“Perspectives on Digital Twin Earth”
Speaker: Prof. Wilco Hazeleger - Utrecht University
Digital twins are a hype in many scientific domains. A digital twin of the Earth is envisaged in leading programs, such as Europe’s Destination Earth. While some see this as a continuous development towards km-scale global non-hydrostatic modelling enabled by increasing computational capabilities, others regard this as paradigmatic leading to fundamental new workflows in weather and climate research and services. I will present a perspective on the latter and will discuss digital twins in the weather and climate domain related to emerging digital technologies and data sciences up to considerations from social sciences and humanities.
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