Phase Transitions in the Arctic Climate System
Seminar Room 2, Newton Institute Gatehouse
We will discuss phase transitions in permafrost and sea ice (as the key players in the Arctic Climate System). Questions to be discussed include: How does phase transition theory improve our knowledge of climate tipping points? How can the Ising model be applied to the study of Arctic melt ponds? How can the Ginzburg-Landau model be applied to the study of permafrost lakes? What is the connection between permafrost and superconductors? What is the connection between melt ponds and ferromagnetics?
This talk has not been recorded due to technical difficulties.