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  • EarthRisk Technologies Announces First Fully Operational `Genetic Algorithm` for Long-Range Commercial Weather Forecasts

    EarthRisk Technologies, a pioneer in the research, analysis and visualization of extreme temperature and weather pattern risks, released today TempRisk 4.0, an important update of the company's flagship platform used for detecting both hot and cold weather patterns up to 40 days before they occur. The core improvement for TempRisk 4.0 is the introduction of the new comprehensive empirical ...


    By Riskpulse

  • The Climate Corporation Expands Operations with New Office in Seattle, Washington

    The Climate Corporationtoday announced the official opening of its newest office, located in Seattle, Washington. The Climate Corporation combines Big Data, climatology and agronomy to protect the $3 trillion global agriculture industry with fully automated weather insurance products. The location was chosen because of its business-friendly environment as ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Latest models `could give Asia ten-day flood warnings`

    An ensemble of climate and weather simulations could help developing countries better prepare for extreme events such as tropical cyclones, droughts and floods, scientists have said. Many poorer countries rely on traditional weather forecasting techniques, in which an initial set of weather conditions is fed into a single model to predict future adverse events, typically one or two days ahead. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IBM to provide next Met Office supercomputer

    The Met Office has signed a contract with IBM for its next-generation supercomputer that will underpin its weather forecast and climate research programmes until 2013. The extra computing power means the Met Office can achieve even more-accurate and detailed short-range weather forecasts through high-resolution computer simulations. It will allow greater use of ensembles — multiple simultaneous ...


    By The Met Office

  • Europes plan to simulate the entire planet

    When it comes to global crises, we"re not short of complex systems that look close to the edge: the climate, the food supply, energy security, the banking system and so on. Add to this the threat of war in many parts of the world and the possibility of global pandemics and it"s a wonder that anybody gets out of bed in the morning. Science has certainly played an important role in understanding ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Made in IBM Labs: New Flood Prediction Technology Simulates Rivers 100x Faster Than Real Time

    Researchers from IBM and the University of Texas at Austin have applied advanced analytics to river systems, weather and sensor data, to predict the Guadalupe River's behavior more than a hundred times the normal speed. Simulating thousands of branches at a time, this technology could help provide up to several days warning of a flood, allowing more time for disaster prevention and preparedness. ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • ASTM D3815 / D3815M - 05(2011) standard practice for accelerated weathering of pressure-sensitive tapes by open-flame carbon-arc exposure apparatus

    This practice does not necessarily provide direct simulation of natural weathering exposure. Results from use of this practice shall not be represented as being equivalent to those of any natural weathering test until a satisfactory degree of correlation has been established for the material in question. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Weather and climate get a supercomputing boost in Australia

    Two new supercomputers ordered today by the Bureau of Meteorology and The Australian National University (ANU) will deliver 12 times the power of previous models, ensuring Australia is at the forefront of international weather forecasting and climate modelling. The Bureau and ANU have selected Sun Microsystems to deliver two state-of-the-art supercomputers capable of processing the vast amount of ...


    By Australian Government

  • Computer simulation models can predict tropical cyclone formation

    Advanced computer simulation models can predict cyclone formation in the north Indian Ocean a week in advance, an international conference heard. Peter Webster, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's school of earth and atmospheric sciences, US, told a meet on Indian Ocean tropical cyclones and climate change, which began this week (14 February) in New Delhi, that such models used ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Human impacts that fuel extreme weather

    The serious floods that hit southern England in the winter of 2013-14 were at least partly a consequence of climate change driven by the global warming that results from fossil fuel combustion. To be precise, the extreme rainfall that led to £431 million (US$622 million) of damage was made 43% more likely by human-induced climate change, according to a new study led by the University of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Thirteen Department of Energy Researchers Honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    President Obama named 13 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers. The DOE awardees are being recognized for their efforts in a variety of fields – ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • “Grey swan” cyclones predicted to be more frequent and intense

    Original story at MIT News “Grey swan” cyclones — extremely rare tropical storms that are impossible to anticipate from the historical record alone — will become more frequent in the next century for parts of Florida, Australia, and cities along the Persian Gulf, according to a study published today in the journalNature Climate Change. In contrast with events known as ...

  • New “Cool Roof Time Machine” Will Accelerate Cool Roof Deployment

    Cool roofs can help keep buildings cool, thus lowering the building’s energy use, while also mitigating the urban heat island effect by reflecting sunlight away from buildings and cities. But as cool roofs age and get soiled, how much of their reflectance do they lose? A collaboration led by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has established a method to ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NASA: Global Warming Will Bring More Severe Storms

    NEW YORK, New York, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The most violent severe storms and tornadoes may become more common as Earth’s climate warms, say scientists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, using a new climate model. The scientsts predict that in a warmer climate, stronger and more severe storms can be expected, but with fewer storms overall. Previous climate model ...

  • Hourly Ground-Level Ozone Forecasts Now Coast to Coast

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 (ENS) - Ground-level ozone forecasts, for years a key predictor of air quality in major U.S. cities, are now posted and mapped online on an hourly basis throughout the lower 48 United States. Ground-level ozone is a main ingredient of urban smog, that brown cloud hanging over the skylines of urban areas. 'Poor air quality is a silent killer, responsible for tens ...

  • Break out the sun screen - permanently hotter summers forecast

    The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal Climatic Change Letters. In the study, the Stanford ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Advanced marine spill simulation software is key to coastal environmental protection

    NCEC, part of the AEA Technology group, in partnership with BMT Argoss, a global specialist provider of marine environmental information, has co-developed a unique and sophisticated marine spill simulation tool to support primarily the Emergency and Rescue Services in the event of chemical incidents at sea or in port. The application has been independently validated in controlled sea trials, ...

  • AGT International Showcases World´s First Truly Integrated Water Resource Management Solution at Asia-Pacific Water Summit

    Solution that mitigates the impact of devastating flooding and droughts unveiled in Chiangmai At today's second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiangmai AGT International, one of the fastest growing safety and security solutions organizations in the world, and local partner Loxley Group unveiled the world's first truly integrated national water resource management solution for Thailand. ...


    By AGT Group GmbH

  • Air pollution modelling could help predict algal blooms

    Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases algal growth rates, researchers simulated nitrogen deposition in the North Sea and suggested that, using predicted weather data, it might be possible to adapt this approach to predict algal blooms. Algae populations are kept under ...

  • Climate Services, Observing Systems and Research in Focus at WMO Executive Council

    The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Executive Council has agreed on measures to expand and improve research and observing networks to increase understanding of our rapidly changing climate and strengthen delivery of meteorological services vital to society and the global economy. At its annual session 15-23 May, the Executive Council also discussed enhanced disaster risk ...

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