Computational Mathematics Group

The Computational Mathematics Group (CMG) in IMAGe is focused on the development of novel numerical methodologies for the purpose of modeling problems that arise in atmospheric, oceanic, and solar science. The scientists that compose CMG come from a myriad of backgrounds such as numerical weather prediction, computational fluid dynamics, and applied mathematics, giving the group a diverse flavor and broad exposure to a variety of fields that compose computational mathematics. Research interests are generally directed towards numerical strategies to obtain high-order solutions for partial differential equations that simulate geophysical and astrophysical flows. Research areas include the development and application of continuous and discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite volume methods (both Eulerian and Lagrangian), adaptive mesh refinement, iterative solvers and domain decomposition preconditioners, efficient time-stepping schemes, meshless methods(radial basis functions), and hybrid numerical-analytical methods for intial-boundary value problems. Applications include modeling of solar magnetic topology and coronal mass ejections, climate modeling, and atmospheric mesoscale modeling.

CMG is administratively housed in the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) of NCAR at the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Staff

Name Email Title
Ramachandran Nair rnair@ucar.edu SCIENTIST III