Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere - 2007 Workshop, 24-27 September, Exeter, UK

The 2007 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere was held from 24-27 September 2007 and hosted by the Met Office, Exeter, UK.

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A fundamental issue in climate and weather modelling is the dependence of errors in general circulation models on their basic dynamical cores. To advance the state-of-the-art for numerical weather prediction and climate simulation, this organisation encourages research on numerical algorithms and solution methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) posed in a spherical geometry. We also foster the development of tests and diagnostics for atmospheric and ocean model dynamical cores.

The development of new methods in spherical geometry and how these eliminate shortcomings of current methods, application to the shallow water equations and to complete baroclinic models are the current focus.

Speaker presentations

Speaker presentations of the event are available in PDF format.


  • Nigel Wood (Met Office, UK)
  • Terry Davies (Met Office, UK)
  • David Williamson (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • John Drake (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Bill Spotz (Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Beth Wingate (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Previous workshops

  • Monterey, California, USA, June 2006
  • Yokohama, Japan, July 2004
  • Toronto, Canada, August 2002
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2001
  • San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., November 1999
  • Gatlinburg, TN, U.S.A., April 1998

Last updated: 28 March 2014