Science Thursday: Distributed Data Science and Oceanography with Dask

Remote Sensing scientist Dr. Chelle Gentemann joins Hugo Bowne-Anderson to discuss how Dask is making science faster, better, and more collaborative. Chelle focuses on open, inclusive, interdisciplinary science using cloud computing, open-source software development, air-sea interactions, and upper ocean physical processes. She is also the lead on a proposal for a new NASA science mission, Butterfly.  

During this live stream, Chelle will outline the importance of daily global maps of ocean temperatures, what they’re used for, where the data comes from, and how these maps are created. And, of course, how this is all changing with Dask!

We’ll also dive into data from multiple different satellites and work through the process of making a daily map that represents the sea surface temperature.

At fixed times of the day, all around the world, weather agencies run models that take in all available data (e.g. satellite, weather balloons, ship observations, ocean buoy data) to produce the next 10-day forecast. The ocean provides heat and moisture to the atmosphere, impacting local, regional, and global weather. But how do scientists provide this critical information to weather agencies? Tune in to find out!

After attending, you’ll know 

  • How the ocean influences weather and climate.
  • How constraints in computation have constrained science
  • How exploratory science is changing with Dask

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