KIT-Zentrum MathSEE

The Geometry of Big-Data Clouds

  • Ansprechpartner:

    Petra Schwer, Aiko Voigt

  • Förderung:


Today’s climate models use horizontal grids with resolutions of 100km. This is too coarse to resolve clouds and leads to uncertainties in model projections of global warming. Current model development efforts thus target next-generation models with resolutions of 2km. This will allow for improvements in our ability to simulate the climate, but it will also lead to a massive increase in model data to the order of TerraByte and PetaByte.
We propose to combine advances in high-resolution climate modeling (Voigt) and geometric group theory (Schwer). Doing so we aim to address the need for fundamentally new strategies in analyzing the big-data output from next-generation climate models.