UAlbany, with its advanced Mesonet, is a world leader in atmospheric science and climate research.
Our researchers have been awarded $2.4 million as a partner in the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES), led by the University of Oklahoma, to develop AI-based technologies that will be used to better monitor and predict winter weather. AI2ES was one of the first seven NSF National AI Institutes launched in 2020.
Through a partnership with IBM, UAlbany's climate and weather experts are working to improve weather-based decision-making for New Yorkers. They are focused on the impact of weather and climate changes on transportation, renewable energy generation and sea level.
These projects focus on harmful algal bloom (HAB) detection and prediction in lakes and reservoirs; winter road weather maintenance and operations; impacts of severe flooding events, including improving advanced warning; Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) collaboration utilizing NYS Mesonet data and IBM forecasting models and methods; and renewable energy (solar and wind) generation forecasting.