Personal perspectives on research frontiers for the next decade and beyond

Please join us in welcoming Thomas Delworth, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA.

Climate science has made substantial strides over the last 50 years. Moving forward from the understanding illuminated in foundational works such as Manabe-Wetherald (1967), the field has progressed to the understanding synthesized in assessments such as the latest IPCC report and embedded in the most advanced prediction and projection models. How do we advance from here? Some common challenges include: balancing fundamental curiosity driven science with applied demands and needs for more actionable information; changing societal views with regard to science in general, and climate science in particular, with substantial funding implications; fostering the next generations of scientists, especially entraining all segments of society, in an environment in which opportunities are balanced with talent and potential; fundamental challenges in computing; and continuing to move to a more unified view of the entire climate system, while balancing increasing complexity with fundamental understanding. I will attempt to provide some personal perspectives on some of these issues based on experiences to date.

Webcasting at FL2-Large Auditorium (please email question to if viewing at FL2).


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Main Seminar

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:45am