Wendy Parker: Beyond Prediction: The Computer as ‘Inductive Device’ in the Study of Weather and Climate
5 April 2013, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
In this talk, Parker will examine how scientists have used computers to understand weather and climate, and how the computer might be even better used in the future to impact our understanding of meteorology. She discusses this against the backdrop of the study of severe storms and climate change.
Wendy Parker is an associate professor at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Wendy has been a pioneer among philosophers of science systematically engaging with the role of computer simulations in the sciences, more generally, and climate modeling, in particular. Her earliest philosophy publication, became a classic in the field. She recently published “When climate models agree: The significance of robust model predictions” (Philosophy of Science, 2011).
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