The laboratory for climate system modeling was organized in 2014 at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP RAS). The main research areas of the laboratory are:
- Development of methods for constructing evolution operators of complex systems by their time series.
- Development of methods for decomposition of high-dimensional experimental data and construction of climate modes.
- Development of methods for optimizing empirical models.
- Creation of empirical prognostic models of climate subsystems
- Development of a new concept of basin stability of dynamic systems and its application to the study of the stability of climate modes.
- Development of a global empirical model of the Earth’s climate.
- Development of a new system for early prediction of climatic phenomena, including extreme events.
Since 2014, the laboratory has been carrying out the project “New Approaches to the Study of Climate Processes and Forecasting of Extreme Phenomena” under the leadership of professor Juergen Kurths, the winner, together with IAP RAS, of the grant competition held under the Russian Federation Government Resolution No. 220.
professor Kurths is the Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
He also heads the Department of Nonlinear Dynamics at the Institute of Physics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, and is an honorary professor at the Department of Complex Systems Biology at the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology at Kings College of Aberdeen University, UK.
The scientific interests of professor Juergen Kurths are devoted to the physics of nonlinear processes and the analysis of complex systems, including the application of nonlinear analysis methods to solving actual problems in Earth sciences, physiology, systems biology and technology.