CC&E Spring 2017 Seminar Series – The Future of Forecasts: Earth System Prediction in the 21st Century

CC&E Spring 2017 Seminar Series – “The future of forecasts: earth system prediction in the 21 st century”

This Friday, February 17, 2017 the College of the Coast & Environment will be hosting Dr. Antonio Busalacchi, from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The title of Dr. Busalacchi’s presentation is, “The future of forecasts: earth system prediction in the 21 st century.” Please join us in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium for this very informative talk.

Abstract:

“The future of forecasts: earth system prediction in the 21 st century”

Development of an environmental prediction capability will require incorporation of additional components of the Earth System beyond the physical climate system. The core elements and expertise needed in this regard include atmospheric general circulation models, ocean circulation models, land surface models, interactive vegetation models, marine ecosystem models, atmospheric chemistry models, global carbon cycle models, assimilation techniques for atmosphere-ocean-land, population dynamics, crop models, and infectious disease models, to name a few. The challenge now is to bring these core elements together within a common infrastructure and with a central focus on sub-seasonal to decadal prediction of the Earth System in the broadest sense. Furthermore, the prospect of Earth System prediction has unique policy relevance at both the national and international levels.

Lunch will be provided immediately following the seminar in the conference room next to the auditorium.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
LSU Energy, Coast, and Environment Building