A/Prof Gab 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. Dr Abramowitz's research looks at questions such as: 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?
A/Prof Abramowitz is also leading the development of model evaluation.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 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment Global Land-Atmosphere System Study panel.