NW CSC Graduate Fellow, Sihan Li, Honored for Academic Excellence

Date: 
2014
Contact name: 
Sihan Li
Funding source: 
Fellow project
Institution: 
Oregon State University
Fiscal Year: 
2014

On May 30, 2014 Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) Graduate Fellow, Sihan Li, will be one of two recipients honored with the Wayne V. Burt award for academic excellence demonstrated by a graduate student in physical oceanography or atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University.  Li works with Dr. Philip Mote, University Director of the NW CSC and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), on a project called Weather at Home.  Weather at Home is an innovative scientific experiment that makes use of over 50,000 volunteers and their personal computers to help scientists understand, in unprecedented detail, what lies ahead for the climate.  By using existing personal computers, the project leverages volunteer resources from around the world to produce a highly detailed "super ensemble" with regional-scale models for four target regions- the western United States, southern Africa, Europe, and Australia.  A top priority of Weather at Home is to provide information that will meet the needs of various natural resource management agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Water Utility Climate Alliance.  Funding for the project was provided in part by the California Energy Commission, the US Geological Survey, BLM and Microsoft Corporation.  To learn more about Weather at Home visit here or contact Sihan Li at sli@coas.oregonstate.edu.