The next Meet the Experts session is coming up in less than 2 weeks. Join the UCAR Center for Science Education as we talk with experts from the NCAR and UCAR to learn about what they do in their work, the highlights and challenges, and how it impacts us and our world. This free program is designed for middle and high school students, but anyone is welcome! Check out more about the series and register on the Meet the Experts page.
Wednesday, 09 November 2022: Predicting the Weather for Renewable Energy
As countries around the world transition their power grids from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one challenge we all face is the effect daily weather has on wind and solar energy production. Predicting cloud cover and wind where we build our solar panels and wind turbines can be tricky, and weather and climate can have huge impacts on the energy production we rely on. This month meet Branko Kosovic, a weather systems scientist in the NCAR Research Applications Lab, and discover how his team works together to help the transition to renewable energy by developing and sharing better weather forecasts and technology.
There are two session times for this program; 11:00 am - 11:45 am MST and 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm MST. It's a casual presentation followed by Q&A and facilitated on Zoom. Automatic closed captioning is available. Questions can be submitted in advance if you have students who cannot attend the session live and the recording will be available shortly after. More details and Zoom registration can be found on the Meet the Experts page.
Any questions about these sessions can go to our School and Public Programs Team.
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