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Mathematical Approach to Climate Change and its Impacts


  • Piermarco Cannarsa
  • Daniela Mansutti
  • Antonello Provenzale

Part of the Springer INdAM Series book series (SINDAMS, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theme: Geophysical Fluids and Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Piermarco Cannarsa, Martina Malfitana, Patrick Martinez
      Pages 83-130
  3. Theme: Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Silvia Cilli, Paolo Billi, Leonardo Schippa, Edoardo Grottoli, Paolo Ciavola
      Pages 133-145
  4. Theme: Glaciology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Krishna Kannan, Daniela Mansutti, Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal, Stefano Urbini
      Pages 149-161
    3. Reza Malek-Madani, Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal
      Pages 163-178
    4. Andrea Scagliarini, Enrico Calzavarini, Daniela Mansutti, Federico Toschi
      Pages 179-198
  5. Theme: Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Stefano Bianchi, Wolfango Plastino, Alcide Giorgio di Sarra, Salvatore Piacentino, Damiano Sferlazzo
      Pages 201-209
    3. Carmela Marangi, Francesca Casella, Fasma Diele, Deborah Lacitignola, Angela Martiradonna, Antonello Provenzale et al.
      Pages 211-237

About this book


This book presents important recent applied mathematics research on environmental problems and impacts due to climate change. Although there are inherent difficulties in addressing phenomena that are part of such a complex system, exploration of the subject using mathematical modelling is especially suited to tackling poorly understood issues in the field. It is in this spirit that the book was conceived.  It is an outcome of theInternational INDAM Workshop “Mathematical Approach to Climate Change Impacts – MAC2I”, held in Rome in March 2017. The workshop comprised four sessions, on Ecosystems, Hydrology, Glaciology, and Monitoring. The book includes peer-reviewed contributions on research issues discussed during each of these sessions or generated by collaborations among the specialists involved. Accurate parameter determination techniques are explained and innovative mathematical modelling approaches, presented. The book also provides useful material and mathematical problem-solving tools for doctoral programs dealing with the complexities of climate change.


Applied Mathematics Climate Geophysics Monitoring Ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Piermarco Cannarsa
    • 1
  • Daniela Mansutti
    • 2
  • Antonello Provenzale
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome "Tor Vergata"RomeItaly
  2. 2.Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo ‘M. Picone’, CNRRomeItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Geosciences & Earth Resources (IGG)National Research Council (CNR)PisaItaly

About the editors

Piermarco Cannarsa graduated from the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore in 1979. He has been Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 1990. His scientific interests include partial differential equations and control theory. He has published about 130 articles in international journals as well as two books. He is President of the Italian Mathematical Union and the Italian Coordinator of the Associated International Laboratory (LIA) on Control, Optimization, Partial Differential Equations, and Scientific Computing (COPDESC).

Daniela Mansutti is Research Director at IAC-CNR. She graduated in Applied Mathematics at Sapienza University of Rome in 1984. Dr. Mansutti won a CNR fellowship for a two-year visit at Pittsburgh University (USA) and specialized in nonlinear modelling of continuum media with K.R. Rajagopal. She then became a research scientist at IAC. She has authored about 60 papers in peer-reviewed international ISI journals. As coordinator or WP principal investigator on national/transnational research calls, she has studied problems in several physical contexts (newtonian/non-newtonian flows, phase change, glaciology, ecosystems etc.) with partial differential equations numerical modelling and stability analysis.

Antonello Provenzale is the Director of IGG-CNR. His research areas are geosphere–biosphere interaction, climate dynamics, and ecosystems. He is a recipient of the Golden Badge Award of the European Geophysical Society. Dr. Provenzale has been an invited professor at ENS and Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, Ben Gurion University in Israel, and University of Colorado in Boulder (USA). He is Coordinator of the EU H2020 project "ECOPOTENTIAL" and WP Lead in the H2020 project “eLTER Plus”, as well as Coordinator of the Global Ecosystem Initiative of GEO. He is the author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed international ISI journals.

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