Dr Abramowitz’s primary research interest is model evaluation in climate science, ecology and hydrology. Currently his research focuses on two main areas: model dependence in multi-model ensemble climate prediction and the standardisation of model evaluation in land surface research.
Climate research teams share literature, data sets and even sections of model code. To what extent do different climate models constitute independent estimates of a prediction problem? What is the most appropriate statistical framework with which to define independence? What are the implications of ignoring model dependence?
Gab is also leading the development of modelevaluation.org, a web application that provides automated land surface, hydrological and ecological model evaluation tools as well as observational data sets.
He co-chairs the GEWEX Global Land-Atmosphere System Study panel.