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115 posts categorized "Climate Sciences Department"

05/11/2015

Radiative Forcing, Albedo in Land-Use Scenarios

ESD’s Andy Jones and Bill Collins recently demonstrated the effectiveness of a new method for quantifying radiative forcing from land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) within the integrated Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM).

Collins Wins DOE Secretarial Honor Award

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz awarded Berkeley Lab’s Bill Collins with the DOE Secretarial Honor Award, the department’s highest form of non-monetary employee recognition.

04/28/2015

Margaret Torn Receives Honorary Doctorate

Margaret Torn received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for her “outstanding achievements and fundamental contributions to understanding biogeochemical processes in ecosystems.”

04/17/2015

Good IDEAS on Virtual Terrestrial Ecosystems

ESD’s Carl Steefel, Eoin Brodie, and Charlie Koven, among others, collectively sought ways of applying new scientific computing capabilities to studies of Earth’s subsurface. One of the results was IDEAS.

04/13/2015

Video: Collins Testifies at Hearing on Climate Change

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.

04/01/2015

Chambers, Kueppers Lead NGEE-Tropics

ESD’s Jeff Chambers and Lara Kueppers will lead the new NGEE-Tropics project, which will develop a better understanding of how tropical forests are responding to a changing atmosphere and a warming climate.

03/30/2015

Holm Paper Receives DOE Recognition

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.

03/18/2015

Magnitude of Permafrost Carbon−Climate Feedback

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.

03/17/2015

California Fogs Are Thinning

Commenting on recent research indicating that California fog is thinning, ESD climate scientist Travis O’Brien noted that it's “the first definitive look at how fog might change for a specific coastal region.”

03/09/2015

Highly Reactive Light-Dependent Amazonian Monoterpenes

Climate scientists including ESD’s Kolby Jardine and Jeff Chambers recently discovered highly reactive monoterpenes, light-dependent emissions from tropical leaves that assist photosynthesis in times of environmental stress.