As captured on video, LBNL-ESD Climate Science Department Head Bill Collins recently testified (along with Jeff Greenblatt of LBNL Energy Technologies) before the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation.
ESD’s Jennifer Holm and others recently published a paper (in Biogeosciences) that was noted in a post this week (March 25) on the home page of the DOE Office of Science website.
ESD climate scientists Charlie Koven and Bill Riley have recently developed the mechanistic basis for permafrost carbon-climate feedback within a land surface model, CLM4.5, the terrestrial component of the CESM Earth system model.
ESD’s Dan Feldman, Bill Collins, and Margaret Torn recently observed carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. Their work was published online this past week in Nature.
As part of the UC Global Food Initiative—a research project headed by ESD’s Geochemistry Department Head Peter Nico—three graduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 research fellowships.
ESD Climate Sciences Head Bill Collins was one of 401 Fellows for 2014 elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS honored these scientists for their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. Collins was specifically recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of climate science...
ESD climate scientists Jinyun Tang and Bill Riley have developed a climate model that quantifies interactions between soil microbes and their surroundings.
Using some of the most powerful supercomputers now available, a team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) climate scientists headed by Michael Wehner (and including ESD Climate Science Head Bill Collins) was able to complete a run a high resolution global-climate-model simulation in just three months.
ESD’s David Romps recently led a team of climate scientists in looking at predictions of cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models—the combined effect of which (they concluded) will generate more frequent lightning strikes.
ESD’s Dan Feldman and Bill Collins have identified a mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice—in the far infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.