Think About It! Big Data and the Environment.

(Richard) Dick Peltier is an acclaimed scientist who has spent his career as a tireless advocate for high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. He is a University Professor in the Department of Physics. He has helped pioneer Earth system science—which brings together atmospheric science, oceanography, geophysics, geochemistry, geology, hydrology and glaciology to understand how the Earth works as an integrated system. Highly cited and respected for his seminal contributions to geophysics, atmospheric physics and climate change research, he is credited with spawning an entirely new sub-discipline in the solid Earth and climate dynamical sciences. His work on past climate states illustrates the way in which our climate has evolved over the past 750 million years — and suggests what global warming has in store for us. He’s been celebrated with a host of accolades including the 2011 Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, the 2010 Bower Award and Prize and the 2004 Vetlesen Prize.

(Richard) Dick Peltier is an acclaimed scientist who has spent his career as a tireless advocate for high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. He is a University Professor in the Department of Physics.

Here is a perspective by J. Dean Spence on Big Data and the Environment