Inside the Digital Storm: Using Computers to Understand and Predict Dangerous Weather

Event Date:
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 1:00 PM


Video Description:
Accurately predicting the weather is one of the most challenging problems facing scientists around the world. Understanding weather requires understanding complex systems made up of a multitude of factors. To tackle this challenge, scientists are using the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including those at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications here in Urbana-Champaign. Using these computers, the scientists simulate digital storms, analyzing how they form and where and when they will strike.

Moderator: Ed Kieser, WILL Chief Meteorologist


  • Dan Reed, Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute, Chancellor's Eminent Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ed Seidel, Director of the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University
  • Bob Wilhelmson, Chief Science Officer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Department, UIUC

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