Earth & Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, Visualization & Human Computer Interaction
Applications in Physical Sciences
Jeff Richey is a Professor in the School of Oceanography and Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington. His research involves two primary facets. The first is the biogeochemistry and hydrology of large-scale river basins, with a focus on the carbon and water cycles of the Amazon and other global basins. The second is to build on this work, through eScience resources, to develop “dynamic information frameworks (DIF),” with the goal of promoting sustainable resource utilization in different regions, from Central Asia to Brazil. A fundamental aspect to a DIF is not only the convergence of multi-sector information, but how that information can be conveyed, in the most compelling, and visual, manner. Essentially, a DIF is a numeric and quantitative “Commons,” or meeting place, which builds on the legacy of knowledge from experience, with the goal of “harmonizing” region function for multiple users.