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    Climate Change and Adaptation Planning

    April 24, 2020
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Rao Kotamarthi

    Chief Scientist - Argonne National Laboratory
    Environmental Sciences Division

    "Climate Change and Adaptation Planning"


    The talk will introduce some basic science principles that are central to understanding climate and the changing climate. Changes in climate that have occurred over the past 100 years and the continuing trends in temperature and precipitation changes will be discussed.  The need for climate models and basic principles of building climate models that are used for projecting climate change for the next 100 years and beyond, the uncertainties involved in the process, will also be presented. We will also discuss projected changes at regional scale and use of these projections for developing adaptation strategies.



    The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, and will run from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020. 
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    Dr. Rao Kotamarthi is Chief Scientist/Department Head for Argonne National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Science and Climate research group. At the University of Chicago, he is a senior fellow at the computational institute and holds complimentary positions at University of Chicago as an expert at the Energy Policy Research Institute (EPIC),He has PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and holds a certificate in strategic laboratory leadership program from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. 

    Dr. Kotamarthi has nearly 30 years of experience in regional- and global-scale modeling of Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition, Data Assimilation, Radiative Transfer and Climate. His work leverages HPC and applied mathematics to develop models for environmental problems. He has authored over ninety journal articles and technical reports. At present, he serves as the Principal Investigator for projects funded by DOE-BER, DOE-EERE and sponsored research from Private entities on topics ranging from regional scale climate modeling to wind energy and Co-Investigator on projects funded by NSF. Most recently, he served as the principal investigator for a multi-laboratory, multi-national aerosol and cloud process measurement field study in the Ganges Valley Region of India. He has contributed to the IPCC assessment report 2 and serves on peer review panels for DOE, NSF and NASA. During his nearly 20 years at Argonne he mentored several post-doctoral fellows and served as committee member for PhD students at University of Chicago and University of Illinois.  Prior to joining Argonne, Dr. Kotamarthi worked as a staff scientist at the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Inc., Cambridge, MA and held a Visiting Research Fellowship Position at the Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While at AER, he worked on NASA funded projects related to the chemistry of the lower stratosphere, upper troposphere and tropospheric oxidants.