IGN 2-8
Diverse environmental data in support of regional to global human-earth system predictions

Monday, August 10, 2015
345, Baltimore Convention Center
C. Adam Schlosser, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Predicting changes in the natural, managed, and built environmental systems place an ever-greater demand toward detailed earth-system models and prediction tools. A critical challenge is the range of spatial and temporal scales that the array of these inter-linked micro to macro systems operate, and the requirements to faithfully convey the key response mechanisms to provide defensible projections. Confidence in these capabilities is fortified through coordinated observations. Research activities and results requiring information from a broad range of spatial and temporal scales are presented. Limitations of these systems are discussed in light of challenges that remain and prospects of meeting them.