Published on July 11th, 2013 | by Simi0
DAY FOUR WRAP UP
Flamboyant Prof. David Karoly, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science/University of Melbourne, kicked off MPE today with an information-packed presentation on Modelling variations in extreme climate events and understanding their causes.
Prof. Karoly spoke on ‘The Angry Hot Summer 2012-13’ Australians recently experienced and also launched his new citizen project Weather@HomeANZ.
ANU Professor Brian Kennett took us through the imaging of earth’s sub-surface through seismic tomography and was followed by Macelwane medalist Prof. Marc Parlange, EFLUM, presenting his research on alpine hydrology in the Swiss Alps using large eddy simulation (LES) – What a LAB!
Dr Kate Evans, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, told us how high resolution models performed by ‘Titan’-ic computing has enabled her team to observe how large scale events in Asia cause small events in the U.S.
TALKING GLOBAL WEATHER LINK AND MPE AUSTRALIA WITH DR KATE EVANS
Dr Katherine J. Evans is the Group Leader for the Computational Earth Sciences group and a member of the Earth Systems Modeling Group in the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
@penguian – “We now have to rethink our concept of risk for major earthquakes” – #mpeau
@mariposajanine – Michael Evans and Simi Henderson at @aamtinc conference talking about The Mathematics of Planet Earth Year 2013 #mpeau
@DiscoverAMSI – Previous plenary speakers refer to ‘Angry summers’, Kate Evans looks at “Flustered springs” #MPEAU
@MariEricksen – increasing greenhouse gases increased the chances of extreme summer temperatures by 5 #unimelb #mpeau @DiscoverAMSI
@penguian – “Mesoscale models should be rerun” with larger surface roughness to account for wind farms – #mpeau
DON’T MISS TONIGHT!
Conference dinner with keynote speaker
Dr Alex Zelinsky, DSTO
WHAT’S ON TOMORROW
- Prof. Mark A. Burgman, Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis. Experts, judgment and the intelligence game
- Dr Mark Lawrence, Mark Lawrence Group. The new post-crisis paradigm for financial risk management
- Johann van der Merwe, Chevron Australia. Journey into uncharted territory: ‘protecting the conservation values of a sensitive area’
- PANEL: Talking Risk