Using Citizen Science for Attribution and Prediction of Climate Change

Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 204 (Hynes Convention Center)
Myles R. Allen , University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr. Allen will describe, one of the world’s most successful citizen science distributed computing projects. Led by Dr. Allen, a team of scientists is performing ensemble climate modeling experiments using computing resources donated by the general public. In 2010, for example, the group launched weatherathome, an effort to run regional climate models with the purpose of exploring both uncertainties in climate simulation and changes in the likelihood of extreme weather.