The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe)

A division of the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) brings mathematical models and conceptual tools to bear on fundamental problems in the geosciences and will be a center of activity for the mathematical and geophysical communities.



IMAGe composition

Computational Mathematics Group (CMG) Data Assimilation Research Section (DAReS) Geophysical Statistics Project(GSP) Regional Integrated Sciences Collective (RISC)


NCAR-wide projects based in IMAGe



An important part of IMAGe is our Theme-of-the-Year (TOY), a year-long focus on  an aspect of applied mathematics and the geosciences, designed to advance research and education between the mathematical and the geoscience communities. Typically our TOY sponsors a series of workshops or schools along with a visitor program, coordinates with NCAR science groups and partners with other mathematics institutes.

Propose an IMAGe Theme of the Year


Upcoming Events

The International ad hoc Detection and Attribution Group (IDAG) January 21 - 23, 2015
R Statistical Programming and Analysis Boot Camp for High School June 22 - 26, 2015
NCAR 1st Annual Graduate Workshop July 27 - 31, 2015
Theme of the Year - Frontiers in Ensemble Data Assimilation for Geoscience Applications August 3 - 8, 2015
Second Environmental Analytics School (2EAS) Dates TBD
2015 NCAR Colloquium on Climate and Health Dates TBD
The 5th International Workshop on Climate Informatics September, TBD

Identifying Trends in the Spatial Errors of a Regional Climate Model via Clustering
Veronica Berrocal, University of Michigan

December 10, 2014

Collisional Thermalization of Hydrogen and Helium in Solar Wind Plasma
Ben Maruca, University of California, Berkeley - Link to Webcast

November 20, 2014

Spatial Interpolation via Bayesian Multiscale Clustering
Zachary Thomas, The Ohio State University

September 30, 2014

Space-time Problems That We Need to Think About
James Ramsay, McGill University

October 23, 2014

Past Events

The NCAR Data Assimilation Inventory Workshop October 6, 2014
The 4th International Workshop on Climate Informatics September 25 - 26, 2014
First Annual Graduate Workshop on Environmental Data Analytics July 28 - August 1, 2014
Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach July 21 - August 6, 2014
SAMSI/IMAGe Summer Program: The International Surface Temperature Initiative July 8 - 16, 2014
4th Workshop on Understanding Climate Change from Data June 30 - July 2, 2014
Pattern Scaling, Climate Model Emulators and their Application to the New Scenario Process April 23 - 25, 2014
PDEs, The Workshop on Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere April 7 - 11, 2014
The Third International Workshop on Climate Informatics Sept 26 - 27, 2013
Next Generation Climate Data Products Workshop July 15 - 19, 2013
R, Data Analysis and Statistics: A Short Course June 16 - 19, 2013
TOY STATMOS Course on Visualization on Climate Data May 13 - 17, 2013
SAMSI/NCAR Workshop on Massive Datasets in Environment and Climate February 13 - 15, 2013

Past Seminars

From the Alps to Africa: a Round-the-world Tour of Statistics and Hydrology
Marc Parlange, University of British Columbia
Link to Recording (mp4)

Assessing Exceedance of Ozone Standards: Space-time Modeling of Fourth Highest Ozone Concentrations
Veronica Berrocal, University of Michigan
Link to Recording (mp4)

An asymptotic framework for multivariate tapering and its potential application in "Global Change and Biodiversity"
Reinhard Furrer, Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich

Accounting for Aerosol Forcing in Pattern Scaling
Tom Wigley, University of Adelaide and National Center for Atmospheric Research
Link to Recording

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