Doctoral Scholarly Seminar - Ellen Maas

Feb 7, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
460 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Ellen Maas, Ph.D. Candidate in Soil Science, will present a Doctoral Scholarly Seminar, Where Do Climate Models Go Wrong? on February 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in 460 Kottman Hall.

Earth system models are enormously complex computer systems that attempt to reproduce the multivariate world we live in. They are composed of atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial components, all of which interact with each other to generate the predictions many of us hear about regarding rising temperatures, changing moisture patterns, and many other phenomena. What makes these climate models tick? Where do they go wrong? Can we trust them? Come learn a little about these indispensable tools humanity must rely on to make informed decisions about our future on Earth.