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10/27/2014

Quantifying Changes in Great Lakes Watersheds

ESD’s Jie Niu helped to quantify water-budget components and storage changes for two of the largest watersheds in Michigan, using remotely sensed data and a process-based hydrologic model representing subsurface and land surface processes.

09/22/2014

ASCEM: ESD Using HPC at Contaminated Sites

ESD’s contributions to ASCEM— which marks the first attempt “to use high-performance computing uncertainty quantification to identify key controls at a contaminated site” –was recently recognized in LANL’s Actinide Research Quarterly.

LBNL, ESD at National Lab Day

National Lab Day, explaining the role of U.S. National Labs to Congress, was held on September 16 in Washington. ESD contributed to a strong Berkeley Lab presence at this event, particularly with respect to climate and environmental issues.

09/16/2014

Apply for U.C. Global Food Initiative Grant

The U.C. Global Food Initiative, extensively supported by ESD environmental and climate programs within Berkeley Lab, is inviting applications for a student fellowship opportunity. Applications are due October 1, 2014.

09/11/2014

Complex Soil Systems: An Energetic Exchange

Eoin Brodie and Boris Faybishenko recently co-chaired the first Complex Soil Systems Conference in downtown Berkeley. This flagship conference, strove to develop “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems.”

08/25/2014

Collins Leading ACME Climate Modeling Project

Bill Collins will serve as chief scientist for the ACME project, designed to accelerate the development and application of high performance computing to achieve the world’s most complete climate and Earth system modeling systems.

Jinyun Tang Wins Outstanding Publication Award

ESD’s Jinyun Tang received honorable mention for the Gene E. Likens Junior Scientist (early-career) Outstanding Publication award, for a paper that Tang recently wrote in collaboration with ESD colleague Bill Riley.

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.