This is a series of lectures on climate modeling, which is sponsored by the
** Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)**
Seminar. This series is offered as a part of the 2001-2002 IMA Year on
** Mathematics and the Geosciences.**

** 6 November 2001**

**
Abstract:
**
Quasiperiodic dynamics is a mathematical theory which began
in the work of Harold Bohr in the early 1900s.
The object of this introductory lecture is
(1) to give a survey of the major developments in this theory
and
(2) to show how it can arise as a fundamental factor in the
study of the longtime dynamics of the climate.
One example is the Milankovitch forcing in the model
of the ice age phenomena presented in the
earlier IMA lecture of Tziperman.

** 20 November 2001**

**
Abstract:
**
Quasiperiodic dynamics is a mathematical theory which began
in the work of Harold Bohr in the early 1900s.
The object of this introductory lecture is
(1) to give a survey of the major developments in this theory
and
(2) to show how it can arise as a fundamental factor in the
study of the longtime dynamics of the climate.
One example is the Milankovitch forcing in the model
of the ice age phenomena presented in the
earlier IMA lecture of Tziperman.

Professor George R. Sell

School of Mathematics

University of Minnesota

206 Church Street SE

Minneapolis MN 55455

USA

Phone: 612-625-8381

Fax: 612-626-2017

email: `sell@math.umn.edu
http://www.math.umn.edu/~sell
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