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'Understanding Uncertainty in Environmental Modelling' Workshop

CATS ran a NERC-funded training workshop|, 8-10 January 2014, aimed at research students and early career researchers.


Climate Science and Response Strategies Group

The Climate Change Decision Theory Group (CCDTG), has now be superseded by the 'Climate Science and Response Strategies Group' which will meet every third Thursday of the month.

Details of upcoming meetings|    Contact: Alessandro Tavoni|


CATS 'Roasts'

'Roasts' are informal seminars hosted by CATS for the purpose of reporting on work in progress. They usually involve a lively discussion of the current research topic of the 'roastee', which takes place at the whiteboard over lunchtime within CATS.

Upcoming and recent roasts:

  • 5 December 2013 - Peter Irvine, Research Fellow at IASS in Potsdam, working on geoengineering, including the geoMIP and climate model studies, on 'The Limits of Climate Control'.
  • 6 November 2013 - Nick Watkins, Senior Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, on 'Bunched black swans: how Mandelbrot's models for heavy tails and long range dependence remain relevant today'.
  • 15 October 2013 - Gab Abramowitz, UNSW, on (a) ensemble interpretation paradigms and definitions of model dependence with them, and (b) an example from the land surface modelling community of how an under-constrained modelling environment and the pressure for more process inclusion into models has led to some deleterious results.
  • 23 September 2013 - Michael Denhard, Deutsche Wetterdienst, on 'Tricking decision makers with probabilities'.
  • Date TBC - Professor Henry Wynn, LSE (Chair of CATS), will give an introduction to statistics for experimental design.
  • 12 June 2013 - Dr Ole Peters, London Mathematical Laboratory and Santa Fe Institute, on ‘Time averages, ergodicity and utility theory’. Abstract
  • 1 November 2012 - Lewis Mitchell, University of Vermont, on 'Data assimilation in slow-fast systems using homogenised climate models'.
  • 27 September 2012 - Erik Min, KNMI Netherlands, on 'Evaluation of trends in high temperature extremes in North-Western Europe in regional climate models'.
  • 17 February 2012 - Dr Reason Machete, University of Reading, on 'Calibrating a wrong model'.
  • 20 January 2012 - Dr Erica Thompson, Imperial College London, on 'Statistical and dynamical models of North Atlantic storms'.
  • 19 October 2011 - Dr Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, on 'Climate uncertainty: From what to when'. 


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