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08/15/2014

Oklahoma Seismicity and Wastewater Injection

ESD’s Ernie Majer is one of several scientists interviewed in a recent National Geographic article about the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma, and its potential connection to oil and gas wastewater disposal.

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.

07/25/2014

ESD Scientists Win NERSC Team Award

A team including ESD’s Sergi Molins and Carl Steefel was awarded 50 million hours at NERSC to further develop its novel simulation of pore-scale flow and reactive transport with unprecedented spatial resolution and process fidelity.

Insect Ecosystem Contains Biofuel Clues

ESD’s Javier Ceja-Navarro and others have characterized the gut microbiome of a wood-feeding beetle native to the eastern US, finding in its gut a metabolic capability permitting both aerobic and anaerobic activity, as well as N2 fixation.

07/24/2014

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: FY 15 SBIR/STTR Phase I

Newly announced SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Release 1 Topics. NOTE: The official FOA is scheduled for release on August 11th. Letters of Intent are due from the Small Business on or before Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

07/11/2014

Holman Team Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award

Hoi-Ying Holman and her team of scientists have won a 2014 R&D 100 award, for their Multiplex Chemotyping Microarray (MCM). The MCM generates collections of microscopic biomolecule or particle assemblies accurately and reproducibly.

07/02/2014

DSSS: The Close Links Between Biology and Atmospheric Chemistry in Amazonia

ESD welcomes Dr. Paulo Artaxo (University of São Paulo), presenting "DSSS: The Close Links Between Biology and Atmospheric Chemistry in Amazonia" July 11 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

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.

06/30/2014

Prestigious AGU Award to Don DePaolo

Don DePaolo was selected as the 2014 AGU Harry Hess Medal winner for (among other things) his groundbreaking research on the geochemical structure of the Earth’s mantle using neodymium isotopes.

06/23/2014

New Funding for EFRC–NCGC

Having been selected for a new round of EFRC funding, NCGC is focused on producing robust predictive models for subsurface carbon dioxide trapping processes across scales.