The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) is pleased to partner with the Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, School of Engineering and Design Technology (“EnTec”) in offering MDC students a glimpse into the world of Machine Learning for Weather and Climate Forecasting through the eyes of IDSC Earth Systems Director Dr. Ben Kirtman. Read more “Miami Dade College Machine Learning Webinar 4/6 features Ben Kirtman”
If you have ever wondered what data scientists do, the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) is giving you an opportunity to learn about this important, multifaceted profession. On November 18, IDSC is hosting the second in the series of “Meet a Data Scientist” talks with Ben Kirtman, PhD, a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Kirtman uses atmosphere-ocean general circulation models to study the predictability and variability of the Earth’s climate system.
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IDSC Deputy Director and Earth Systems Scientist Dr. Ben Kirtman recently spoke with WLRN radio regarding reduced carbon emissions. With workers and businesses around the planet suddenly shut down, scientists are getting an unexpected glimpse at a world with less carbon. NASA has already detected a drop in smog over central China, where the COVID-19 coronavirus first appeared. In the U.S., satellite imagery earlier this month also detected less of the nitrous oxide-rich smog in places like car-addicted Los Angeles. Nitrous oxide makes up about 6 percent of the planet’s greenhouse gases. Read more “COVID-19 Silver Lining: Lower Emissions”
Residents of Nicaragua were still being pummeled by Hurricane Iota’s powerful winds and life-threatening storm surge on Tuesday when a group of University of Miami scientists and administrators more than a thousand miles away explained to a virtual audience how the work of a newly funded cooperative research institute and the infrastructure that supports it will help improve our understanding of tropical cyclones and other climate events. Read more “UM and NOAA Launch One-of-a-Kind Climate Collaboration”