Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Research article
28 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 28 Nov 2016

Parameterization of stochastic multiscale triads

Jeroen Wouters, Stamen Iankov Dolaptchiev, Valerio Lucarini, and Ulrich Achatz

Abstract. We discuss applications of a recently developed method for model reduction based on linear response theory of weakly coupled dynamical systems. We apply the weak coupling method to simple stochastic differential equations with slow and fast degrees of freedom. The weak coupling model reduction method results in general in a non-Markovian system; we therefore discuss the Markovianization of the system to allow for straightforward numerical integration. We compare the applied method to the equations obtained through homogenization in the limit of large timescale separation between slow and fast degrees of freedom. We numerically compare the ensemble spread from a fixed initial condition, correlation functions and exit times from a domain. The weak coupling method gives more accurate results in all test cases, albeit with a higher numerical cost.