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Measuring and Forecasting: Emerging Trends in Environmental Data Collection, Analysis and Modeling

February 12, 2013 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Presenter 
John Krummel, Environmental Science Division Director
Location 
Building 402, Auditorium
Type 
Colloquium
Series 
Future States Lecture Series
Environmental Science (EVS) Division Director John Krummel will present "Measuring and Forecasting: Emerging Trends in Environmental Data Collection, Analysis and Modeling" at the next Future States lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Building 402 Auditorium.

Abstract:
Krummel's talk will focus on the synergies between models and data and how these synergies are improving researchers' ability to forecast changes in the state of the environment and component resources provided by Earth system processes. As models become more sophisticated and incorporate detailed system processes at numerous spatial and temporal scales, the environmental measurements that support model operation and validation must keep pace with model development.

Krummel will present examples of model-data linkages related to climate and meteorology, human health and environmental risk management, aquatic ecosystems, water quality and availability, and environmental restoration. This talk will highlight how advances in geospatial data and analysis, dedicated environmental measurement programs, and data collection technology — coupled to the appropriate modeling tools — are enhancing opportunities to improve forecasts of changes in environmental conditions resulting from human and natural perturbations.