Mathematical modelling provides tools to help research our environment and to help prevent natural disasters.
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple simulation game to investigate the properties of such systems.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Sea ice covers around 7% of the surface of our planet. This article explores how researchers use mathematical models to study the changes taking place in the polar seas and how these might affect the global climate.