HAiVA: Hybrid AI-assisted Visual Analysis Framework to Study the Effects of Cloud Properties on Climate Patterns

by   Subhashis Hazarika, et al.

Clouds have a significant impact on the Earth's climate system. They play a vital role in modulating Earth's radiation budget and driving regional changes in temperature and precipitation. This makes clouds ideal for climate intervention techniques like Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) which refers to modification in cloud reflectivity, thereby cooling the surrounding region. However, to avoid unintended effects of MCB, we need a better understanding of the complex cloud to climate response function. Designing and testing such interventions scenarios with conventional Earth System Models is computationally expensive. Therefore, we propose a hybrid AI-assisted visual analysis framework to drive such scientific studies and facilitate interactive what-if investigation of different MCB intervention scenarios to assess their intended and unintended impacts on climate patterns. We work with a team of climate scientists to develop a suite of hybrid AI models emulating cloud-climate response function and design a tightly coupled frontend interactive visual analysis system to perform different MCB intervention experiments.


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4


Climate Intervention Analysis using AI Model Guided by Statistical Physics Principles

The availability of training data remains a significant obstacle for the...

Detecting anthropogenic cloud perturbations with deep learning

One of the most pressing questions in climate science is that of the eff...

Using Non-Linear Causal Models to Study Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Southeast Pacific

Aerosol-cloud interactions include a myriad of effects that all begin wh...

Accelerating large-eddy simulations of clouds with Tensor Processing Units

Clouds, especially low clouds, are crucial for regulating Earth's energy...

Classification and understanding of cloud structures via satellite images with EfficientUNet

Climate change has been a common interest and the forefront of crucial p...

DCPViz: A Visual Analytics Approach for Downscaled Climate Projections

This paper introduces a novel visual analytics approach, DCPViz, to enab...

Please sign up or login with your details

Forgot password? Click here to reset