Marchus Jochum (University of Copenhagen). The future of ocean modelling.
We can only trust current Earth System Models with future projections if they are able to reproduce past events. I will use model realisations of glacial inception and Dangaard-Oeschger events to illustrate what aspects of current ESMs are trustworthy and which ones need more work. Two major areas of future developments will emerge: marine biogeochemistry and software engineering. The case will be made that we need new approaches to numerical modelling to address the challenges posed by the carbon cycle.
Markus Jochum received his PhD from MIT in 2002 for his work on equatorial ocean dynamics. From 2005 to 2012 he joined NCAR to contribute to the development of CESM, and for the past 6 years he has been professor at the Niels Bohr Insitute, Copenhagen, where he uses numerical models to test hypotheses related to past climate events.