Energy does not "vanish"

The energy of a closed system is steady. It is not lost but rather converted into other forms, such as when kinetic energy is transferred into thermal energy or vice versa heat results in a force.

However, this fundamental principle of natural science is often still a problem for climate research.  For example, in case of the calculation of ocean currents, where small-scale vortices as well as mixing processes they induce need to be considered, without fully understanding where the energy for their creation originates from. This is similar in the atmosphere, the only difference being that air is moving instead of water. Again, local turbulences can drive larger movements or vice versa waves on a larger scale can disintegrate into small structures. All these processes are important for the Earth’s climate and determine how temperatures will rise in the future ...

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Mon, 12. December 2016

The AGU is the largest Earth and space sciene meeting in the world and is held in San Francisco, USA.

Thu, 15. December 2016

We would like to draw your attention to the two-day symposium “Mathematics, waves and geophysical flow”, December 15-16th at the math department of the University Bremen, Germany. The symposium is supported by the TRR 181.

Thu, 15. December 2016

The TRR 181 seminar is held every two weeks in the semester and as announced during semester break. The locations of the seminar changes between the three TRR181 locations, but is broadcastet online for all members of the TRR.

Mon, 09. January 2017

Introduction to parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP on January 9-13, 2017 at Jacobs University, Bremen.

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