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76 posts categorized "Climate & Carbon Sciences Program"

08/11/2014

O’Brien Not Lost in the Fog

In a recent radio interview, ESD’s Travis O’Brien and other climate scientists discuss the importance of fog, with O’Brien calling for (and applauding the recent development of) more accurate fog forecasting within climate models.

07/02/2014

Extreme Rain: Comparing Climate Models

Daniele Rosa and Bill Collins compared precipitation data from Southeastern U.S. rain-gauge measurements with GCMs, finding that GCMs overestimate the impact of medium rainfall while underestimating the impact of no, low, or heavy rain.

05/09/2014

ESD Reaching Out to High School Students

This past April, ESD climate scientists Jennifer Holm and Dipankar Dwivedi were part of a group of researchers across Berkeley Lab acting as mentors to 12 junior class members from Albany High School—as part of the school’s Job Shadow Day.

05/08/2014

ESD Scientists Participate in “Above the Arctic Circle” Google Hangout

Last week, several ESD scientists participated in a live Hangout from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and at Berkeley Lab.

04/29/2014

Seedling Germination Marks Ecosystem Boundaries

Cristina Castanha and others quantified conifer seedling recruitment at Niwot Ridge, CO, to find whether local adaptation influenced forest ecosystem boundaries. Their results suggest that survival through the first few weeks is critical.

Inez Fung Elected to AAAS

ESD’s Inez Fung was recently elected to membership in the highly prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The AAAS is made up of leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business, and public affairs.

04/16/2014

“Hang Out” with ESD Scientists!

Join ESD scientists Craig Ulrich, Tim Kneafsey, Yuxin Wu, Romy Chakraborty, and Neslihan Tas on April 24 for the Berkeley Lab “Hangout on Air.”

04/14/2014

ESD Tackles Tropical Forest C Balance

ESD’s Alan DiVittorio and others used an empirical tree-growth model to show that a power law distribution of event size is required to generate spatial clustering of mortality that is consistent with forest gap observations.

04/09/2014

GOAmazon Tracks Pollution’s Effect on Rainforest

ESD’s Jeff Chambers work with the GOAmazon project is specifically designed to study the influence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on plant physiology, and how they affect the forest ecosystem.

03/05/2014

Fung Paper Informs Policymakers, Public

Inez Fung led a U.S. team that partnered with the U.K. Royal Society in issuing a publication that distills climate change science, helping policymakers and the public make decisions toward mitigating climate change’s damaging effects.