ADAPT Grand Opening Ceremony and Reception
The Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT) seeks to integrate and enhance the existing strength and expertise in cutting-edge data assimilation (DA) and predictability research across Penn State which span over several academic colleges (Earth and Mineral Sciences or EMS, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, and Information Science and Technology or IST) and research institutes (ICS, PSIEE and EESI). The primary objectives and activities are: 1) Design and develop advanced and efficient DA and predictability algorithms for automatic and accurate estimation of the state and uncertainty of dynamical systems building on both existing ensemble-based and variational methods. 2) Implement these advanced methods with fast efficient numerical solvers and parallel computing capability that will be suitable for a wide range of applications and in particular for numerical weather, water, air quality, climate and ecosystem prediction. 3) Apply the advanced DA and uncertainty qualification methods to assess the observability and predictability of various dynamical systems of interest, to improve the accuracy and design of various forecast systems, to assess the effectiveness and impact of existing observing networks, to design the most cost-effective future observing systems through observing system simulation experiments and/or pilot real-time real-data predictions of weather, climate and environmental hazards. 4) Serve as a natural home for facilitating interdisciplinary research across the Penn State campus, as a hub for attracting national and international students and scholars, and as a testbed for transferring research to operations. Be uniquely positioned as the first research center hosted by a US university in such a key research area, and be well aligned with the recent NSF initiatives on Cyberinfrastructure, BigData and EarthCube. Serve as a launching pad for applying for a federally sponsored research institute on advanced data assimilation and predictability techniques at Penn State. Please join us: ADAPT Grand Opening Ceremony and Reception 3:30-5:00pm, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Walker Building, Joel N. Myers Weather Center (6th floor)
ICS Co-Sponsored Distinguished Speaker Seminars
Visit the ICS Events page for more information on upcoming seminars. November 12th “Probabilistic predictions for weather and renewable energy and wind resource assessment with an analog ensemble” Dr. Luca Delle Monache, Project Scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Time: 3:30-4:30 (refreshment afterwards) Location: Walker Auditorium --------------------- November 14th “Advancing the digital revolution in science education: Examples from computer-based instruction of human brain anatomy “ Dr. John R. Pani, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Director, Laboratory for Cognitive Science and Instruction, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, USA Time: 12:00-1:15pm Location: 127 Moore Building
Octocopter, an unmaned aerial vehicle, tested for flight maneuvers and safety
Guido Cervone, associate professor of geography and cyberscience, Alexander Savelyev, Ph.D. student in geography, and Ross Caruso, undergraduate student in meteorology, test the octocopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for programmed flight maneuvers and safety. Two 3D-Robotics octocopters were purchased with a grant from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, and will be used to teach undergraduate students how to operate the UAV for remote sensing and environmental hazards detection. Students will also learn how to compare data collected by UAVs with satellite data.
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