**Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences**

**NOTICE: The Regal Harvest House Hotel is now known as the Millennium Hotel Boulder**

From points of view ranging from science to public policy, there is burgeoning interest in modeling of geoscientific problems. Some examples include petroleum exploration and recovery, cleanup of hazardous waste, earthquake prediction, weather prediction, and global climate change. Such modeling is fundamentally interdisciplinary: physical and mathematical modeling at appropriate scales, physical experiments, mathematical theory, numerical approximations, and large-scale computational algorithms all have important roles to play.

The conference facilitates communication between scientists of varying backgrounds and work environments who face similar issues in different fields, and provides a forum in which advances in parts of the larger modeling picture can become known to those working in other parts. These kinds of interactions are needed for meaningful progress in understanding and predicting complex physical phenomena in the geosciences.

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Updated 5/04/01