**Tuesday Afternoon, October 24**
## MS22

Mathematical Problems Related to Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics
(Part I of III)

The motion of the atmosphere and the ocean surrounding the earth is
amazingly rich in its organization and complexity, and it involves a wide
range of space and time scales. The study of these motions lead to challenging
problems in physics, mathematical analysis and numerical computations and
requires interactions between specialists of these fields. Understanding the
weather and climate system will certainly have great practical and theoretical
impacts. As we know, for instance, some of the underlying turbulent behaviors of
the atmosphere can not be produced by experiment; therefore, studies in this
directions are necessary for a better understanding of the turbulence.
This minisymposium will be oriented toward mathematical aspects of
meteorology, oceanography, and climate problems. The topics to be covered are
the existence and structure of solutions, the atmospheric and oceanic dynamics,
the derivation of the atmosphere, the ocean and climate models. The speakers
will discuss models and the primitive equations, shallow water equations, some
statistical models, and the coupling models of the atmosphere and the ocean with
chemistry.

Organizers: Roger Temam and Shouhong Wang

Indiana University, Bloomington

**12:30 The Dynamical Systems Corresponding to the Climate Equations**
- Roger Temam, Organizer

**1:00 Development of Fronts in a 2-D Model for Quasigeostrophic Flow **
*Andrew Majda*, Princeton University; and Esteban G. Tabak, Courant Institute, New York University

**1:30 On a Shallow Water Problem**
- Pierre Orenga, Universite de Corse, France

**2:00 Weather and Climate Modeling at Argonne National Laboratory**
- Hans Kaper, Argonne National Laboratory

7/26/95