November 15, 2022

The Credibility of Climate Models

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 5:30 PM

Event Link



Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment

Co-sponsor: Gonzaga Environmental Studies and Sciences Department


Free and open to the public




Event Type & Tags

  • Academics

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About This Event

Climate adaptation strategies require us to plan for a climate we have yet to experience. Climate models provide us with state-of-the-science information on climate trajectories. In this talk, I will try to demystify climate models, provide insights on latest generation of climate models, and highlight what they foretell about climate change in the region.

About the speaker
: Dr. Abatzoglou is an Associate Professor in Management of Complex Systems at the University of California, Merced. John received his bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science from UC Davis, doctorate in Earth Systems Science from UC Irvine. John's academic interests are primarily focused around climate science and impacts in the American West. His Climatology Lab works on a diverse set of research questions spanning climate science and meteorology as well as their impacts on systems including water resources, wildfire, and agriculture. The research group also develops web-based climate services to help scientists and practitioners improve climate readiness.