HMEI Faculty Seminar: “From Multiscale Scientific Understanding to Predictions and Projections of the Earth System”
“Ram” Ramaswamy, director of the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and associated faculty in the High Meadows Environmental Institute, will present “From Multiscale Scientific Understanding to Predictions and Projections of the Earth System” for our second talk in the Spring 2021 HMEI Faculty Seminar Series.
This talk is free to the public and will be held online via Zoom webinar — register here in advance to receive a webinar link.
Ramaswamy will discuss how the growth in Earth system sciences has led to the advent of a seamless modeling framework at NOAA/GFDL for understanding and predicting the weather and climate on hourly to multi-decadal timescales. Comprehensive mathematical modeling captures the processes and interactions that govern the Earth system, which allows scientists to quantify the occurrence and characteristics of environmental phenomena. Ramaswamy will illustrate how climate modeling is advancing scientific frontiers and providing highly detailed information to decision-makers on changes in air quality, weather and water extremes, long-term impacts of climate change and diminished ecosystems.
Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, will lead a discussion and Q&A after the main presentation.
Additional speakers and dates in this series are:
“What the Population Dynamics of Endemic Infections Can Tell Us About the Future of COVID-19 — and Vice Versa”
Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs
“The Mean, the Extreme and the Connection Between Controversial Cloud Feedback and Future Heat Stress”
Stephan Fueglistaler, Associate Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
“A Better Understanding of Water Availability in the U.S. Through Community Tools“
Reed Maxwell, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
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