George Matheou’s Art on Display at the National Academy of Sciences


Clouds strongly interact with solar radiation and as a result small changes in cloud cover have big impact on the Earth’s surface temperature. Currently, the effects of clouds are one of the largest sources of uncertainty in climate projections.

Georgios Matheou, associate professor of mechanical engineering, stands by his video projection at the National Academy of Sciences. The exhibit, “Chaosmosis: Assigning Rhythm to the Turbulent” is on display through Feb. 23. (Photos by Bruce Guthrie)


Recent computer technology, however, is enabling scientists and engineers to create cloud simulations in controlled environments.

Georgios Matheou, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, is using a mathematical model called large-eddy simulation to replicate cloud physics and create cloud models. These simulations help improve weather forecasts and climate projections while contributing to the field of fluid dynamics—a discipline that describes the flow of liquids and gases.

Read more in the UConn Today article.


Published: February 20, 2024

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