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LECTURE: Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

August 28, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series for dinner (5:30pm) followed by a conversation (7:00pm) with Dr. Branko Kosović (Director of the Weather Systems and Assessment Program and the Program Manager for Renewable Energy for the Research Applications Laboratory) on the topic of “Wildfires – Can We Predict Their Spread?” Wildland fires and weather are coupled through complex feedbacks including forest and wildfire management practices, human encroachment into wildland, and the effects of climate change on weather and vegetation.

Dr. Kosović received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado (1996), M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University (1991), and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rijeka, Croatia (1988). Dr. Kosović’s expertise is in boundary layer meteorology with a focus on high-resolution simulations of boundary layer flows. He has been involved in research and development activities in atmospheric transport and dispersion, turbulence simulations and modeling for renewable energy applications. He has also worked on inverse problems using nonlinear optimization and Bayesian inference with stochastic sampling. Dr. Kosović is currently working on extending multiscale modeling capabilities in numerical weather prediction models for wind and solar energy and wildland fire prediction applications.

Dr. Kosovic’s talk will be recorded and available on the Collegiate Peaks web-site following his talk.

RSVP required. Send info to treasurer@collegiatepeaksforum.org.


August 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Collegiate Peaks Forum Series


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