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.
Jeff Chambers is part of an international scientific team (from U.S.A., Brazil, and Germany) working on Green Ocean Amazon (GOAmazon), to study the intricacies of the natural state of the Amazon rainforest atmosphere and land systems.
At the annual NERSC User Group meeting, Bill Collins spoke on “Modeling the Changing Earth System: Prospects and Challenges,”--attracting one of the largest audiences at the event.
Jens Birkholzer has been named as the new ESD Division Deputy. As announced by ESD's Director Susan Hubbard, Jens will have an expanded role in developing a variety of subsurface energy related opportunities at Berkeley Lab.
ESD was well represented among Fiscal Year 2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) award winners, as announced this week (12/16/2013) by the Berkeley Lab Directorate.
At the AGU meeting this week in San Francisco, ESD participants in the AmeriFlux Project (including co-PI Margaret Torn) will be giving talks, sharing posters, and staffing ESD’s “Meet a Scientist”booth.
ESD’s Daniel Coleman and Daniel Feldman explored acceleration of a radiation code used in creating simulated satellite observations of predicted climate-change scenarios, achieving a speedup of 25 times over present speeds.
ESD ‘s Sebastien Biraud was co-author of a scientific paper cited earlier this week in a New York Times article on the increasing emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, into Earth’s atmosphere.
Andy Jones, Bill Collins, and Margaret Torn recently showed that, within climate models, when the effects of agricultural expansion are balanced by atmospheric carbon dioxide, changes in the timing of climate change result.
Recognizing that soil evaporation is one of the few ways the land surface returns water to the atmosphere, ESD’s Jinyun Tang and Bill Riley describe the implementation of a new bare-soil evaporation formulation for climate models.