N.C. State has snared $1.8 million to find ways to better predict consequences of climate change.
The money is part of a five year, $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will also fund projects at North Carolina A & T, the University of Tennessee and Northwestern.
At NCSU, researchers will focus on better predicting hurricane and precipitation patterns. Professors Fred Semazzi and Nagiza Samatova will do the work.
Semazzi is a professor of marine, earth and atmosheric sciences at NCSU. He'll try to better predict Atlantic hurricanes by advancing computing techniques used to analyze climate data sets.
Samatova, an associate professor in computer science, will try to develop a new approach to Atlantic hurricane prediction.
At N.C. A & T in Greensboro, engineering professor Abdollah Homaifar, a data-mining expert, received $900,000 to develop new fusion an dsearch algorithms that will help scientists and public officials better predict hurricane activity.