Oct 31, 2022

NVIDIA Is Making a Digital Twin of Earth’s Climate. Here’s an Inside Look

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“If I’m a farmer in Australia, and I want to know what the drought situation is going to look like over the next 20 to 30 years and decide what sorts of crops I might want to grow or how I might want to change irrigation technologies that I use for my farm, I want to be able to ask questions like that to this digital twin and get answers,” Kashinath said.

FourCastNet, an open-source project, is the first product of the broader Earth-2 initiative available to researchers. And while there’s no specific date for when the team will launch Earth-2 publicly, Kashinath said it will similarly be open for use by the research community.

Hopefully, as tools like Earth-2 emerge, we can better plan for and adapt to our rapidly changing climate.

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