The Earth's Climate, a Computer Model, and a Data Scientist


Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science


How hot will summers be in South Bend 50 years from now? Will there be enough rainfall for agriculture? Will the Arctic be navigable for shipping? These are questions about climate in our future.

Guest speaker Professor Douglas Nychka will describe creations called Earth system models, explain how statistical science has a role to play in their interpretation, and discuss what they tell us about future climate for South Bend.

Nychka is a professor in the  Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Colorado School of Mines. He is also an emeritus scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he served as Director of the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences from 2004-2017.

A reception precedes the seminar at 3:45 pm in the Jordan Hall Galleria.

John A. Lynch Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics