Climate

Pi in the sky

In 2000, IEEE’s Computing in Science & Engineering journal published a list of the 20th century's top 10 algorithms. No.… Read More

March 14, 2022

Tracking the big melt

Earth’s rapidly changing Arctic coastal regions have an outsized climatic effect that echoes around the globe. Tracking processes behind this… Read More

September 22, 2021

Climate on a new scale

Note: Sandia National Laboratories' Mark Taylor is co-author of a paper, “A Performance-Portable Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Dycore for the Energy Exascale… Read More

November 18, 2020

Soil sifters

Microbes are mighty. Diverse communities of these single-celled organisms can have far-reaching effects in larger systems including soil, the human… Read More

April 1, 2020

Weather extremists

Throughout the winter, flooding has punctuated California’s extreme and lengthy drought. Rains have slammed the Bay Area particularly hard. Greenhouse… Read More

February 19, 2015

Chilly models

Flying over Greenland and looking down on land previously covered by the island’s massive ice sheet, Stephen Price got a… Read More

November 12, 2014

Sphere of influence

People want to know how climate will change in their back yards. But current climate predictions are based on global… Read More

September 18, 2012

Storm tracking

By graphing points in Earth’s roiling atmosphere with the aid of the latest petascale-power technology, scientists collaborating on Department of… Read More

June 20, 2012

Corralling carbon dioxide

Producing electricity to power our homes and businesses while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions remains difficult. Fossil fuels provide most… Read More

January 25, 2012

Honoring a climate model pioneer

For Warren Washington, climate and computers have gone together for more than 50 years. In 1958, as a master’s degree… Read More

November 17, 2010