The new CASCADE SFA, headed by ESD’s Bill Collins, will determine how human-induced global warming is altering climate extremes, and how further warming will alter “strange weather” in the future.
ESD numerical modelers led by Haruko Wainwright recently compared local and global sensitivity analysis methods, showing how these methods provide consistent parameter-importance rankings and improved system understanding.
ESD’s Mari Nyyssönen, Ulas Karaoz, and Eoin Brodie have developed high-throughput screening assays for function-based characterization of activities involved in plant-polymer decomposition from environmental metagenomic libraries.
ESD scientists led by Jillian Banfield and Laura Hug recently used metagenomics to evaluate the metabolic potential and diversity of Chloroflexi bacteria in aquifer sediments, and evaluate its role in sediment carbon cycling.
ESD’s Tom Daley recently led a group of researchers in a series of field tests examining the suitability of DAS methodology for borehole and surface measurement of ground motion, with specific application to geologic carbon sequestration.
To streamline inverse modeling, ESD’s George Pau, Yingqi Zhang, and Stefan Finsterle recently studied reduced order models (ROMs) as numerical surrogates, using an input-output relational approach based on Gaussian process regression.
ESD’s Alberto Mazzoldi and others, focusing on safety issues related to CO2 transportation, conducted numerical simulations that add to our knowledge regarding safe distances for routing CO2 pipelines through inhabited areas.
This past August, Jenny Druhan was awarded a prize for “best oral presentation” (out of 30 such presentations) at the EnvironMetal Isotopes (EMI) Conference in Ascona Switzerland. Her talk was based on her recently published paper in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
ESD’s Giuseppe Saldi and others studied the effect of Fe on the measured rates of carbonation for the mineral olivine, and its role in the formation of Si-rich surface layers—to help assess repository CO2 sequestration potential.
ESD's Bill Collins is part of a group of scientists (headed by LBNL's Michael Wehner) who find big changes in store for Earth's climate, in the latest IPCC report.