2015 program of study : stochastic processes in atmospheric & oceanic dynamics
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Stochastic Processes in Atmospheric & Oceanic Dynamics was the theme at the 2015 GFD Program. Professors Charlie Doering (University of Michigan) and Henk Dijkstra (University of Utrecht) were the principal lecturers. Their lectures were collectively twopronged. The first prong was launched by Charlie, who laid down the mathematical foundations of random variables, stochastic processes and the nature and analysis of stochastic differential equations. In the second, Henk took us through the many places in the Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate system where the infrastructure from the first prong plays out. John Wettlaufer and Oliver Bühler were the stochastic co‐directors. In keeping with the theme, the Cottage was in constant motion with many visitors and long‐term staff members. Following the thematic principal lectures, the seminar room was busy all summer, with talks spanning an impressive range of topics that we are typically fortunate to experience in Walsh Cottage. Importantly, some of the newer staff ably jumped into the supervision of fellows projects ‒ directly or indirectly. The fellows pursued a rich range of projects and have produced a fine set of reports.