Convective self-aggregation refers to a phenomenon in cloud-resolving simulations wherein the atmosphere spontaneously develops a circulation with a convecting moist patch and a nonconvecting dry patch.
The phases and stability of ferric iron products formed early during neutralization of acid mine drainage waters remain largely unknown.
ESD ‘s Tim Kneafsey, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, and former ESD scientist Dmitriy Silin recently conducted a core-scale experiment.
Most studies related to the subject propose a variation in Cr(VI) reduction mechanisms as being responsible for the wide range of effective kinetic Cr isotope enrichment factors.
From the equations governing the deformation of a porous medium containing three fluid phases, ESD’s Don Vasco derives expressions for the phase velocity of the various modes of displacement, expressions that are valid for a medium with smoothly varying heterogeneity.
Carbon Explorer floats, developed by ESD’s Jim Bishop to track the processes of the ocean carbon cycle, recently overcame some mishaps (including an incorrect clock setting on one float) to keep on reporting data from the deep.
ESD welcomes Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D. (Univ. of Waterloo), who will be presenting "Is Brevity the Soul of Soil Models?" April 5, 2013, at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
ESD Website Teaser: ESD’s Nigel Quinn was recently honored with the 2013 Hugo B. Fischer Award, in recognition of his significant contributions to real time data management, decision-support tool development, and hydrology and water quality forecasting.
Clouds can both cool the planet, by acting as a shield against the sun, and warm the planet, by trapping heat. But why do clouds behave the way they do? And how will a warming planet affect the cloud cover? ESD’s David Romps has answers.
ESD’s Christer Jansson is featured in a video as a leader in the effort to use tobacco as a sustainable biofuel—as highlighted in the recently concluded annual ARPA-E meeting (and reported on in the March 1 edition of the New York Times).