SciCADE 2013
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations
September 16-20, 2013, Valladolid (Spain)

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The numerical solution of a BVP which rises in the prediction of meteorological parameters.

I. Famelis, G. Galanis and D. Triandafyllou

Abstract
Using tools of Information Geometry, the minimum distance between two elements of a statistical manifold is defined by the corresponding geodesic, e.g. the minimum length curve that connects them. Such a curve, where the probability distribution functions in the case of our meteorological data are two-parameter Weibull distributions, satisfies a 2${}^{nd}$ order quadratic BVP system. This system can be solved by finite differences employing Newton's method or quasi-Newton methods for the resulting nonlinear system and taking into consideration the special form of the Jacobian matrix. Another approach is to use MIRK formulas to get a solution of the problem. As the problem is quadratic MIRK schemes constructed for such problems can be considered. This research has been co-funded by the European Union and Greek nat. resources under the framework of the "Archimedes III: Funding of Research Groups in TEI of Athens" project of the "Education and Lifelong Learning" Op. Progr.

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