Making space for climate simulations

A statistics-based data compression scheme cuts data storage requirements for large-scale climate simulations by as much as 98 percent.

University of Michigan, IBM team up on computer project

A new collaboration between the University of Michigan and IBM will help scientists and engineers run computer simulations faster than they have been able to previously, with applications ranging from predicting climate change ...

Large variations in precipitation over the past millennium

According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers from Sweden, Germany, ...

Assessing carbon capture technology

Carbon capture and storage could be used to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and thus ameliorate their impact on climate change. The focus of this technology is on the large-scale reduction of carbon emissions from fossil-fuelled ...

Scientists identify climate 'tipping points'

An international team of scientists have identified potential 'tipping points' where abrupt regional climate shifts could occur due to global warming,

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