AI for understanding and modelling the Earth System

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Published on 28 October 2019

An interdisciplinary team of four researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, the University of Valencia, and Columbia University has been awarded a 2019 European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant to understand and model the Earth system with machine learning, one of the important approaches of artificial intelligence (AI).

The prestigious award—10 million euro over six years—will support the team's ground-breaking work in rethinking the development and evaluation of Earth system models, which are the basis for understanding and projecting climate change.

Veronika Eyring from DLR's Institute of Atmospheric Physics and corresponding Principal Investigator (cPI) says: "We teamed up to join forces and combine our multidisciplinary expertise in climate modelling, terrestrial ecosystems, machine learning, and cloud parameterisations to address some of the main limitations in the simulation and analysis of climate change. This will allow us to better understand processes and to discover unknown causes and drivers in the Earth system."

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