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Monday, September 19, 2022


SkyWatch is a company that gives relief agencies access to its satellite image datasets to aid in surveying the damage and be able to efficiently coordinate a response and was founded by Roland Sing (BMath '85), James Slifierz, and Dexter Jagula in 2014 at a hackathon. SkyWatch has provided support during many disasters, including Hurricane Dorian and the collapse of the Brumadinho dam. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

The future of weather forecasts

The effects of climate change are becoming more and more apparent, increasingly in the unpredictability of the weather, thus raising the stakes for weather forecasters. A major concern involves the scale that the weather models run, representing wind, temperature, and other quantities on a grid of points. Professor Michael Waite explains that the spacing of the points and low photo resolution makes it consistently difficult to see the small details.