Center for Geospatial Analytics Calendar
Geospatial Forum with Dr. Adam Terando
- This event has passed.
Dr. Adam Terando
Research Ecologist, USGS and NCSU Southeast Climate Science Center - Adjunct Professor, Applied Ecology – Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics – NC State; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer
Deep Dives into Climate Model Downscaling: Do Higher Resolution Models Help Us Better Adapt to Climate Change?
As the planet continues to warm, many decision makers are grappling with how best to adapt to our changing climate. But for these decision makers, the most advanced global climate models are also perceived as being too ‘wrong’ to be useful for planning and adaptation. In response, an explosion of higher resolution ‘downscaled’ climate models have emerged that could have increased value. This talk presents work being done at the Southeast Climate Science Center to develop decision-relevant high resolution climate model simulations for the US Caribbean and new strategies for evaluating investments in downscaling in the context of real-world decisions.