The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) recently received funding for a project that will improve climate predictions, give better insight to drivers of climate change, and create better climate models and data. Dr. Ben Kirtman, Associate Dean of Research at RSMAS, and Climate & Environmental Hazards Program Director at the Institute for Data Science and Computing, will serve as Principal Investigator for this project. This grant symbolizes a new level of involvement for the University of Miami in the development of powerful climate forecasting tools. Read more “UM to Lead NMME Phase-2 Climate Prediction Project”
Florida Governor Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying “I’m not a scientist” when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change. So,10 Florida scientists sent the Governor a letter referring to the “impact of human-induced global warming.” They mentioned a recent government report that found “unambiguous” evidence that human activities—like the burning of fossil fuels—are the cause. Read more “Scientists Meet With Governor on Climate Change Denial”
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 IDSC Fellows for successful completion of the program. The IDSC Fellows gathered with their advisers to give their final presentations and enjoy refreshments. Read more “2013-2014 IDSC Fellows Make Final Presentations”
Each year, the National Hurricane Center estimates that tropical storm-related flood damage costs literally billions of dollars. In 2011, it was estimated at $8,410,469,500. In 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, that number was $51,173,065,465. So, to have a tool that can help forecast the potential for flooding rise means better preparation and reduced damage and costs. Read more “Grant Awarded to Multiple Institutions for Drought and Flood Prediction”
Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the Program Director for the Physical Sciences & Engineering at the Center for Computational Science. He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Kirtman was a Professor at George Mason University. Read more “Featured Scientist Benjamin Kirtman, PhD”
Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the program director for the physical science and engineering at the Center for computational science. He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Kirtman was a Professor at George Mason University.