ESD’s Bill Collins recently met with Governor Brown and a UN delegation on climate change. California's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could be a model for global leaders in fashioning a universal climate change agreement
Peering deeply into the Amazon, which has recently seen two "megadroughts,” scientists may be able to measure the impact of climate change globally, and also collect clues about how California's vegetation might be affected by drought
Sebastien Biraud will lead a group of scientists in an aerial campaign this summer (2015) to measure gas concentrations, aerosols, and cloud properties—to find out why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer.
The Climate Readiness Institute, a coalition of scientists from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is hosting a four-hour meeting with local water officials and other Bay Area leaders to discuss how academic research can help deal with the current drought and the broader shift...
A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by ESD’s Haruko Wainwright developed an ecosystem functional zonation approach to characterize the spatial variability of properties that influence carbon cycling in the Arctic – in high resolution and over landscape scales.
ESD’s David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data (using off-the-shelf digital cameras) on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. In this way, Romps can measure how fast the clouds rise, which in turn can shed light on a wide range of areas, ranging from...
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).
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.
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.”
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.