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November 30, 2023

Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences & Climate Dynamics – Prof. Dale Durran

Dr. Dale Durran, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, will be presenting an exciting lecture about AI models for weather pattern forecasting on December 6th! The lecture is available to the public and we encourage everyone interested to attend! Information regarding the lecture below:

How Much Attention Does an Atmospheric Scientist Need? | December 6, 2023 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics Building 310

Abstract: Several pure AI models for recursively forecasting global weather patterns at 1/4 degree latitude-longitude resolution out to 10 days have recently been in the news.  In some respects they outperform the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ (ECMWF) state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction model.  Yet these leading models for weather forecasting from Huawei, Google-Deep-Mind and NVIDIA use completely different machine learning approaches.  What do their mutual success and dramatically different architectures suggest about the future of deep learning weather prediction?