Data scientist to discuss use of data assimilation in severe weather forecasting

Steve Connelly
March 20, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Data assimilation has the potential to impact a wide variety of sciences and technological fields, including meteorology. 

Takemasa Miyoshi, who specializes in mathematics and physical sciences, will discuss developments in severe weather forecasting with the use of data assimilation models, at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in Room 129 ABC of the HUB-Robeson Center. No registration is necessary for the event, which is free and open to the public.

Titled “Prediction Science: the 5th Paradigm Inspired by the Success of Weather Prediction,” the presentation will give perspective into the use of data assimilation for cyber-physical fusion. 

Miyoshi is the leader of the Data Assimilation Research Team in RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan’s flagship institute for all sciences. The organization has pioneered the use of data assimilation in weather prediction to combine computer model forecasts with real-world observations. 

At the head of the Data Assimilation Research Team since 2012, Miyoshi has published 96 peer-reviewed journals in his career, and earned the Meteorology Society of Japan Award in 2016. 

 

Last Updated March 20, 2019