanisms behind these changes, the role anthropogenic climate change plays, and estimates of uncertainty (or certainty)  surrounding these factors.  This talk will explore the vital role statistics has behind heatwaves, making our understanding of these high-impact events possible. Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick is an ARC Future… Read More

Erik Van Sebille to present seminar on ocean dispersion with applications to ocean plastic

Erik van Sebille will discuss his research in the M4PE seminar on Monday 15 October at UNSW Sydney.

M4PE Seminar: August 27th, Bishakdhatta Gayen (ANU)

“Spanning 10 billion scales from millimetre turbulence to global circulation”. ARC Future Fellow Dr Bishak Gayen (ANU) will discuss his research in the M4PE seminar at UNSW Sydney on Monday 27 August 2018.