Research Highlights

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Publication Datesort descending Title Contact Institution
Tracer Transport within an Unstructured Grid Ocean Model using Characteristic Discontinuous Galerkin Advection Lee, David Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Constraining Transient Ice Sheet Models with Sparse, Diverse Observations
04/2012 Desert Dust Intensifies Summer Rainfall in U.S. Southwest Zhao, Chun
04/2012 Evaluating Aerosol-Cloud Interaction: Scientists Show Climate Model Reasonably Simulates The Relationship Between Aerosol And Cloud Droplet Size Zhao, Chuanfeng
05/2012 Bytes for Bits: Researchers Develop a New, Efficient Aerosol Module for Climate Models Liu, Xiahong
07/2012 Pollution Weakens Monsoon's Might: Local, Global Emissions Suppress South Asian Summer Rainfall Ganguly, Dilip
08/2012 An Innovative Approach to Improve Assessment of Climate Model Clouds: Scientists show the latest Community Atmospheric Model (CAM5) significantly improves cloud simulations Kay, J. E.
08/2012 How to Catch Aerosols in the Act: Scientists Use Satellites to Measure How Pollution Particles Affect Clouds Wang, Minghuai
09/2012 Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Aerosol: Satellite Images Reveal That Clouds Affect the Particles Surrounding Them Chand, Duli
10/2012 Breaking Down Aerosol Complexity: A simpler representation of aerosols captures the essence of their influence on climate Ghan, Steven J. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
10/2012 Effects of 3D Radiative Transfer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains Gu, Y
08/2013 Parallel Algorithms for Planar and Spherical Delaunay Construction with an Application to Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations
09/2013 Human and Natural Influences on the Changing Thermal Structure of the Atmosphere Santer, Benjamin Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
09/2013 The Long and Short of Modeling Water Resources Management: A new module for Earth system models fills the gap across scales Voisin, N Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
10/2013 Estimating Aerosol Effects on Cloud Radiative Forcing Ghan, S J Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
11/2013 A Sensitivity Study of Radiative Fluxes at the Top of Atmosphere to Cloud-Microphysics and Aerosol Parameters in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5
11/2013 Natural and Human Influences on Changing Zonal-Mean Precipitation Bonfils, Celine
12/2013 North Atlantic Warming and the Retreat of Greenland’s Outlet Glaciers
12/2013 Adding Varoom to a Community Land Model: New study finds accurate parameters rev up water and energy flux modeling Sun, Y Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
12/2013 Evaluating Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice in CCSM Blazey, Benjamin A Universität Bremen
01/2014 New implicit solver allows natural radiocarbon to be used as a tracer to assess deep circulation biases in the ocean component of CESM , Ann Bardin University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine)
01/2014 Stochastic Newton MCMC for an Inverse Ice Sheet Model Problem Petra, Noemi University of Texas at Austin
01/2014 Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance variability increases under anthropogenic climate change. Fyke, Jeremy G Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
01/2014 Investigation of Aerosol Indirect Effects Using a Cumulus Microphysics Parameterization in a Regional Climate Model
01/2014 Effect of Uncertainty in the Surface Mass Balance-Elevation Feedback on Projections of the Future Sea Level Rise from the Greenland Ice Sheet
02/2014 Links Between Flood Frequency and Annual Water Balance Behaviors: A Basis for Similarity and Regionalization
02/2014 Causes and Implications of Persistent Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Biases in ESMs Hoffman, Forrest M. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
02/2014 Volcanic contribution to decadal changes in tropospheric temperature Santer, Benjamin Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
02/2014 September 2007 Sea Ice Minimum Used as a Case Study Considering the Importance of Surface Forcing for Sea Ice Models , Wei Li Pennsylvania State University
03/2014 Feedbacks Between Subglacial Drainage and Glacier Dynamics Hoffman, Matthew Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

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