Tom Bellsky specializes in partial differential equations, dynamical systems, and applications to weather & climate forecasting. One facet of his research examines a class of reaction diffusion equations to establish existence and uniqueness results, with applications to semi-arid deserts. His forecasting research studies ensemble Kalman filtering, using ideas from dynamical systems theory to improve algorithm performance and forecasting ability.
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