Data-based stochastic model reduction for chaotic systems

Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Fei Lu (Johns Hopkins University)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
119 Physics

The need to deduce reduced computational models from discrete observations of complex systems arises in many climate and engineering applications. The challenges come mainly from memory effects due to the unresolved scales and nonlinear interactions between resolved and unresolved scales, and from the difficulty in inference from discrete data.

We address these challenges by introducing a discrete-time stochastic parametrization framework, through which we construct discrete-time stochastic models that can take memory into account. We show by examples that the resulting stochastic reduced models that can capture the long-time statistics and can make accurate short-term predictions. The examples include the Lorenz 96 system (which is a simplified model of the atmosphere) and the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation of spatiotemporally chaotic dynamics.

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