We held the 53rd Data Assimilation Seminar at RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) on January 18. The seminar talk was given by Dr Eugenia Kalnay from the University of Maryland.
Dr Kalnay spoke about how wind and solar farms may lead to unintended climate changes caused by changes to land surface properties. She showed using a climate model how a large scale installation of wind and solar farms across the Sahara would lead to a local temperature increase and precipitation increase, which could have a positive impact on vegetation.
We would like to thank Dr Kalnay very much for visiting us again in Kobe and for the many great discussions we had with her during her stay. We look forward to welcoming her again to R-CCS soon!