### Scientific Program

#### Session 1: Earth system modeling

**Conveners**

Andrei Demekhov (Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia)

Valentin Dymnikov (Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Russia)

Eugene Rozanov (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

- Earth system dynamics.
- Mathematical modeling of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere.
- Global electric circuit.
- Atmospheric photochemistry: modeling, data assimilation, climate-chemistry interactions.

#### Session 2: Modeling and prediction of geophysical extremes

**Conveners**

Juergen Kurths (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

Colin Price (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

- Complex networks approach.
- First principle modeling.
- Data-driven methods.
- Severe storms and lightning.

#### Session 3: Global climate variability at different time scales

**Conveners**

Henrik Dijkstra (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Alexander Feigin (Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia)

- Modern climate modeling and prediction.
- From centennial to millennial scales.
- Climate variability in the Quaternary period.

#### Session 4: Mathematics of geophysical flows

**Conveners**

Andrey Gritsun (Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Russia)

Valerio Lucarini (University of Reading, UK)

The session "Mathematics of geophysical flows” aims at exploring these interdisciplinary research areas at the interface between mathematics, and geophysical fluid dynamics. We invite submission of contributions dealing with basic theoretical studies, numerical investigations, as well as data analysis. The main themes of the session are the following:

- Mathematical problems behind the numerical modeling of the atmosphere and ocean.
- Instabilities, fluctuations and predictability of turbulent flows.
- Variability, sensitivity and response properties of geophysical systems.

#### Session 5: Advances in analysis of continuous seismic and acoustic wavefields

**Conveners**

Nikolai Shapiro (Laboratoire de Sismologie, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France)

- Noise-based seismic interferometry (imaging and monitoring).
- Physics of the ambient seismic/acoustic noise.
- Data mining: massive detection and classification of seismic sources.

#### Session 6: Dynamics of earthquakes and faults

**Conveners**

Yehuda Ben-Zion (University of Southern California, USA)

- Advances in analysis of seismic hazard and forecasting.
- Localization of brittle deformation (physics and observations).
- Spatio-temporal seismicity patterns (extent of universality, fault/region specific results).

#### Session 7: Computational Seismology and Geodynamics

**Conveners**

Ana Ferreira (University College London)

Heiner Igel (Munich University, Germany)

- On the road to Exascale: Strategies for computational seismology and geodynamics.
- Is this blob real? How to get at uncertainties in imaging and beyond?
- Perspectives on multi-physics analyses of processes in the Earth’s interior.

#### Session 8: Mathematical modeling and Statistical Learning in Geosciences

**Conveners**

Ishanu Chattopadhyay (University of Chicago, USA)

Nikolay Iakovlev (Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Russia)

Sai Ravela (MIT, USA)

- Exploring the role of automated inference and learning in geosciences. How is ML different from other computational approaches?
- Specialized learning algorithms for leveraging big data in geosciences, and exploring the limits of event prediction capability.
- Using ML for characterization, prediction, abstraction, parameterization and deriving optimal solutions to decision problems.
- Automated pattern discovery in seismic and other geospatial event logs.
- Inferring causal interactions between geophysical processes.

CMG-2018 Book of Abstracts.pdf