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Atmospheric science

DelSole at National Academies

AOES professor Tim DelSole was one of two invited talks at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on Climate and Weather: Illustrating the Impacts of the Mathematical Sciences.  He spoke to a web audience of 500 about the Role of Mathematical Science in Weather Forecasting.

The event was part of an NAS effort to “document the widespread impact of the mathematical sciences across US industries and domains,” taking “a look at how math has changed the course of a particular application and altered your day-to-day life for the better.” NAS, formed by Congress in 1863, provides “independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.”

Dr. DelSole uses math in his climate research to extract information from the extreme complexity of climate data.  His advanced mathematical techniques help answer questions such as what long-term predictions can be made about weather and how important were different sources of climate change over the last century.