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Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

By Robert Perkins 23 June 2022

Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research published by Caltech scientists.

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Announcing the 2021 Google Cloud Customer Award Winners in Education and Research

By Steven Butschi, Head of Education, Google Cloud 15 June 2022

We’re thrilled to celebrate this year’s seven Education and Research winners of the Google Cloud Customer Awards.

The second annual Google Cloud Customer Awards program honors organizations that have succeeded in turning new ideas into realities. Google experts independently judged and scored an unprecedented number of submissions from around the world. Winners in education and research demonstrated innovative thinking and inspirational digital transformation using Google Cloud products and solutions.

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CliMA collaboration aims to reinvent Earth system modeling

By Steve Nadis 5 May 2021

Climate issues are politically polarized in the United States, but that’s not the only reason it’s been difficult to curb global warming, says Raffaele Ferrari, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).

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Can Climate Models Be More Precise?

By Caltech 6 April 2021

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How Do We Predict Climate Change?

By Caltech 6 April 2021

Today, a new climate model is being developed by CliMA, a group of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from Caltech, MIT, the Naval Postgraduate School, and JPL. This next-generation climate model integrates aspects of existing models with extensive data about Earth gathered by satellites and other instruments.

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Meet the team shaking up climate models

By Doug Struck 22 January 2021

If scientists can create a new way to predict climate change – making it as accurate as, say, forecasting the weather – it would help people make everyday decisions: how high to build a sea wall or what crops to plant.

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Study: Solar Geoengineering May Not be a Long-Term Solution for Climate Change

By Robert Perkins 16 November 2020

Seeding the atmosphere with aerosols would not prevent high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from destabilizing low-lying clouds, opening the door to extreme warming.

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By Caltech 22 April 2020

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Clouds, Arctic Crocodiles and a New Climate Model

By Bob Silberg 7 January 2020

Crocodile bones, 50 million years old, have shown up on the Arctic island of Ellesmere, and that’s a problem. Scientists have been unable to explain how the Arctic could have warmed up enough to host those tropical creatures.

Tapio Schneider, a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and professor at Caltech, thinks the answer may lie in the clouds.

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Julia: come for the syntax, stay for the speed

By Jeffrey M. Perkel 30 July 2019

When it comes to climate modelling, every computational second counts. Designed to account for air, land, sun and sea, and the complicated physics that links them, these models can run to millions of lines of code, which are executed on the world’s most powerful computers. So when the coder-climatologists of the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA) — a coalition of US-based scientists, engineers and mathematicians — set out to build a model from the ground up, they opted for a language that could handle their needs. They opted for Julia.

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