News tagged with climate simulation

A positive step in the face of uncertainty

Enormous uncertainty. These two words describe the condition of Phoenix's climate and water supply in the 21st century. Reservoirs have dipped to their lowest levels, continuous drought has plagued the state and forecasts ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Environment
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Optimizing climate change reduction

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have taken a new approach on examining a proposal to fix the warming planet. So-called geoengineering ideas—large-scale projects to change ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Environment
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A closer look at carbon dioxide

A new simulation of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere provides an ultra-high-resolution look at how the key greenhouse gas moves around the globe and fluctuates in volume throughout the year. These three close-up views ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Environment
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More haste, less waste

Like a sleek, modern sports car, a climate model has a complex computer engine running underneath. As the demand grows for the models to produce faster simulations with more details, the computer engine takes ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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A ray of hope for the 'death-ray' building

A London skyscraper - nicknamed 'The Walkie Talkie' - which unwittingly projected scorching sunbeams onto the streets below(1) has highlighted the need for city planners to use a more integrated approach being pioneered by ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Engineering
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Supercomputer boosted with graphic processors

With "Piz Daint" the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is putting a new supercomputer system in operation that will provide the necessary compute performance and consume less power. This is made ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Hardware
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