[Ecsa] ECSA Talk - Steve Sain - Friday, May 18th

Matt Pocernich pocernic at rap.ucar.edu
Tue May 1 08:52:25 MDT 2007


Friday, May 18th
FL2 - Room 1001
Refreshments - 8:30 
Presentation - 9 - 10am

Steve Sain -  section lead from the Geophysical Statistics Project (GSP) -  
will be giving an informal talk highlighting some of the activites of 
GSP and Image. This talk is one in a series of talks planned by the
ECSA intended to help early career scientist become aware of activities
in other departments and divisions.   These talks are intended to be
accessible and interesting to people outside of field being discussed.


Abstract:

Statistics for Numerical Models (2006-07 IMAGe Theme-of-the-Year)

Numerical models are vital to simulate geophysical, chemical and
ecological processes and to understand the relationship among components
in the Earth system. As models have become larger and more complex,
their construction, validation and analysis are no longer amenable to
simple approaches and statistical summaries. Statistical science in the
past 20 years has advanced to handle the interpretation of complicated
multivariate, spatial and temporal data sets and it is well suited to
tackle the complex outputs from numerical experiments that are now the
norm in the geosciences. In this talk, I will present an overview of the
Geophysical Statistics Project and its role in the 2006-07 Institute for
Mathematics Applied to Geosciences 2006-07 Theme-of-the-Year which is
focusing on the interface of statistical science and research in
numerical models. Specific examples focusing on regional climate and
space weather will be discussed.


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Matt Pocernich
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Research Applications Laboratory
(303) 497-8312


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