[Ed46] Climate Research Laboratory

AUTHOR: Marcos Zotes López

Climate Research Lab
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Climate modelling    Climate simulation
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CROSSLINKS:

Database:
[047] [048] [Cu46]
Prototypes:
[CRO]
Scenario Games: Action Plan: External:

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ACTORS/AGENTS
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DESCRIPTION
The ability to explore and understand complex simulated and observed worlds is of great importance not just to atmospheric science, but to all science. Virtual simulations and observational datasets grow larger and more complex by the day. As our computational capabilities continue to track the exponential curve, it may soon be the case that the primary limiting factor for research is not the technology, but the human. Climate Research Laboratory is aimed at helping the user in this new era of visual interaction -at providing the ability to freely explore vast dataspaces- and produce materials that can communicate the results of such efforts to peers and public. The Laboratory is a synthesis of people, computers, tools, and techniques aimed at a simple goal: to advance atmospheric science by direct application of state-of-the-art visualization. The idea is to serve as a catalyst in the service of science, bringing useful new technologies to bear on valid problems -then turning that technology back into something usable. Communication of end results to the scientific community and general public is a priority. 
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RESEARCH AGENDA