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  • SurreyLearn System Maintenance - 7th May 2015, 6.30am – 8.30am

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    The University is undertaking an operational review of faculty and professional services starting in March 2015.

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Event Calendar

  • English Research Seminar - Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London)

    6 May 2015

    Professor Roberts will discuss the links between his academic research on nineteenth-century literature and his creative work as a science fiction writer.

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  • Adjusting many parameters in a land surface model to make it fit observations: difficult but not impossible

    6 May 2015

    Land surface models are used to calculate the fluxes of energy, carbon, water and momentum between the land surface and the atmosphere in weather and climate models. A typical land surface models consists of O(10^4) lines of Fortran code and contains O(10^2) parameters whose values can be tuned to make the simulated fluxes fit observations. This turns out to be a non-trivial computational problem. In this talk I will describe our use of adjoint methods to address this issue for the UK land surface model JULES. We have used automatic differentiation software to calculate the first and second derivatives of model error with respect to model parameters. This allows us to calculate optimal parameters values along with their associated (co)variances.

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  • The Horizontal Application of Fundamental Rights in the EU after Lisbon

    6 May 2015

    Miss Eleni Frantziou (University College London).

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