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Distributed Information Architectures for Hazards and Climate for Different Users

Wednesday, October 24 2007
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30 PM
(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)

With the recent Nobel award to the IPCC and Al Gore, the issue of climate change and associated hazards has taken fresh impetus. As interest and research in natural and anthropogenic hazards increase among the scientists and public, the challenging issue of linking land, ocean and atmosphere data to climate and other processes becomes paramount: This is due to the ever-expanding data holdings, diverse standards and formats, access points as well as different use needs by different communities. The data must be reliable, easy to understand by different communities, incrementally updated as needed. The information must be collected from different data providers, aggregated and stored, then filtered, presented and distributed to different users. Interfaces for user access can involve an introduction level, and application level and a knowledge-based level. Examples will be provided for hazards such as hurricanes, pollution, dust storms and associated data mining of diverse data holdings.


IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Ben Kobler