Alrick Building, Classroom 10
Presenter: Dr. James R Maddison
Affiliation: Applied and Computational Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
Title: High-level approaches for finite element ocean modelling
The finite element method provides a highly flexible framework for numerical modelling. It allows for significant flexibility in the choice of numerical schemes, including the use of unstructured meshes and dynamic adaptivity, and further allows for very flexible choices of numerical discretisation's.
Recently new automated code generation tools have emerged which enable finite element models to be written using very compact high-level code. In this talk I discuss the application of one such tool, the FEniCS system, to the study of problems in numerical ocean modelling.
Dr. James R. Maddison studied for his DPhil at the University of Oxford, researching the application of adaptive finite element modelling to problems in geophysical fluid dynamics. This was followed by three years as a post doctoral research assistant, studying geostrophic turbulence and the ocean eddy parameterisation problem.
His research now focuses on ocean dynamics and high resolution numerical modelling. Current areas of particular interest are the development and study of new ocean eddy parameterisations, dynamic-mesh-adaptive finite element numerical modelling, and optimisation and inverse methods.