Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
September 26, 2007
3:00 pm: Conversation and Cookies in Room 109 ASB
3:30 pm: Seminar in Room 144 Loomis Lab
The perspectives on integrated regional climate and impacts modeling, including both development and application, will be presented. In particular, we will discuss the model physical formulations that must be integrated for consistent applications in weather forecast and climate prediction. We will elaborate applications in addressing real challenging issues. These include extreme weather events (hurricane or typhoon), climate anomalies (drought or flood), climate changes, air quality, hydrology, water quality, natural versus anthropogenic effects (ecosystem, agriculture, land use, pollutant emission). The ultimate objective of such a modeling effort is to provide credible information on climate, including its variability, change and impact, as a scientific basis for decision makers to select optimal pathways to achieve future economic, societal and environmental goals.
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