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Chile-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Chile-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Resource Type Dataset Country Chile South America References World Bank Project Database - Chile[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Chile 1.1 CL Securitization and Carbon Sinks Project 1.2 Chile Santiago Composting Project 1.3 Chile Quilleco Hydropower Project 1.4 Chile Hornitos Project (Chacabuquito II) 1.5 Sustainable Transport and Air Quality for Santiago (GEF) 1.6 Chile Sustainable Land Management Project 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Chile CL Securitization and Carbon Sinks Project Chile Santiago Composting Project Chile Quilleco Hydropower Project

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Armenia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Armenia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Geothermal Topics Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Armenia Western Asia References World Bank-Armenia [1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Armenia 1.1 GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project 1.2 Renewable Energy Project 1.3 Renewable Energy GEF Project 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Armenia GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project Renewable Energy Project Renewable Energy GEF Project GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project "The objective of the Second GeoFund Geothermal Project for Armenia is to

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Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project  

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Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Country Bangladesh Southern Asia References World Bank Project Database - Bangladesh[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Bangladesh 1.1 Solar Home Systems project 1.2 EGY SEC ADJ CREDIT SUPPLEMENT 1.3 Bangladesh - Brick Kiln Efficiency 1.4 Renewable Energy Development Project 1.5 Grameen Shakti Solar Homes Project 1.6 Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Bangladesh Solar Home Systems project (1M - Active) EGY SEC ADJ CREDIT SUPPLEMENT (2.3M Active) Bangladesh - Brick Kiln Efficiency (N/A Active)

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Ghana-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Finance Country Ghana Western Africa References World Bank Project Database - Ghana [1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Ghana 1.1 Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant 1.2 Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) 1.3 Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project 1.4 Ghana Natural Resources and Environmental Governance 2 References Active World Bank Climate Projects in Ghana Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant (.2M - Active) Energy Development and Access Project - IBRD/IDA (90M - Active) Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project (5.5M - Active).

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Peru-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Peru-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro, Transportation, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Peru South America References World Bank Project Database - Peru[1] Contents 1 Active Projects 1.1 Water Resources Management Modernization - IBRD/IDA 1.2 PE Santa Rosa Hydro Carbon Finance 1.3 PERU - Poechos Hydropower Project 1.4 LIMA TRANSPORT 1.5 PE Huaycoloro Landfill Gas Recovery 2 References Active Projects The World Bank currently has the following climate projects active in Peru: Water Resources Management Modernization - IBRD/IDA (10M - Active) PE Santa Rosa Hydro Carbon Finance (1.5M) Carbon Offset PERU - Poechos Hydropower Project (1.2M) Carbon Offset

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Egypt-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Egypt-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Wind, Transportation Topics Background analysis Country Egypt Northern Africa References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Egypt 1.1 Egypt Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Program 1.2 EG-LAND FILLING AND PROCESING SERVICES FOR SOUTHERN ZONE IN CAIRO 1.3 Egypt - Wind Power Development Project 1.4 Pollution Abatement Project 1.5 ONYX solid Waste Alexandria 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Egypt Egypt Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Program (8.32M) Carbon Offset, Pipeline EG-LAND FILLING AND PROCESING SERVICES FOR SOUTHERN ZONE IN CAIRO

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Jordan-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Jordan-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Wind Topics Background analysis Country Jordan Western Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Jordan 1.1 Jordan Energy Efficiency 1.2 Promotion of a Wind Power Market 1.3 JO-Amman Landfill Gas Recovery 1.4 Integrated Ecosystems in the Jordan Rift Valley 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Jordan Jordan Energy Efficiency (1M) GEF Medium Sized Program Promotion of a Wind Power Market (6M) Global Environment Project JO-Amman Landfill Gas Recovery (15M) Carbon Offset Integrated Ecosystems in the Jordan Rift Valley (6.15M) Global

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Indonesia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Geothermal, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Indonesia 1.1 Pontianak - LFG Recovery Project, Carbon Offset 1.2 Makassar - TPA Tamangapa Landfill Methane Collection and Flaring 1.3 Geothermal Power Generation Development 1.4 Geothermal Clean Energy Investment Project 1.5 ID-PCF-Indonesia Lahendong Geothermal Project 1.6 ID-PCF-Indocement Cement, Carbon Offset 1.7 Bekasi Landfill Gas Flaring, Carbon Offset 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Indonesia Pontianak - LFG Recovery Project, Carbon Offset

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Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Colombia South America References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Colombia 1.1 Rio Frio Carbon Offset Project 1.2 Integrated Mass Transit Systems Second Additional Financing 1.3 Colombia: San Nicolas Carbon Sequestration Project 1.4 CO: Caribbean Savannah Carbon Sink project 1.5 Jepirachi Carbon Off Set Project, Carbon Offset 1.6 COLOMBIA - Amoya River Environmental Services, Carbon Offset 1.7 Colombia: Integrated National Adaptation Program Global Environment Project

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Philippines-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Country Philippines South-Eastern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in the Philippines 1.1 PH - Chiller Energy Efficiency Project (2.6M) Global Environment Project 1.2 Additional Financing for Rural Power (40M) IBRD/IDA 1.3 Northern Negros Geothermal Power Project (6.76M) Carbon Offset 1.4 20 MW Palinpinon II Geothermal Optimization Project, Carbon Offset 1.5 Laguna de Bay Community Watershed Rehab, Carbon Offset 1.6 Philippines: Northwind Bangui Bay Project (1.4M) Carbon Offset 1.7 EDSA Bus Reduction Project (6M) Carbon Offset

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Uncertainty in emissions projections for climate models  

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Future global climate projections are subject to large uncertainties. Major sources of this uncertainty are projections of anthropogenic emissions. We evaluate the uncertainty in future anthropogenic emissions using a ...

Webster, Mort David.; Babiker, Mustafa H.M.; Mayer, Monika.; Reilly, John M.; Harnisch, Jochen.; Hyman, Robert C.; Sarofim, Marcus C.; Wang, Chien.

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Mexico-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset Country Mexico Central America References World Bank Project Database - Mexico [1] Contents 1 Active World Bank climate projects in Mexico including 1.1 Urban Transport Transformation 1.2 Efficient Lighting and Appliances 1.3 Sustainable Transport and Air Quality 1.4 Sustainable Rural - IBRD 1.5 Sustainable Rural Development - GEF 1.6 Mexico Framework for Green Growth Development Policy Loan 1.7 Mexico Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Loan 2 References Active World Bank climate projects in Mexico including Urban Transport Transformation (180M Pipeline)

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Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation Topics Finance, Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Brazil UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References World Bank Project Database-Brazil[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Brazil 1.1 Sao Paulo Metro Line 5 Project 1.2 BR-GEF Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project (STAQ) 1.3 First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management 1.4 BR Nova Gerar Carbon Finance and Solid Waste Management Project II 1.5 BR Lages Woodwaste Cogeneration 1.6 PCF Sugar Bagasse Cogeneration Project 1.7 Nova Gerar Landfill Rio de Janeiro

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Global Climate & Energy ProjectGlobal & Energy Project STANFORD UNIVERSITY  

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from plants and animals to energy, and to determine the best conditions for doing so (see below). #12, and processes may have an enormous impact on the world's future energy consumption and environment. In orderGlobal Climate & Energy ProjectGlobal & Energy Project STANFORD UNIVERSITY Global Energy Climate

Nur, Amos

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India-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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India-World Bank Climate Projects India-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Country India Southern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in India 1.1 INDIA - Financing Energy Efficiency at SMEs 1.2 Karnataka Wind 1.3 Street Lighting Energy Efficiency 1.4 Sustainable Urban Transport Project 1.5 Karnataka Municipal Water Energy Efficiency Project 1.6 Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Security through Innovations in Land and Ecosystem Mgmt /Additional GEF financing to India NAIP 1.7 Chiller Energy Efficiency 1.8 INDIA Chiller Energy Effiency Carbon Finance Operation 1.9 Coal-Fired Generation Rehabilitation 1.10 India - Chiller Energy Efficiency Project - MP Component

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Kenya-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis UN Region Eastern Africa References UNDP Climate Projects Map [1] UNDP Climate Projects in Kenya Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with drought and climate change Coping with Drought and Climate Change Coping with Drought and Climate Change (4KEN05410) Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme in Kenya Kenya Sustainable Transport Development: "Road Bypass Constructions" on Major Urban Centres along the Northern Corridor in Kenya Regional Project Building capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC (Completed)

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Environment/Climate Programs/Projects in PML  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environment/Climate Programs/Projects in PML. Aperture area measurements. Applied spectroradiometry and imaging metrology. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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South Africa-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Activities Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-World Bank Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Country South Africa Southern Africa References World Bank Climate Project Database - South Africa[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in South Africa 1.1 South African Cities EE and RE program 1.2 RE Market Transformation - Global Env. Project 1.3 ESKOM Power Investment Support Project 1.4 Durban Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Project, Carbon Offset 2 References Active World Bank Climate Projects in South Africa South African Cities EE and RE program (.4M - Active) RE Market Transformation - Global Env. Project (6M - Active) ESKOM Power Investment Support Project - IBRD/IDA (3750M -

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Peru-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Country Peru South America References UNDP Climate Project Map[1] UNDP Climate Activities in Peru Integrated and adaptive management of environmental resources and climatic risks in High Andean micro-watersheds Peru National Capacity Self Assessment (Completed) Peru Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Photovoltaic-based Rural Electrification in Peru (complete) Program to substitute domestic consumption of kerosene with Liquid Petroleum Gas, and substitute traditional wood stoves with efficient wood stoves in Peru Promoting sustainable land management in Las Bambas, Peru Regional Project: Leveraging Carbon Finance for Sustainable

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Kenya-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Activities World Bank Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Kenya-World Bank Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Topics Background analysis Country Kenya Eastern Africa References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Kenya 1.1 Kenya: Adaptation to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (KACCAL) (5.5 M) Global Environment Project, Pipeline 1.2 Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (1M) Carbon Offset, Pipeline 1.3 CF Kengen, Kiambere, Tana, Eburru (2.77 M) Carbon Offset 1.4 Kenya KenGen Carbon Finance umbrella, Carbon Offset 1.5 Western Kenya Integrated Ecosystem Management Project (4.1M) Global Environment Project

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Using and Designing GCM–RCM Ensemble Regional Climate Projections  

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Multimodel ensembles, whereby different global climate models (GCMs) and regional climate models (RCMs) are combined, have been widely used to explore uncertainties in regional climate projections. In this study, the extent to which information ...

Elizabeth J. Kendon; Richard G. Jones; Erik Kjellström; James M. Murphy

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards | Open Energy  

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Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards Agency/Company /Organization: The Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Sector: Land Topics: Implementation, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climate-standards.org/standards/pdf/ccb_standards_second_edition_d Climate Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards Screenshot References: Biodiversity Standards[1] "The CCB Standards have become the most widely used and respected international standard for the multiple-benefits of land-based carbon projects." References ↑ "Biodiversity Standards"

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Presidential Climate Action Project | Open Energy Information  

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Presidential Climate Action Project Presidential Climate Action Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Presidential Climate Action Project Place Denver, Colorado Zip 80217-3364 Product Denver-based initiative administered by the Wirth Chair, School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado. It was established to push the envelope of public policy with regards to climate and energy issues. Coordinates 39.74001°, -104.992259° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.74001,"lon":-104.992259,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Ghana-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Topics Background analysis Website http://ccmap.undp.org/ Country Ghana Western Africa References UNDP Interactive Climate Projects Map[1] Ghana (17) Climate Change Adaptation Programme Climate Change and Development - Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CCDARE) Enhancing Access to Sustainable Energy Services Enhancing Access to Sustainable Energy Services for the Poor in Ghana Ghana National Capacity Assessment (Completed) Ghana: Establishing an Effective and Sustainable Structure for Implementing Multilateral Environment Agreements Ghana: Second national Communication to the UNFCCC Global Village Energy Partnership - Energy for Poverty Reduction Action Plan (Completed)

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Challenges in Combining Projections from Multiple Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent coordinated efforts, in which numerous general circulation climate models have been run for a common set of experiments, have produced large datasets of projections of future climate for various scenarios. Those multimodel ensembles sample ...

Reto Knutti; Reinhard Furrer; Claudia Tebaldi; Jan Cermak; Gerald A. Meehl

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Economic and Climate Projections for Impact Assessment  

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We designed scenarios for impact assessment that explicitly address policy choices and uncertainty in climate response. Economic projections and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions for the “no climate policy” scenario ...

Paltsev, Sergey

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Projection of Climate Change onto Modes of Atmospheric Variability  

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Two possible interpretations of forced climate change view it as projecting, either linearly or nonlinearly, onto the dominant modes of variability of the climate system. An evaluation of these two interpretations is performed using annual mean ...

DáithíA. Stone; Andrew J. Weaver; Ronald J. Stouffer

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change Impacts & Activities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Introduction to Pew Center Introduction to Pew Center * Established in 1998 as an independent, non- partisan climate organization * Three-fold structure - a "do" tank: - Research - 100+ reports over 10 years - Actively advise on policy - state, federal, international - Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) o 46 companies o $2 trillion in revenues o Nearly 4 million employees Introduction to BELC Introduction to BELC 3 Efficiency Project Overview

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Regional Climate Simulations for Impact Assessment: Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) Interim Report -- 1998  

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This project provides the first direct intercomparison of regional climate model predictions with observations, as a means to quantify the uncertainties in future predictions of climate change. Results from regional climate model simulations will be inputs to national and international assessments of possible future climate change and impacts due to increased emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EDITORIAL ESSAY A "Manhattan Project" for climate change?  

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EDITORIAL ESSAY A "Manhattan Project" for climate change? Chi-Jen Yang & Michael Oppenheimer in a timely fashion only through a crash research and development program similar to the Manhattan Project of a "Manhattan Project" on Climate Change would be low-carbon technologies for energy generation and use

Oppenheimer, Michael

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Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project | Department of Energy  

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Emerging Technologies » Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project Emerging Technologies » Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project The U.S. Department of Energy is currently conducting research into cold climate heat pumps. The research is designed to overcome technical and economic barriers that limit market penetration in cold climates. Project Description This project seeks to develop a high-performance, cold climate heat pump technology using multi-stage compressor technology. Several vapor compression cycle configurations are being examined and optimized for superior performance. Target performance and preliminary results will be used to perform a detailed market assessment in order to investigate the national impact and potential market penetration. Project Partners Research is being undertaken through a cooperative research and development

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Ukraine-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Ukraine-World Bank Climate Projects AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Country Ukraine Eastern Europe...

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Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches...  

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Economic Evaluation of...

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Georgia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Bank Climate Projects AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro Topics Background analysis Website http:web.worldbank.orgexter Country...

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Long-Term Climate Commitments Projected with Climate–Carbon Cycle Models  

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Eight earth system models of intermediate complexity (EMICs) are used to project climate change commitments for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Simulations are run until the year ...

G.-K. Plattner; R. Knutti; F. Joos; T. F. Stocker; W. von Bloh; V. Brovkin; D. Cameron; E. Driesschaert; S. Dutkiewicz; M. Eby; N. R. Edwards; T. Fichefet; J. C. Hargreaves; C. D. Jones; M. F. Loutre; H. D. Matthews; A. Mouchet; S. A. Müller; S. Nawrath; A. Price; A. Sokolov; K. M. Strassmann; A. J. Weaver

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change Projections in CCSM4  

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Results are presented from experiments performed with the Community Climate System Model, version 4 (CCSM4) for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5). These include multiple ensemble members of twentieth-century climate with ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington; Julie M. Arblaster; Aixue Hu; Haiyan Teng; Claudia Tebaldi; Benjamin N. Sanderson; Jean-Francois Lamarque; Andrew Conley; Warren G. Strand; James B. White III

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Republic of Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Republic of Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Republic of Macedonia UN Region Southern Europe References World Bank-Macedonia[1] World Bank Active Climate Projects in the Republic of Macedonia Sustainable Energy GEF Project Sustainable Energy GEF Project "The development objective of the Sustainable Energy Project of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is to develop a sustainable market for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) by supporting the development of an enabling framework, institutional capacity, and necessary

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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project | Open Energy  

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Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Agency/Company /Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.fao.org/climatechan Program Start 2010 References Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project[1] "The main goal of this project is to support efforts to mitigate climate change through agriculture in developing countries and move towards carbon friendly agricultural practices. The aim of the project is to help realise the substantial mitigation potential of agriculture, especially that of smallholders in developing countries. If the right changes are implemented in production systems,

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NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Activities Climate Activities (Redirected from Climate Activities at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio References NREL[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. NREL plays a leading role with international climate and clean energy initiatives that achieve large greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions through accelerated renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) use. These include: Low Carbon Communities of the Americas Climate Technology Initiative Integrated Environmental Strategies Program Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Secretariat for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

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NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Activities Activities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio References NREL[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. NREL plays a leading role with international climate and clean energy initiatives that achieve large greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions through accelerated renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) use. These include: Low Carbon Communities of the Americas Climate Technology Initiative Integrated Environmental Strategies Program Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Secretariat for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

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Mexico-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Country Mexico Central America References UNDP Climate Project Map1 UNDP Climate Projects in Mexico...

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for  

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Agency/Company /Organization: Global Environment Facility Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Adaptation, Policies/deployment programs Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/ENVIRONMENT/Resources/DevCC1_Adaptation.pd Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Screenshot References: Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond[1] Overview "This paper identifies key challenges and solutions for carrying out

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Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit | Open Energy  

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Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air Asia, International Resources Group (IRG), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Planning Sector: Land Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website: cleanairinitiative.org/portal/toolkitLGUs Country: Philippines UN Region: South-Eastern Asia References: CEnergy Toolkit[1]

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Projecting “Normals” in a Nonstationary Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate “normals” are statistical estimates of present and/or near-future climate means for such quantities as seasonal temperature or precipitation. In a changing climate, simply averaging a large number of previous years of data may not be the ...

D. S. Wilks

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USAID-Central Asian Republics Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID-Central Asian Republics Climate Activities USAID-Central Asian Republics Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name USAID-Central Asian Republics Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia References USAID Climate Activities [1] "USAID activities in the Central Asian Republics have assisted countries in developing extensive greenhouse gas mitigation and energy efficiency projects. Primarily through training and technical assistance, USAID continues to support the region in these endeavors and is helping them move

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Stanford- Global Climate and Energy Project | Open Energy Information  

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Stanford- Global Climate and Energy Project Stanford- Global Climate and Energy Project Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Stanford- Global Climate and Energy Project Name Stanford- Global Climate and Energy Project Address 473 Via Ortega Place Stanford, California Zip 94305 Region Bay Area Coordinates 37.427774°, -122.175672° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.427774,"lon":-122.175672,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Considerations in the Selection of Global Climate Models for Regional Climate Projections: The Arctic as a Case Study  

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Climate projections at regional scales are in increased demand from management agencies and other stakeholders. While global atmosphere–ocean climate models provide credible quantitative estimates of future climate at continental scales and above,...

James E. Overland; Muyin Wang; Nicholas A. Bond; John E. Walsh; Vladimir M. Kattsov; William L. Chapman

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observed and Projected Future Shifts of Climatic Zones in Europe and Their Use to Visualize Climate Change Information  

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A Web site questionnaire survey in Finland suggested that maps illustrating projected shifts of Köppen climatic zones are an effective visualization tool for disseminating climate change information. The climate classification is based on ...

Kirsti Jylhä; Heikki Tuomenvirta; Kimmo Ruosteenoja; Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts; Krista Keisu; Juha A. Karhu

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Seamless Prediction: Calibration of Climate Change Projections Using Seasonal Forecasts  

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Trustworthy probabilistic projections of regional climate are essential for society to plan for future climate change, and yet, by the nonlinear nature of climate, finite computational models of climate are inherently deficient in their ability ...

T. N. Palmer; F. J. Doblas-Reyes; A. Weisheimer; M. J. Rodwell

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nepal-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID Climate Activities USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal[1] USAID/Nepal has strategically focused on climate-friendly energy projects and governance programs. In the area of clean energy production, USAID is supporting efforts to develop small- and medium-scale hydropower plants as an alternative to unclean biofuels. By improving governance practices, USAID is empowering communities and civil society groups to more effectively manage natural resources and conserve biodiversity. Over the past few years, USAID has assisted the Government of Nepal's

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Armenia-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Armenia-USAID Climate Activities Armenia-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Armenia-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Biomass, Solar Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Armenia Western Asia References USAID Armenia[1] "USAID's energy programs in Armenia have helped to diversify energy sources, improve energy efficiency, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, all of which have greatly helped in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. Maintaining energy projects in Armenia will further support USAID's objectives, especially with the assistance of the private sector

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Economic effects of projected climate change on outdoor recreation in Tennessee.  

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Climate change projections from three General Circulation Models were used to adjust the temperature and precipitation in 2030 and 2080 in each of five ecological provinces in Tennessee to estimate the direct economic effects of the projected changes on recreation using the Tourism Climatic Index. The indirect effects on recreation were evaluated qualitatively, based on current demand for the unique values associated with current conditions. The results of the direct impact evaluation reveal that climate change will have variable effects on recreational activities in Tennessee. The magnitude and direction of the effects vary by the recreational activity involved, patterns of precipitation and temperature regimes, and specific location in Tennessee. Recreational activities such as rock climbing, winter activities independent of snow, and whitewater boating are likely to benefit from projected climate changes due to increased temperatures in the winter months. Summer-based activities such as lake recreation and camping are likely to decline with increasing seasonal temperatures. The indirect effects of climate change on recreation are likely to have a larger effect than the direct impacts of climatic variables.

Hodges, Donald G. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Fogel, Jonah [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Lannom, Karen O. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tharp, M Lynn [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vietnam-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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generation projects not exceeding 30 MW. The third component of the project is pipeline development. This component will support activities to facilitate the development of...

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Event:CCCCC and SPREP-Future Climate Change Projects | Open Energy...  

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Projects Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png CCCCC and SPREP-Future Climate Change Projects: 1:30pm- on 20111201 CCCCC and SPREP-Future Climate Change Projects Event Details...

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DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate  

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3 » DOE Projects 3 » DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate News Featured Articles 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Science Headlines Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 11.19.13 DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate Green Ocean Amazon 2014, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, is an interagency, international campaign with the overarching goal of advancing the understanding of how land-atmosphere processes affect tropical hydrology and climate within the Amazon Basin. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $1.9 million

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Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Sector Land Focus Area Forestry...

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Peru-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Peru-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Peru-USAID Climate Activities AgencyCompany Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land...

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Active Project Justification Statements  

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Project Justification Statements Project Justification Statements Date Received PJS Number Title Owner / Author Status ORG Due Date 10/26/2012 PJS-2012-007 Cost Benefit Analysis for Nuclear Facility Accident Prevention or Mitigation Design Options, Project Justification 1/9/2013 PJS-2013-01 DOE HDBK of Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment 6/24/2013 PJS-2013-03 Review and Approval of Nuclear Facility

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Colombia-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Colombia-UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Country Colombia South America References UNDP Climate Activities Map[1] UNDP Climate Activities in Colombia Biomass Energy in Colombia (Completed) Colombia Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Integrating Climate Change Risks into National Development Processes and UN Country Programming for the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Colombia Integration of ecosystems and adaptation to climate change in the Colombian Massif National awareness campaign on climate change "Fall in love with your Planet", Colombia Strengthening the National Climate Change Office in Colombia

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Global Climate and Energy Project | Open Energy Information  

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Project Project Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Global Climate and Energy Project Name Global Climate and Energy Project Address 473 Via Ortega, Suite 324 Place Stanford, California Zip 94305 Region Bay Area Number of employees 201-500 Year founded 2002 Phone number (650) 725-3230 Coordinates 37.428392°, -122.175919° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.428392,"lon":-122.175919,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Regional Changes in Wind Energy Potential over Europe Using Regional Climate Model Ensemble Projections  

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The impact of climate change on wind power generation potentials over Europe is investigated by considering ensemble projections from two regional climate models (RCMs) driven by a global climate model (GCM). Wind energy density and its ...

Hanna Hueging; Rabea Haas; Kai Born; Daniela Jacob; Joaquim G. Pinto

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in climate change projections of the Hadley circulation: the role of internal variability  

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The uncertainty arising from internal climate variability in climate change projections of the Hadley circulation (HC) is presently unknown. In this paper it is quantified by analyzing a 40-member ensemble of integrations of the Community Climate ...

Sarah M. Kang; Clara Deser; Lorenzo M. Polvani

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Usable Science? The U.K. Climate Projections 2009 and Decision Support for Adaptation Planning  

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With future changes in climate being inevitable, adaptation planning has become a policy priority. A central element in adaptation planning is scientific expertise and knowledge of what the future climate may hold. The U.K. Climate Projections ...

Samuel Tang; Suraje Dessai

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in Climate Change Projections of the Hadley Circulation: The Role of Internal Variability  

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The uncertainty arising from internal climate variability in climate change projections of the Hadley circulation (HC) is presently unknown. In this paper it is quantified by analyzing a 40-member ensemble of integrations of the Community Climate ...

Sarah M. Kang; Clara Deser; Lorenzo M. Polvani

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Projections for the State of Washington  

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Global climate models do not have sufficient spatial resolution to represent the atmospheric and land surface processes that determine the unique regional heterogeneity of the climate of the State of Washington. If future large-scale weather patterns interact differently with the local terrain and coastlines than current weather patterns, local changes in temperature and precipitation could be quite different from the coarse-scale changes projected by global models. Regional climate models explicitly simulate the interactions between the large-scale weather patterns simulated by a global model and the local terrain. We have performed two 100-year climate simulations using the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). One simulation is forced by the NCAR Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) and the second is forced by a simulation of the Max Plank Institute, Hamburg, global model (ECHAM5). The mesoscale simulations produce regional changes in snow cover, cloudiness, and circulation patterns associated with interactions between the large-scale climate change and the regional topography and land-water contrasts. These changes substantially alter the temperature and precipitation trends over the region relative to the global model result or statistical downscaling. To illustrate this effect, we analyze the changes from the current climate (1970-1999) to the mid 21st century (2030-2059). Changes in seasonal-mean temperature, precipitation, and snowpack are presented. Several climatological indices of extreme daily weather are also presented: precipitation intensity, fraction of precipitation occurring in extreme daily events, heat wave frequency, growing season length, and frequency of warm nights. Despite somewhat different changes in seasonal precipitation and temperature from the two regional simulations, consistent results for changes in snowpack and extreme precipitation are found in both simulations.

Salathe, E.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Qian, Yun; Zhang, Yongxin

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Ohio River Basin Trading Project Joint Session: Air, Water, Climate  

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) project managers in air, water, and climate programs are working together to address the complex, interrelated issues associated with water and air quality in the United States. This session provided background and told the story of the pilot effort in the Ohio River Basin to develop broad, nontraditional collaborations that will support multi-stakeholder programs for water quality trading, carbon trading, and ecosystem services protection. Through this pilot effo...

2010-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty quantification of US Southwest climate from IPCC projections.  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) made extensive use of coordinated simulations by 18 international modeling groups using a variety of coupled general circulation models (GCMs) with different numerics, algorithms, resolutions, physics models, and parameterizations. These simulations span the 20th century and provide forecasts for various carbon emissions scenarios in the 21st century. All the output from this panoply of models is made available to researchers on an archive maintained by the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) at LLNL. I have downloaded this data and completed the first steps toward a statistical analysis of these ensembles for the US Southwest. This constitutes the final report for a late start LDRD project. Complete analysis will be the subject of a forthcoming report.

Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biases and Model Agreement in Projections of Climate Extremes over the Tropical Pacific  

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Using the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3) general circulation models (GCMs), projections of a range of climate extremes are explored for the western Pacific. These projections include the 1-in-20-yr return levels and a ...

Sarah E. Perkins

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Projections and Uncertainties of U.S. Summer Heat Waves  

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Regional climate model (RCM) simulations, driven by low and high climate-sensitivity coupled general circulation models (CGCMs) under various future emissions scenarios, were compared to projected changes in heat wave characteristics. The RCM ...

Kenneth E. Kunkel; Xin-Zhong Liang; Jinhong Zhu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Uncertainty Induced by the Virtual Salt Flux Assumption in Climate Simulations and Future Projections  

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The unphysical virtual salt flux (VSF) formulation widely used in the ocean component of climate models has the potential to cause systematic and significant biases in modeling the climate system and projecting its future evolution. Here a ...

Jianjun Yin; Ronald J. Stouffer; Michael J. Spelman; Stephen M. Griffies

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revolutionizing Climate Modeling with Project Athena: A Multi-Institutional, International Collaboration  

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The importance of using dedicated high-end computing resources to enable high spatial resolution in global climate models and advance knowledge of the climate system has been evaluated in an international collaboration called Project Athena. Inspired by ...

J. L. Kinter; III; B. Cash; D. Achuthavarier; J. Adams; E. Altshuler; P. Dirmeyer; B. Doty; B. Huang; E. K. Jin; L. Marx; J. Manganello; C. Stan; T. Wakefield; T. Palmer; M. Hamrud; T. Jung; M. Miller; P. Towers; N. Wedi; M. Satoh; H. Tomita; C. Kodama; T. Nasuno; K. Oouchi; Y. Yamada; H. Taniguchi; P. Andrews; T. Baer; M. Ezell; C. Halloy; D. John; B. Loftis; R. Mohr; K. Wong

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Activities implemented jointly: First report to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Accomplishments and descriptions of projects accepted under the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation  

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More than 150 countries are now Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which seeks, as its ultimate objective, to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. As a step toward this goal, all Parties are to take measures to mitigate climate change and to promote and cooperate in the development and diffusion of technologies and practices that control or reduce emissions and enhance sinks of greenhouse gases. In the US view, efforts between countries or entities within them to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions undertaken cooperatively--called joint implementation (JI)--holds significant potential both for combating the threat of global warming and for promoting sustainable development. To develop and operationalize the JI concept, the US launched its Initiative on Joint Implementation (USIJI) in October 1993, and designed the program to attract private sector resources and to encourage the diffusion of innovative technologies to mitigate climate change. The USIJI provides a mechanism for investments by US entities in projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and has developed a set of criteria for evaluating proposed projects for their potential to reduce net GHG emissions.

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1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active DOE Technical Standards Projects  

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Active) Active) Project Number Title Document ID SLM / ORG Author / Phone / Email Status / Status Date P1073- 2003REV Configuration Management DOE-STD-1073-2003REV James O'Brien (HS-33) Mary Frances Haughey (301) 903-2867 mary.haughey@hq.doe.gov Initiated - In Development 01/24/2013 P1095- 2011REV Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program External Dosimatry Technical Standard

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ESTIMATING RISK TO CALIFORNIA ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM PROJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE  

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This report outlines the results of a study of the impact of climate change on the energy infrastructure of California and the San Francisco Bay region, including impacts on power plant generation; transmission line and substation capacity during heat spells; wildfires near transmission lines; sea level encroachment upon power plants, substations, and natural gas facilities; and peak electrical demand. Some end-of-century impacts were projected:Expected warming will decrease gas-fired generator efficiency. The maximum statewide coincident loss is projected at 10.3 gigawatts (with current power plant infrastructure and population), an increase of 6.2 percent over current temperature-induced losses. By the end of the century, electricity demand for almost all summer days is expected to exceed the current ninetieth percentile per-capita peak load. As much as 21 percent growth is expected in ninetieth percentile peak demand (per-capita, exclusive of population growth). When generator losses are included in the demand, the ninetieth percentile peaks may increase up to 25 percent. As the climate warms, California's peak supply capacity will need to grow faster than the population.Substation capacity is projected to decrease an average of 2.7 percent. A 5C (9F) air temperature increase (the average increase predicted for hot days in August) will diminish the capacity of a fully-loaded transmission line by an average of 7.5 percent.The potential exposure of transmission lines to wildfire is expected to increase with time. We have identified some lines whose probability of exposure to fire are expected to increase by as much as 40 percent. Up to 25 coastal power plants and 86 substations are at risk of flooding (or partial flooding) due to sea level rise.

Sathaye, Jayant; Dale, Larry; Larsen, Peter; Fitts, Gary; Koy, Kevin; Lewis, Sarah; Lucena, Andre

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Drought due to Historic Climate Variability and Projected Future Climate Change in the Midwestern United States  

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Understanding the occurrence and variability of drought events in historic and projected future climate is essential to managing natural resources and setting policy. The Midwest region is a key contributor in corn and soybean production, and the ...

Vimal Mishra; Keith A. Cherkauer; Shraddhanand Shukla

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uganda-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Uganda-USAID Climate Activities Uganda-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Uganda-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Focus Area Forestry, Agriculture Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Uganda Eastern Africa References USAID Uganda [1] "USAID works to sustain and conserve biodiversity as well as mitigate climate change impacts in Uganda by implementing innovative programs in conservation, agroforestry, farmland and watershed restoration and by promoting environmental management best practices." References ↑ "USAID Uganda" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Uganda-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=329366"

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Ecuador-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Activities Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Ecuador-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Ecuador South America References Ecuador[1] "USAID's support of improved resources management and conservation has helped Ecuador achieve sustainable development and higher environmental standards. By preserving natural resources such as carbon-storing forests, USAID has assisted Ecuador to mitigate climate change while simultaneously protecting vulnerable ecosystems." References ↑ "Ecuador" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ecuador-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=328615"

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low  

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1] SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Screenshot

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ESTIMATING RISK TO CALIFORNIA ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM PROJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE  

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Future Residential Electricity Demand." Energy Institute atClimate change and electricity demand in California. ”Climate change and electricity demand in California. ”

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural...

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Identification of Nonlinear Behavior in Transient Climate Change Projections of Soil Moisture over the United States  

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While most projections of climate change and its regional impacts focus on overall changes in the state of the climate system, useful information can also be found in the evolution of the climate system from one state to another. Here the authors ...

Bruce T. Anderson; Catherine Reifen; Ralf Toumi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UK Climate Change Projects Office | Open Energy Information  

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Office Office Jump to: navigation, search Name UK Climate Change Projects Office Place London, United Kingdom Zip SW1W 9SS Product Government advisory office set up to assist UK businesses who wish to pursue opportunities arising from the Kyoto Protocol. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Climate Change Projections in CESM1(CAM5) Compared to CCSM4  

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Future climate change projections for phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) are presented for the Community Earth System Model version 1 that includes the Community Atmospheric Model version 5 [CESM1(CAM5)]. These results ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington; Julie M. Arblaster; Aixue Hu; Haiyan Teng; Jennifer E. Kay; Andrew Gettelman; David M. Lawrence; Benjamin M. Sanderson; Warren G. Strand

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate...  

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National...

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North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments: Part III: Assessment of 21st Century Projections  

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In Part 3 of a three-part study on North American climate in Coupled Model Intercomparison project (CMIP5) models, we examine projections of 21st century climate in the RCP8.5 emission experiments. This paper summarizes and synthesizes results ...

Eric D. Maloney; Suzana J. Camargo; Edmund Chang; Brian Colle; Rong Fu; Kerrie L. Geil; Qi Hu; Xianan Jiang; Nathaniel Johnson; Kristopher B. Karnauskas; James Kinter; Benjamin Kirtman; Sanjiv Kumar; Baird Langenbrunner; Kelly Lombardo; Lindsey N. Long; Annarita Mariotti; Joyce E. Meyerson; Kingtse C. Mo; J. David Neelin; Zaitao Pan; Richard Seager; Yolande Serra; Anji Seth; Justin Sheffield; Julienne Stroeve; Jeanne Thibeault; Shang-Ping Xie; Chunzai Wang; Bruce Wyman; Ming Zhao

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Dynamical Downscaling Projections of Twenty-First-Century Atlantic Hurricane Activity: CMIP3 and CMIP5 Model-Based Scenarios  

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Twenty-first-century projections of Atlantic climate change are downscaled to explore the robustness of potential changes in hurricane activity. Multimodel ensembles using the phase 3 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3)/Special ...

Thomas R. Knutson; Joseph J. Sirutis; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Stephen Garner; Ming Zhao; Hyeong-Seog Kim; Morris Bender; Robert E. Tuleya; Isaac M. Held; Gabriele Villarini

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bolivia-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Bolivia-USAID Climate Activities Bolivia-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Bolivia-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Focus Area Industry Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Bolivia South America References Bolivia[1] "USAID's climate change activities in Bolivia promote sustainable land use and forestry management practices, improve the management of parks and protected areas, and support redesign of industrial production processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Local capacity building, training, and public-private partnerships that promote environmental and resource protection are important strategies in these endeavors."

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Impacts of Future Climate Change on California Perennial Crop Yields: Model Projections with Climate and Crop Uncertainties  

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Most research on the agricultural impacts of climate change has focused on the major annual crops, yet perennial cropping systems are less adaptable and thus potentially more susceptible to damage. Improved assessments of yield responses to future climate are needed to prioritize adaptation strategies in the many regions where perennial crops are economically and culturally important. These impact assessments, in turn, must rely on climate and crop models that contain often poorly defined uncertainties. We evaluated the impact of climate change on six major perennial crops in California: wine grapes, almonds, table grapes, oranges, walnuts, and avocados. Outputs from multiple climate models were used to evaluate climate uncertainty, while multiple statistical crop models, derived by resampling historical databases, were used to address crop response uncertainties. We find that, despite these uncertainties, climate change in California is very likely to put downward pressure on yields of almonds, walnuts, avocados, and table grapes by 2050. Without CO{sub 2} fertilization or adaptation measures, projected losses range from 0 to >40% depending on the crop and the trajectory of climate change. Climate change uncertainty generally had a larger impact on projections than crop model uncertainty, although the latter was substantial for several crops. Opportunities for expansion into cooler regions are identified, but this adaptation would require substantial investments and may be limited by non-climatic constraints. Given the long time scales for growth and production of orchards and vineyards ({approx}30 years), climate change should be an important factor in selecting perennial varieties and deciding whether and where perennials should be planted.

Lobell, D; Field, C; Cahill, K; Bonfils, C

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Climate Time-Machine: 20th Century Reanalysis Project Explores Earth's  

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Climate Time-Machine Climate Time-Machine Climate Time-Machine 20th Century Reanalysis Project Explores Earth's Past and Future Climate January 25, 2011 | Tags: Climate Research, Franklin Berkeley Lab Contact: Jon Bashor, jbashor@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 5849 Wiley-Blackwell Contact: Ben Norman, lifesciencenews@wiley.com,+44(0)1243 770 375 Science Contact: Jeffrey Whitaker, Jeffrey.S.Whitaker@noaa.gov, +1 303 497 6313 2011-01-25-20C-Climate.jpg A dust storm approaching Stratford, TX on April 18, 1935. The 20th Century Reanalysis Project will provide missing information about the conditions in which early-century extreme climate events occurred, such as the prolonged drought that led to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. From the hurricane that smashed into New York in 1938 to the impact of the

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and  

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1]

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Honduras-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID Climate Activities USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Honduras-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References Honuduras[1] "USAID's crosscutting environmental program in Honduras has assisted the country in protecting its natural resources, thus increasing the resilience of ecosystems and mitigating the potential effects of climate change. Through continued USAID assistance, Honduras will likely maintain and expand its protection of carbon stocks as well as increase its capacity to deal with natural disasters." References ↑ "Honuduras"

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Guatemala-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID Climate Activities USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Guatemala USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Guatemala Central America References Guatemala[1] "USAID is succeeding in preserving the environmentally significant lands of Guatemala primarily through protected area management, training and technical assistance, and vulnerability reduction and adaptation. Simultaneously, these efforts have addressed the issue of climate change by preserving carbon stocks and building the capacity of the Guatemalans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." References ↑ "Guatemala"

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Albania-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Albania-USAID Climate Activities Albania-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Albania-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Albania Southern Europe References USAID Albania [1] "USAID's support of energy sector initiatives has facilitated environmentally friendly sustainable development in Albania. USAID and its partners and collaborators will assist Albania's current and future efforts in mitigating the effects of climate change through energy sector privatization, increased energy efficiency, and promoting energy sector investment." References ↑ "USAID Albania" Retrieved from

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural variability of Earth's climate system and relate those processes to possible future manifestations of anthropogenic climate change. This work utilizes an emerging class of Earth System Models that include detailed physical, chemical, and biological processes as well as interactions and feedbacks in the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, to carry out policy-relevant adaptation/mitigation scenarios. This involves using CCSM3.5 and CCSM4 at resolutions higher than ever possible before. Why it Matters: These studies will provide data for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5). The 2007 IPCC

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Paraguay-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Paraguay-USAID Climate Activities Paraguay-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Paraguay-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Paraguay South America References USAID Paraguay[1] "USAID's activities in Paraguay have not only succeeded in increasing public participation in the process of environmental awareness, but have also significantly helped mitigate the effects of climate change. Through USAID's support for the conservation of natural resources and management of protected areas, crucial carbon stocks have been preserved, as has important biodiversity." References ↑ "USAID Paraguay" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Paraguay-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=329073"

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Northern Hemisphere Stationary Waves in Future Climate Projections  

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The response of the atmospheric large-scale circulation to an enhanced greenhouse gas (GHG) forcing varies among coupled global climate model (CGCM) simulations. In this study, 16 CGCM simulations of the response of the climate system to a 1% yr?...

Jenny Brandefelt; Heiner Körnich

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mexico-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID Climate Activities USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Industry, Forestry Topics GHG inventory, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Mexico Central America References USAID Mexico[1] "USAID/Mexico supports an environmental program that seeks to protect biodiversity, promote energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and decrease Mexico's vulnerability to climate change. The Mission's climate change activities have focused in particular on forest conservation, renewable energy, and clean production systems that mitigate GHG emissions." References ↑ "USAID Mexico" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Mexico-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=3831

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Madagascar-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Madagascar-USAID Climate Activities Madagascar-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Madagascar-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Madagascar Eastern Africa References USAID Madagascar[1] "USAID continues to be a principal supporter in preserving Madagascar's rich forests. This not only helps protect one of the world's most unique repositories of biodiversity, but also greatly assists in mitigating the effects of climate change through maintaining Madagascar's extensive carbon sinks." References ↑ "USAID Madagascar" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Madagascar-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=328934"

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ENSO Amplitude Changes due to Climate Change Projections in Different Coupled Models  

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Four climate system models are chosen here for an analysis of ENSO amplitude changes in 4 × CO2 climate change projections. Despite the large changes in the tropical Pacific mean state, the changes in ENSO amplitude are highly model dependant. To ...

Sang-Wook Yeh; Ben P. Kirtman

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Georgia-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Georgia-USAID Climate Activities Georgia-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Georgia-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://georgia.usaid.gov/about Country Georgia (country) Western Asia References USAID Georgia [1] "USAID's activities in Georgia have addressed the country's challenges in the energy sector primarily through policy reform, renewable energy, and alternative sources of energy. Increasing energy efficiency is a prerequisite for reducing emissions in Georgia, and USAID plans to continue its support with these initiatives." References ↑ "USAID Georgia"

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The CIRCE Simulations: Regional Climate Change Projections with Realistic Representation of the Mediterranean Sea  

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In this article, the authors describe an innovative multimodel system developed within the Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE) European Union (EU) Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) project and used to produce ...

S. Gualdi; S. Somot; L. Li; V. Artale; M. Adani; A. Bellucci; A. Braun; S. Calmanti; A. Carillo; A. Dell'Aquila; M. Déqué; C. Dubois; A. Elizalde; A. Harzallah; D. Jacob; B. L'Hévéder; W. May; P. Oddo; P. Ruti; A. Sanna; G. Sannino; E. Scoccimarro; F. Sevault; A. Navarra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Consistency between Statistically Downscaled and Global Dynamical Model Climate Change Projections  

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The consistency between rainfall projections obtained from direct climate model output and statistical downscaling is evaluated. Results are averaged across an area large enough to overcome the difference in spatial scale between these two types ...

B. Timbal; P. Hope; S. Charles

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Projections of 21st Century Climate Change over Northern Eurasia  

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We present probabilistic projections of 21st century climate change over Northern Eurasia using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model (IGSM), an integrated assessment model that ...

Monier, Erwan

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainties in CMIP5 climate projections due to carbon cycle feedbacks  

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In the context of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5, most climate simulations use prescribed atmospheric CO2 concentration and therefore do not interactively include the effect of carbon cycle feedbacks. However, the RCP8.5 scenario ...

Pierre Friedlingstein; Malte Meinshausen; Vivek K. Arora; Chris D. Jones; Alessandro Anav; Spencer K. Liddicoat; Reto Knutti

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On the Robustness of Emergent Constraints Used in Multimodel Climate Change Projections of Arctic Warming  

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Statistical relationships between future and historical model runs in multimodel ensembles (MMEs) are increasingly exploited to make more constrained projections of climate change. However, such emergent constraints may be spurious and can arise ...

Thomas J. Bracegirdle; David B. Stephenson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realism of the Indian Ocean Dipole in CMIP5 models: the implication for climate projections  

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An assessment of how well climate models simulate the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is undertaken using 20 coupled models that have partaken in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). Compared to CMIP3 models, no substantial ...

Evan Weller; Wenju Cai

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Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, New Brunswick Laboratory - November 2011 Orientation Visit to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant,...

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Russia-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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USAID Climate Activities USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Russia-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Partner U.S. Forest Service Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Russia Eastern Europe References USAID Russia[1] "Currently, USAID/Russia addresses global climate change issues through its support to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Forests play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change; therefore establishing good management practices and avoiding deforestation are critical. USFS collaboration with Russia focuses on sustainable forest management topics, including inventory and monitoring, fire management, illegal logging, and

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Regional Meteorological–Marine Reanalyses and Climate Change Projections  

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A compilation of coastal weather analyses and climate change scenarios for the future for northern Europe from various sources is presented. They contain no direct measurements but results from numerical models that have been driven either by ...

Ralf Weisse; Hans von Storch; Ulrich Callies; Alena Chrastansky; Frauke Feser; Iris Grabemann; Heinz Günther; Jörg Winterfeldt; Katja Woth; Andreas Pluess; Thomas Stoye; Jan Tellkamp

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodological Approaches to Projecting the Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change  

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Climate change due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG) is expected to have important impacts on water resources, with a variety of societal impacts. Recent research has shown that applying different methodologies to assess hydrologic impacts ...

Brent M. Lofgren; Andrew D. Gronewold; Anthony Acciaioli; Jessica Cherry; Allison Steiner; David Watkins

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Malawi-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Malawi-USAID Climate Activities Malawi-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Malawi-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Malawi Eastern Africa References USAID Malawi[1] "USAID's support for natural resources management in Malawi has proved to be indispensable in not only preserving vital carbon sinks, but also in stimulating economic development. Through improved management practices, training, and technical assistance, the people of Malawi have learned the importance of undertaking income creating sustainable development measures." References ↑ "USAID Malawi"

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Kosovo-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Kosovo-USAID Climate Activities Kosovo-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Kosovo-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Serbia Southern Europe References USAID Kosovo[1] "USAID's assistance in Kosovo lays the foundation for establishing enabling frameworks and targets for significant long term reductions of greenhouse gases through activities that promote efficient energy use and management, and improved energy sector management." References ↑ "USAID Kosovo" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Kosovo-USAID_Climate_Activities&oldid=328881"

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World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3) Multi-Model Dataset Archive at PCMDI (Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison)  

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In response to a proposed activity of the WCRP's Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM),PCMDI volunteered to collect model output contributed by leading modeling centers around the world. Climate model output from simulations of the past, present and future climate was collected by PCMDI mostly during the years 2005 and 2006, and this archived data constitutes phase 3 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3). In part, the WGCM organized this activity to enable those outside the major modeling centers to perform research of relevance to climate scientists preparing the Fourth Asssessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environmental Program to assess scientific information on climate change. The IPCC publishes reports that summarize the state of the science. This unprecedented collection of recent model output is officially known as the WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset. It is meant to serve IPCC's Working Group 1, which focuses on the physical climate system - atmosphere, land surface, ocean and sea ice - and the choice of variables archived at the PCMDI reflects this focus. A more comprehensive set of output for a given model may be available from the modeling center that produced it. As of November 2007, over 35 terabytes of data were in the archive and over 303 terabytes of data had been downloaded among the more than 1200 registered users. Over 250 journal articles, based at least in part on the dataset, have been published or have been accepted for peer-reviewed publication. Countries from which models have been gathered include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany and Korea, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. Models, variables, and documentation are collected and stored. Check http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ipcc/data_status_tables.htm to see at a glance the output that is available. (Description taken from http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ipcc/about_ipcc.php)

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Guinea-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Guinea-USAID Climate Activities Guinea-USAID Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Guinea-USAID Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Guinea Western Africa References USAID Guinea[1] "USAID supports improved governance in the sustainable management of Guinea's tropical forests and watersheds. USAID's climate change activities focus on a multi-sectoral, integrated approach to economic growth. Working to improve governance within the agriculture, natural resources management, and small enterprise development sectors, USAID's work has led to more accountable and transparent government institutions,

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ESTIMATING RISK TO CALIFORNIA ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM PROJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE  

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Effects of Wildfires on Transmission Line Reliability. Draft16. Projected fire risk to transmission lines for the A217. Projected fire risk to transmission lines for the B1

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projected Changes to the Southern Hemisphere Ocean and Sea Ice in the IPCC AR4 Climate Models  

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Fidelity and projected changes in the climate models, used for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), are assessed with regard to the Southern Hemisphere extratropical ocean and sea ice systems. While ...

Alexander Sen Gupta; Agus Santoso; Andréa S. Taschetto; Caroline C. Ummenhofer; Jessica Trevena; Matthew H. England

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Climate Change Projections to Uncertainties in the Estimates of Observed Changes in Deep-Ocean Heat Content  

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The MIT 2D climate model is used to make probabilistic projections for changes in global mean surface temperature and for thermosteric sea level rise under a variety of forcing scenarios. The uncertainties in climate ...

Sokolov, Andrei P.

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A Multimodel Assessment of Future Projections of North Atlantic and European Extratropical Cyclones in the CMIP5 Climate Models  

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The response of North Atlantic and European extratropical cyclones to climate change is investigated in the climate models participating in phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). In contrast to previous multimodel studies, a ...

Giuseppe Zappa; Len C. Shaffrey; Kevin I. Hodges; Phil G. Sansom; David B. Stephenson

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active NEPA Projects | Department of Energy  

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Active NEPA Projects Active NEPA Projects Active NEPA Projects List of Active NEPA Projects EIS-0497: CE FLNG Project, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and approximately 37 miles of 42-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline to connect the terminal to natural gas infrastructure facilities. Last Update: January 8, 2014 EIS-0495: Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery Program; Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and Dayton, Washington Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is preparing an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of funding a proposal by the Confederated

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El Niño–Induced Tropical Droughts in Climate Change Projections  

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El Niño brings widespread drought (i.e., precipitation deficit) to the tropics. Stronger or more frequent El Niño events in the future and/or their intersection with local changes in the mean climate toward a future with reduced precipitation ...

Caio A. S. Coelho; Lisa Goddard

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change in the South American Monsoon System: present climate and CMIP5 projections  

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The South American Monsoon System (SAMS) is the most important climatic feature in South America. This study focuses on the large-scale characteristics of the SAMS: seasonal amplitudes, onset and demise dates and durations. Changes in the SAMS are ...

Charles Jones; Leila M. V. Carvalho

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Climate Change in the South American Monsoon System: Present Climate and CMIP5 Projections  

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The South American monsoon system (SAMS) is the most important climatic feature in South America. This study focuses on the large-scale characteristics of the SAMS: seasonal amplitudes, onset and demise dates, and durations. Changes in the SAMS ...

Charles Jones; Leila M. V. Carvalho

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Climate-Change Impacts on the Urban Heat Load Using an Urban Climate Model and Regional Climate Projections  

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A pragmatic approach to estimate the impact of climate change on the urban environment, here called the cuboid method, is presented. This method allows one to simulate the urban heat load and the frequency of air temperature threshold exceedances ...

Barbara Früh; Paul Becker; Thomas Deutschländer; Johann-Dirk Hessel; Meinolf Kossmann; Ingrid Mieskes; Joachim Namyslo; Marita Roos; Uwe Sievers; Thomas Steigerwald; Heidelore Turau; Uwe Wienert

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate  

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Climate simulation map Climate Global climate change processes and impacts research in EETD is aimed at understanding the factors-and the feedbacks among these factors-driving...

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DOE Financial Assistance Awards: Active Project Management  

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Source: US DOE 712013 eere.energy.gov DOE Financial Assistance Awards: Active Project Management Jim Alkire Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2 | Source: US DOE 712013 eere.energy.gov...

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Climate Change Projections for the Twenty-First Century and Climate Change Commitment in the CCSM3  

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Climate change scenario simulations with the Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3), a global coupled climate model, show that if concentrations of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) could have been stabilized at the year 2000, the climate ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington; Benjamin D. Santer; William D. Collins; Julie M. Arblaster; Aixue Hu; David M. Lawrence; Haiyan Teng; Lawrence E. Buja; Warren G. Strand

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comprehensive, High-Resolution Database of Historical and Projected Climate Surfaces for Western North America  

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We present a comprehensive set of interpolated climate data for western North America, including monthly data for the last century (1901–2009), future projections from atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (A2, A1B, and B1 scenarios of the WCRP ...

Andreas Hamann; Tongli Wang; David L. Spittlehouse; Trevor Q. Murdock

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realism of the Indian Ocean Dipole in CMIP5 Models: The Implications for Climate Projections  

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An assessment of how well climate models simulate the Indian Ocean dipole (IOD) is undertaken using 20 coupled models that have partaken in phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). Compared with models in phase 3 (CMIP3), no ...

Evan Weller; Wenju Cai

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Great Plains Precipitation and Its SST Links in Twentieth-Century Climate Simulations, and Twenty-First- and Twenty-Second-Century Climate Projections  

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The present work assesses spring and summer precipitation over North America as well as summer precipitation variability over the central United States and its SST links in simulations of the twentieth-century climate and projections of the ...

Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Sumant Nigam

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Interactions between Solar Activity and Climate  

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Solar magnetic activity exhibits chaotically modulated cycles with a mean period of 11 yr, which are responsible for slight variations in solar luminosity and modulation of the solar wind, while the earth’s atmosphere and oceans support ...

S. M. Tobias; N. O. Weiss

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International partnerships in renewable energy: Promoting climate challenge partnerships by small U.S. utilities. Fourth project report, October 1997--March 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 1997, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) received a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement a program to promote the participation of NRECA members in the President`s Climate Challenge Action Plan. NRECA had been in discussions with Salt River Project (SRP) and the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) to pursue the opportunity of supporting a small solar energy rural electrification project in Sonora prior to the signature of this agreement. When the Climate Challenge project was approved, an agreement between NRECA, SRP, and AEPCO was reached to implement the Sonora project with funding from DOE, SRP, and AEPCO. This periodic report will summarize the results of the Sonora solar electrification project. While other Climate Challenge activities were also underway during this reporting period, due to the impact of this project it was decided to provide an in-depth report of this single project. Information directly relevant to the actions taken on this project is provided in Annexes 1 and 2. The goals of the Sonora Solar Electrification project were the following: (1) demonstrate the willingness and ability of US electric utilities to undertake a climate challenge project using renewable energy technologies; (2) select one or more communities distant from the electric grid with sufficient interest and resources to accept and sustain rural electric service using solar photovoltaic energy; (3) organize a payment system that would provide for the long-term technical and institutional viability of the project; (4) train users to operate the solar home systems safely and within proper operating parameters; (5) train local technicians to maintain the solar home systems; (6) procure and install high quality equipment at affordable costs; and (7) ascertain market conditions for expansion of program in the future.

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1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projected changes in late 21st century tropical cyclone frequency in thirteen coupled climate models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5  

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Changes in tropical cyclone (TC) frequency under anthropogenic climate change are examined for thirteen global models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), using the OWZP TC detection method developed by the authors in ...

K. J. Tory; S. S. Chand; J. L. McBride; H. Ye; R. A. Dare

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Climate system modeling on massively parallel systems: LDRD Project 95-ERP-47 final report  

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Global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion, and biodiversity loss are some of the major climate-related issues presently being addressed by climate and environmental scientists. Because unexpected changes in the climate could have significant effect on our economy, it is vitally important to improve the scientific basis for understanding and predicting the earth`s climate. The impracticality of modeling the earth experimentally in the laboratory together with the fact that the model equations are highly nonlinear has created a unique and vital role for computer-based climate experiments. However, today`s computer models, when run at desired spatial and temporal resolution and physical complexity, severely overtax the capabilities of our most powerful computers. Parallel processing offers significant potential for attaining increased performance and making tractable simulations that cannot be performed today. The principal goals of this project have been to develop and demonstrate the capability to perform large-scale climate simulations on high-performance computing systems (using methodology that scales to the systems of tomorrow), and to carry out leading-edge scientific calculations using parallelized models. The demonstration platform for these studies has been the 256-processor Cray-T3D located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Our plan was to undertake an ambitious program in optimization, proof-of-principle and scientific study. These goals have been met. We are now regularly using massively parallel processors for scientific study of the ocean and atmosphere, and preliminary parallel coupled ocean/atmosphere calculations are being carried out as well. Furthermore, our work suggests that it should be possible to develop an advanced comprehensive climate system model with performance scalable to the teraflops range. 9 refs., 3 figs.

Mirin, A.A.; Dannevik, W.P.; Chan, B.; Duffy, P.B.; Eltgroth, P.G.; Wehner, M.F.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Activity Report, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PortsmouthPaducah Project Office - April 2013 Independent Activity Report, PortsmouthPaducah Project Office - April 2013 April 2003 Operational Awareness Oversight of the...

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The Role of Regional SST Warming Variations in the Drying of Meso-America in Future Climate Projections  

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This paper addresses several hypotheses designed to explain why AOGCM simulations of future climate in the third phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3) feature an intensified reduction of precipitation over the Meso-America (MA)...

Sara A. Rauscher; Fred Kucharski; David B. Enfield

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sludge Treatment Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 November 2013 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System Operational Awareness Review and Sludge Treatment Project Independent Project Review [HIAR-RL-2013-09-18] This Independent Oversight Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations on September 17-18, 2013, at the Hanford Sludge Treatment Project. The activity consisted of HSS staff performing an operational awareness review of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP) Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System. An HSS

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Collaborative Research: Robust Climate Projections and Stochastic Stability of Dynamical Systems  

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The project was completed along the lines of the original proposal, with additional elements arising as new results were obtained. The originally proposed three thrusts were expanded to include an additional, fourth one. (i) The e#11;ffects of stochastic perturbations on climate models have been examined at the fundamental level by using the theory of deterministic and random dynamical systems, in both #12;nite and in#12;nite dimensions. (ii) The theoretical results have been implemented #12;first on a delay-diff#11;erential equation (DDE) model of the El-Nino/Southern-Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. (iii) More detailed, physical aspects of model robustness have been considered, as proposed, within the stripped-down ICTP-AGCM (formerly SPEEDY) climate model. This aspect of the research has been complemented by both observational and intermediate-model aspects of mid-latitude and tropical climate. (iv) An additional thrust of the research relied on new and unexpected results of (i) and involved reduced-modeling strategies and associated prediction aspects have been tested within the team's empirical model reduction (EMR) framework. Finally, more detailed, physical aspects have been considered within the stripped-down SPEEDY climate model. The results of each of these four complementary e#11;fforts are presented in the next four sections, organized by topic and by the team members concentrating on the topic under discussion.

Ghil, Michael; McWilliams, James; Neelin, J. David; Zaliapin, Ilya; Chekroun, Mickael; Kondrashov, Dmitri; Simonnet, Eric

2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sludge Treatment Project - Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 February 2012 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Operational Awareness Review [HIAR-RL-2012-02-27] The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed operational awareness reviews of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP), Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System (ECRTS) during site visits. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - August 2011

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141

Synoptic-Statistical Approach to Regional Downscaling of IPCC Twenty-First-Century Climate Projections: Seasonal Rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linear statistical downscaling technique is applied to the projection of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) climate change scenarios onto Hawaiian rainfall for the late twenty-first century. ...

Oliver Timm; Henry F. Diaz

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

A multi-model assessment of future projections of North Atlantic and European extratropical cyclones in the CMIP5 climate models  

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The response of North Atlantic and European extratropical cyclones to climate change is investigated in the climate models participating in CMIP5 (Fifth Coupled Model Intercomparison Project). In contrast to previous multi–model studies, a feature ...

Giuseppe Zappa; Len C. Shaffrey; Kevin I. Hodges; Phil G. Sansom; David B. Stephenson

143

LINKING MICROBES TO CLIMATE: INCORPORATING MICROBIAL ACTIVITY INTO CLIMATE MODELS COLLOQUIUM  

SciTech Connect

This report explains the connection between microbes and climate, discusses in general terms what modeling is and how it applied to climate, and discusses the need for knowledge in microbial physiology, evolution, and ecology to contribute to the determination of fluxes and rates in climate models. It recommends with a multi-pronged approach to address the gaps.

DeLong, Edward; Harwood, Caroline; Reid, Ann

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Dynamical Downscaling Projections of Twenty-First-Century Atlantic Hurricane Activity: CMIP3 and CMIP5 Model-Based Scenarios  

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Twenty-first century projections of Atlantic climate change are downscaled to explore the robustness of potential changes in hurricane activity. Multi-model ensembles using theCMIP3/A1B (Late 21st century) and CMIP5/RCP4.5 (Early and Late 21st ...

Thomas R. Knutson; Joseph J. Sirutis; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Steven Garner; Ming Zhao; Hyeong-Seog Kim; Morris Bender; Robert E. Tuleya; Isaac M. Held; Gabriele Villarini

145

UCSD Support for Fusion Simulation Project Planning Activity  

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This document is a close-out report on work performed by UCSD researchers in support of the Fusion Simulation Project Planning Activity.

Holland, C.; Tynan, G. R.; Diamond, P. H.

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

146

L:\\Projects - Active\\2003\\2003  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

waste management, and subcontractor activities. R&D activities reviewed included: n Hot cell work and laboratory activities at RPL performed by the Radiochemical Sciences and...

147

Plant Response and Environmental Data from the Oldfield Community Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation (OCCAM) Project  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Oldfield Community Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation (OCCAM) project is a joint effort of ORNL and the University of Tennessee to investigate community and ecosystem response to global change, specifically looking at the interactive effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide, surface temperatures, and soil moisture. The plants studied for their response to warming temperatures, elevated carbon dioxide, and altered water availability include C3 and C4 grasses, forbs, and legumes. These plants are typical of an old-field ecosystem that establishes itself on unused agricultural land. The results of the research focus on species abundance, production, phenology, and what is going on chemically below ground. Data are currently available from 2003 through July, 2008.

148

TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16a. Classroom Climate, Scholastic Dishonesty, and Diversity  

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TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16a. Classroom Climate, Scholastic Dishonesty, and Diversity Page 171. Brainstorm factors that contributed to the positive/negative classroom climate #12;TA Orientation 2004;TA Orientation 1999 Activity #16b (3 points) Page 173 Case Studies: Diversity and Gender Issues GROUP

Minnesota, University of

149

Multi-Time-Scale Climatic Variations over Eastern China and Implications for the South–North Water Diversion Project  

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Middle and eastern routes of the South–North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP) of China, which are approximately located within the area 28°–42°N and 110°–122°E, are being constructed. This paper investigates the past climatic variations on various ...

Guoyu Ren; Hongbin Liu; Ziying Chu; Li Zhang; Xiang Li; Weijing Li; Yu Chen; Ge Gao; Yan Zhang

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

World Energy Projection System Plus (WEPS+): Global Activity Module  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

World Energy Projection System Plus Model Documentation: Global Activity Module Documents the objectives, analytical approach, and development of the World Energy Projection Plus (WEPS+) Global Activity Module (GAM) used to develop the International Energy Outlook for 2013 (IEO2013). The report catalogues and describes the module assumptions, computations, methodology, parameter estimation techniques, and mainframe source code

Vipin Arora

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

151

Climate response to projected changes in short-lived species under an A1B scenario from 2000-2050 in the GISS climate model  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the climate forcing from and response to projected changes in short-lived species and methane under the A1B scenario from 2000-2050 in the GISS climate model. We present a meta-analysis of new simulations of the full evolution of gas and aerosol species and other existing experiments with variations of the same model. The comparison highlights the importance of several physical processes in determining radiative forcing, especially the effect of climate change on stratosphere-troposphere exchange, heterogeneous sulfate-nitrate-dust chemistry, and changes in methane oxidation and natural emissions. However, the impact of these fairly uncertain physical effects is substantially less than the difference between alternative emission scenarios for all short-lived species. The net global mean annual average direct radiative forcing from the short-lived species is .02 W/m{sup 2} or less in our projections, as substantial positive ozone forcing is largely offset by negative aerosol direct forcing. Since aerosol reductions also lead to a reduced indirect effect, the global mean surface temperature warms by {approx}0.07 C by 2030 and {approx}0.13 C by 2050, adding 19% and 17%, respectively, to the warming induced by long-lived greenhouse gases. Regional direct forcings are large, up to 3.8 W/m{sup 2}. The ensemble-mean climate response shows little regional correlation with the spatial pattern of the forcing, however, suggesting that oceanic and atmospheric mixing generally overwhelms the effect of even large localized forcings. Exceptions are the polar regions, where ozone and aerosols may induce substantial seasonal climate changes.

Menon, Surabi; Shindell, Drew T.; Faluvegi, Greg; Bauer, Susanne E.; Koch, Dorothy M.; Unger, Nadine; Menon, Surabi; Miller, Ron L.; Schmidt, Gavin A.; Streets, David G.

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

152

Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - November  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - November 2011 Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - November 2011 November 2011 West Valley Demonstration Project Orientation Visit [HIAR-WVDP-2011-11-07] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an orientation visit to the DOE West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Office and the nuclear facility at West Valley, NY, on November 7, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the nuclear safety oversight strategy, describe the site lead program, increase HSS personnel's operational awareness of the site's activities, and identify specific activities that HSS can perform to carry out its independent oversight

153

Final Technical Report for "Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models"  

SciTech Connect

This project was a continuation of previous work under DOE CCPP funding in which we developed a twin approach of non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. We have developed a family of latent-variable NHMMs to simulate historical records of daily rainfall, and used them to downscale seasonal predictions. We have also developed empirical mode reduction (EMR) models for gaining insight into the underlying dynamics in observational data and general circulation model (GCM) simulations. Using coupled O-A ICMs, we have identified a new mechanism of interdecadal climate variability, involving the midlatitude oceans mesoscale eddy field and nonlinear, persistent atmospheric response to the oceanic anomalies. A related decadal mode is also identified, associated with the oceans thermohaline circulation. The goal of the continuation was to build on these ICM results and NHMM/EMR model developments and software to strengthen two key pillars of support for the development and application of climate models for climate change projections on time scales of decades to centuries, namely: (a) dynamical and theoretical understanding of decadal-to-interdecadal oscillations and their predictability; and (b) an interface from climate models to applications, in order to inform societal adaptation strategies to climate change at the regional scale, including model calibration, correction, downscaling and, most importantly, assessment and interpretation of spread and uncertainties in multi-model ensembles. Our main results from the grant consist of extensive further development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes. Each of these project components is elaborated on below, followed by a list of publications resulting from the grant.

Robertson, A.W.; Ghil, M.; Kravtsov, K.; Smyth, P.J.

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

154

Final Technical Report for "Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models"  

SciTech Connect

This project was a continuation of previous work under DOE CCPP funding in which we developed a twin approach of non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. We have developed a family of latent-variable NHMMs to simulate historical records of daily rainfall, and used them to downscale seasonal predictions. We have also developed empirical mode reduction (EMR) models for gaining insight into the underlying dynamics in observational data and general circulation model (GCM) simulations. Using coupled O-A ICMs, we have identified a new mechanism of interdecadal climate variability, involving the midlatitude oceansâ?? mesoscale eddy field and nonlinear, persistent atmospheric response to the oceanic anomalies. A related decadal mode is also identified, associated with the oceansâ?? thermohaline circulation. The goal of the continuation was to build on these ICM results and NHMM/EMR model developments and software to strengthen two key pillars of support for the development and application of climate models for climate change projections on time scales of decades to centuries, namely: (a) dynamical and theoretical understanding of decadal-to-interdecadal oscillations and their predictability; and (b) an interface from climate models to applications, in order to inform societal adaptation strategies to climate change at the regional scale, including model calibration, correction, downscaling and, most importantly, assessment and interpretation of spread and uncertainties in multi-model ensembles. Our main results from the grant consist of extensive further development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes. Each of these project components is elaborated on below, followed by a list of publications resulting from the grant.

Kravtsov, S.; Robertson, A. W.; Ghil, M.; Smyth, P. J.

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

155

Projected Impact of Climate Change on the Energy Budget of the Arctic Ocean by a Global Climate Model  

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The annual energy budget of the Arctic Ocean is characterized by a net heat loss at the air–sea interface that is balanced by oceanic heat transport into the Arctic. Two 150-yr simulations (1950–2099) of a global climate model are used to examine ...

James R. Miller; Gary L. Russell

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* Austin, Texas ($10 Million): The Austin Climate Protection Retrofit Program will accelerate  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* Austin, Texas ($10 Million): The Austin Climate Protection Retrofit Program will accelerate energy and water efficiency and integrated renewable energy improvements in private and commercial properties in the City of Austin and Austin Energy's service territory. The project will focus on alternative financing options for property owners, including new financing mechanisms, interest rate buy downs, and on-bill repayment. Boulder County, Colorado ($25 Million): Boulder County is partnering with the city of Denver, Garfield County, the Governor's Energy Office, Xcel Energy and others to launch the Colorado Retrofit Ramp-Up Program that will stimulate economic growth and investment in

157

The monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and verification of climate change mitigation projects: Discussion of issues and methodologies and review of existing protocols and guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of concerns with the growing threat of global climate change from increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, the US and other countries are implementing, by themselves or in cooperation with one or more other nations (i.e., joint implementation), climate change mitigation projects. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon, and will also result in non-GHG impacts (i.e., environmental, economic, and social impacts). Monitoring, evaluating, reporting, and verifying (MERV) guidelines are needed for these projects in order to accurately determine their net GHG, and other, benefits. Implementation of MERV guidelines is also intended to: (1) increase the reliability of data for estimating GHG benefits; (2) provide real-time data so that mid-course corrections can be made; (3) introduce consistency and transparency across project types and reporters; and (4) enhance the credibility of the projects with stakeholders. In this paper, the authors review the issues and methodologies involved in MERV activities. In addition, they review protocols and guidelines that have been developed for MERV of GHG emissions in the energy and non-energy sectors by governments, nongovernmental organizations, and international agencies. They comment on their relevance and completeness, and identify several topics that future protocols and guidelines need to address, such as (1) establishing a credible baseline; (2) accounting for impacts outside project boundaries through leakage; (3) net GHG reductions and other impacts; (4) precision of measurement; (5) MERV frequency; (6) persistence (sustainability) of savings, emissions reduction, and carbon sequestration; (7) reporting by multiple project participants; (8) verification of GHG reduction credits; (9) uncertainty and risk; (10) institutional capacity in conducting MERV; and (11) the cost of MERV.

Vine, E.; Sathaye, J.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November 2013 November 2013 Pre-restart Visit to the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board [HIAR-ICP-2013-11-19] This Independent Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from November 19-22, 2013, at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit facility of the Idaho Cleanup Project. The activity consisted of the HSS Site Lead touring the newly modified IWTU facility to observe the many process and equipment modifications that have been made since the facility was shut down. In addition, the Site Lead

159

Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Idaho Cleanup Project - November 2013 November 2013 Pre-restart Visit to the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board [HIAR-ICP-2013-11-19] This Independent Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from November 19-22, 2013, at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit facility of the Idaho Cleanup Project. The activity consisted of the HSS Site Lead touring the newly modified IWTU facility to observe the many process and equipment modifications that have been made since the facility was shut down. In addition, the Site Lead

160

Will Amazonia Dry Out? Magnitude and Causes of Change from IPCC Climate Model Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Amazon rain forest may undergo significant change in response to future climate change. To determine the likelihood and causes of such changes, the authors analyzed the output of 24 models from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (...

Brian Cook; Ning Zeng; Jin-Ho Yoon

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Physically Based Global Downscaling: Climate Change Projections for a Full Century  

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A global atmosphere–land model with an embedded subgrid orography scheme is used to simulate the period 1977–2100 using ocean surface conditions and radiative constituent concentrations for a climate change scenario. Climate variables simulated ...

Steven J. Ghan; Timothy Shippert

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Regional Climate Projections of Extreme Heat Events in Nine Pilot Canadian Communities for Public Health Planning  

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Public health planning needs the support of evidence-based information on current and future climate, that could be used by health professionals and decision-makers to better understand and respond to the health impacts of extreme heat. Climate ...

Barbara Casati; Abderrahmane Yagouti; Diane Chaumont

163

Project Registration Number Assignments (Active) | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Registration Number Assignments (Completed) All Active DOE Technical Standards Document Technical Standards, DOE Orders and Applicable CFRsDEAR Crosswalk - February 2, 2002...

164

Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

West Valley Demonstration Project - West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the West Valley Demonstration Project [HIAR WVDP-2012-07-30] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was for the HS-45 Site Lead to meet with Department of Energy (DOE) site personnel, tour the facilities, and obtain a status report on the upcoming activities at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). In the fall of 2011, a new contractor, CH2M Hill-B&W West Valley (CHBWV), was selected to perform site operations for Phase 1 decommissioning and facility disposition, including the Main Plant Process Building, the Low-Level Waste Treatment Facility, and other facilities.

165

Development of a Residential Code-Compliant Calculator for the Texas Climate Vision Project  

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated four areas in Texas as having unacceptable ozone levels in excess of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) limits, leading to a designation as non-attainment areas. One of those areas is Austin, a City already known for its environmental zeal. Austin owns its municipal power provider, Austin Energy (AE). Together, they have embarked on many programs to reduce greenhouse gases while maintaining service levels and providing the best return on capital. Of the stationary emissions, a large percentage is sourced to buildings that have driven Austin to adopt “above code” standards for new buildings. Austin, with assistance from the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), extended the IECC 2006 to further strengthen building codes. Funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) has provided an opportunity for Austin Energy to team with ESL to implement a two-year project called the “Texas Climate Vision” (TCV). The mission of TCV is to realize 20%-40% above code homes using a combination of better codes, improved processes, inspection, and information technology. This paper provides an overview of the permitting process of a single-family house and how the web-based software collects, calculates and certifies above-code compliance for each home, while aggregating data and providing value to builders, inspectors and Austin Energy.

Haberl, J. S.; Marshall, K.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Gilman, D. R.; Stackhouse, R.; Cordes, J.; Yazdani, B.; Culp, C.; Morgan, R.; Montgomery, C.; Liu, Z.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Late Holocene hurricane activity and climate variability in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico  

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Hurricane activity in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and its relationship to regional and large-scale climate variability during the Late Holocene is explored. A 4500-year record of hurricane-induced storm surges is ...

Lane, Daniel Philip

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

International Governance of Climate Engineering  

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Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative conference); Daniel Bodansky, Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis (Harvard Project on Climate Agreements,

Parson, Edward; Ernst, Lia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Climate Collections  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

169

Comparison of explicitly simulated and downscaled tropical cyclone activity in a high-resolution global climate model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The response of tropical cyclone activity to climate change is a matter of great inherent interest and practical importance. Most current global climate models are not, however, capable of adequately resolving tropical ...

Emanuel, Kerry Andrew

170

ARM Climate Research Facility Activities at Pacific Northwest  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is one of nine national laboratories that work together in support of the ACRF. PNNL scientists are internationally recognized as leaders in assessing climate change, its impacts, and mitigation strategies. For the ACRF, PNNL's primary responsibilities include: leading

171

Dominant Mode of Climate Variability, Intermodel Diversity, and Projected Future Changes over the Summertime Western North Pacific Simulated in the CMIP3 Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A set of multimodel twentieth-century climate simulations for phase 3 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3) is analyzed to assess the model reproducibility of the Pacific–Japan (PJ) teleconnection pattern. It is the dominant low-...

Yu Kosaka; Hisashi Nakamura

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Case Studies from the Climate Technology Partnership: Landfill Gas Projects in South Korea and Lessons Learned  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines landfill gas projects in South Korea. Two case studies provide concrete examples of lessons learned and offer practical guidance for future projects.

Larney, C.; Heil, M.; Ha, G. A.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Active solar heating-and-cooling system-development projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) projects with industry and academic institutions directed toward the development of cost effective, reliable, and publically acceptable active solar heating and cooling systems are presented. A major emphasis of the program is to insure that the information derived from these projects is made available to all members of the solar community who will benefit from such knowledge. The purpose of this document is to provide a brief summary of each of the 214 projects that were active during Fiscal Year 1980, and to provide sufficient information to allow the reader to acquire further details on specific projects. For clarity and convenience, projects are organized by either the program element or technology group as follows: (1) Program elements - Rankine Solar Cooling Systems; Absorption Solar Cooling Systems; Desiccant Solar Cooling Systems; Solar Space Heating Systems; Solar Hot Water Systems; Special Projects; and (2) Technology Groups - Solar Collector Technology; Solar Storage Technology; Solar Controls Technology; Solar Analysis Technology; and Solar Materials Technology. For further convenience, this book contains three indices of contracts, with listings by (1) organization, (2) contract number and (3) state where the project is performed. A brief glossary of terms used is also included at the end of the book.

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1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Belgium east loop active network management (Smart Grid Project) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Belgium east loop active network management (Smart Grid Project) Belgium east loop active network management (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Belgium east loop active network management Country Belgium Coordinates 50.148746°, 4.086914° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.148746,"lon":4.086914,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

175

Projecting North American Climate Over the Next 50 Years: Uncertainty due to Internal Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study highlights the relative importance of internally-generated vs. externally-forced climate trends over the next 50 years (2010-2060) at local and regional scales over North America in two global coupled model ensembles. Both ensembles ...

Clara Deser; Adam S. Phillips; Michael A. Alexander; Brian V. Smoliak

176

Downscaling Future Climate Projections to the Watershed Scale: A North San Francisco Bay Case Study  

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and simulation characteristics. Journal of Climate FlintLE, Flint AL. 2007. Regional analysis of ground- water2 Fs10584-007-9377-6. Flint LE, Flint AL. 2012a. Simulation

Micheli, Elisabeth; Flint, Lorraine; Flint, Alan; Weiss, Stuart; Kennedy, Morgan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Independent Activity Report, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office - April 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office - Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office - April 2013 Independent Activity Report, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office - April 2013 April 2003 Operational Awareness Oversight of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Performance of the Contractor Assurance System Program [HIAR PORTS-2012-09-24] The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) shadowed PPPO's review of specific elements of the Fluor-B&W Portsmouth (FBP) CAS program at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS). The review was limited to three requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 226.1B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy: FBP's submittal of the initial CAS to the DOE Contracting Officer for review and approval; performance of contractor assessments; and

178

Multi-model Mean Nitrogen and Sulfur Deposition from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): Evaluation of Historical and Projected Future Changes  

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We present multi-model global datasets of nitrogen and sulfate deposition covering time periods from 1850 to 2100, calculated within the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP). The computed deposition fluxes are compared to surface wet deposition and ice-core measurements. We use a new dataset of wet deposition for 2000-2002 based on critical assessment of the quality of existing regional network data. We show that for present-day (year 2000 ACCMIP time-slice), the ACCMIP results perform similarly to previously published multi-model assessments. The analysis of changes between 1980 and 2000 indicates significant differences between model and measurements over the United States, but less so over Europe. This difference points towards misrepresentation of 1980 NH3 emissions over North America. Based on ice-core records, the 1850 deposition fluxes agree well with Greenland ice cores but the change between 1850 and 2000 seems to be overestimated in the Northern Hemisphere for both nitrogen and sulfur species. Using the Representative Concentration Pathways to define the projected climate and atmospheric chemistry related emissions and concentrations, we find large regional nitrogen deposition increases in 2100 in Latin America, Africa and parts of Asia under some of the scenarios considered. Increases in South Asia are especially large, and are seen in all scenarios, with 2100 values more than double 2000 in some scenarios and reaching >1300 mgN/m2/yr averaged over regional to continental scale regions in RCP 2.6 and 8.5, ~30-50% larger than the values in any region currently (2000). Despite known issues, the new ACCMIP deposition dataset provides novel, consistent and evaluated global gridded deposition fields for use in a wide range of climate and ecological studies.

Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Dentener, Frank; McConnell, J.R.; Ro, C-U; Shaw, Mark; Vet, Robert; Bergmann, D.; Cameron-Smith, Philip; Dalsoren, S.; Doherty, R.; Faluvegi, G.; Ghan, Steven J.; Josse, B.; Lee, Y. H.; MacKenzie, I. A.; Plummer, David; Shindell, Drew; Skeie, R. B.; Stevenson, D. S.; Strode, S.; Zeng, G.; Curran, M.; Dahl-Jensen, D.; Das, S.; Fritzsche, D.; Nolan, M.

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Western Gas Sands Project. Quarterly basin activities report  

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A summation is presented of the coring program site identification, and drilling and testing activity in the four primary study areas of the Western Gas Sands Project (WGSP). Pertinent information for January, February, and March, 1978 is included for each study area. The areas are the Northern Great Plains Province, the Greater Green River Basin, the Piceance Basin, and the Uinta Basin.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The community network game project: Enhancing collaborative activities  

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Abstract: The EU-funded Community Network Game (CNG) project aims at enhancing collaborative activities between Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) players. This will be achieved by developing new tools for the generation, distribution and insertion of user-generated content (UGC) into existing MMOGs without changing the game code and without adding new processing or network loads to the MMOG central servers. This UGC may include items (e.g., textures, 3D objects) to be added to the game and live video captured from the game screen and streamed to other players. We present the objectives of the project, focusing on its main scientific and technological contributions.

Shakeel Ahmad; Christos Bouras; Raouf Hamzaoui; Andreas Papazois; Erez Perelman; Alex Shani; Gwendal Simon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical emulation of climate model projections based on precomputed GCM runs  

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We describe a new approach for emulating the output of a fully coupled climate model under arbitrary forcing scenarios that is based on a small set of precomputed runs from the model. We express temperature and precipitation as simple functions of ...

Stefano Castruccio; David J. McInerney; Michael L. Stein; Feifei Liu; Robert L. Jacob; Elisabeth J. Moyer

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Simulation and Projection of Arctic Freshwater Budget Components by the IPCC AR4 Global Climate Models  

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The state-of-the-art AOGCM simulations have recently (late 2004–early 2005) been completed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in order to provide input to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). The present paper ...

Vladimir M. Kattsov; John E. Walsh; William L. Chapman; Veronika A. Govorkova; Tatyana V. Pavlova; Xiangdong Zhang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stepping up for democracy: using new communication media to revitalize citizen participation in climate change activism  

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Contemporary activists in the United States find it increasingly difficult to negotiate socio-political constraints to build a social movement. Those looking for relatively safe and effective venues for participation in and communication of dissent face oppression by the hegemonic power of the political right and, in the case of climate activism, anti-climate-science discourse. I use the case study of the climate action movement to explore how contemporary activists use new communication media technologies (hereafter new media) to establish and strengthen a movement. Even though climate change affects the daily lives of ordinary Americans, no U.S. policy exists to mitigate carbon emissions. New media offer the potential for new, safer venues for participation in and communication about social movements. I used empirical qualitative and critical methods to analyze the communication of climate change activism in Texas, USA. I examined how Step It Up! 2007 (SIU) used new media to facilitate or constrain public participation in climate action. I used critical discourse analysis to examine information provided to citizens on the SIU website, and I attended the SIU event in San Antonio, Texas. I found SIU organizers successfully used new media to increase agitation and to shift power away from the federal government to the local grassroots level. I recommend activists use new media as a unifying tool, to provide a fragmented and apathetic citizenry with a message that can be used to affect change. I conducted a critical rhetorical analysis of Working Film’s 2007 documentary on global warming, Everything’s Cool, as a means to suggest how, and in what ways, activists use new media to build a movement. I also hosted an activist screening. I examined how new media facilitate or constrain communication of movement messages. I found activists used the documentary and open source activism as a rhetorical exercise in agitation to refigure public understanding of climate science and attitudes toward U.S. climate change policy. Everything’s Cool positioned climate activism, and participating in the movement broadly, as accessible and acceptable, helping to rhetorically constitute a new kind of citizen activist, shifting power roles to a grassroots network of local leaders.

Minion, Jodi Michele

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Network Management (Smart Grid Project) | Open Energy Information  

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Final Technical Report for Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models, DE-FG02-07ER64429  

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This is the final report for a DOE-funded research project describing the outcome of research on non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. The main results consist of extensive development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes.

Smyth, Padhraic [University of California, Irvine

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) - Active CNMS User Projects  

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ACTIVE USER PROJECTS ACTIVE USER PROJECTS Proposal Cycle 2013B: expire July 31, 2014 Proposal Cycle 2013A: expire January 31, 2014 Proposal Cycle 2012B (extended): expire July 31, 2014 Proposal Cycle 2012A: (extended): expire January 31, 2014 Proposal Cycle 2013B: expire January 31, 2014 X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques for the study of interfacial phenomena in energy storage materials Gabriel Veith, ORNL [CNMS2013-201] Atomic scale study of the reduction of metal oxides Guangwen Zhou, State University of New York at Binghamton [CNMS2013-210] Local Switching Studies in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (001), (101), and (111) Films Lane Martin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [CNMS2013-211] Direct Observation of Domain Structure and Switching Process in Strained

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Effects of Baseline Conditions on the Simulated Hydrologic Response to Projected Climate Change  

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Changes in temperature and precipitation projected from five general circulation models, using one late-twentieth-century and three twenty-first-century emission scenarios, were downscaled to three different baseline conditions. Baseline ...

Kathryn M. Koczot; Steven L. Markstrom; Lauren E. Hay

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Statistical Adjustment of Regional Climate Model Outputs to Local Scales: Application to Platja de Palma, Spain  

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Projections of climate change effects for the System of Platja de Palma (SPdP) are derived using a novel statistical technique. Socioeconomic activities developed in this settlement are very closely linked to its climate. Any planning for ...

A. Amengual; V. Homar; R. Romero; S. Alonso; C. Ramis

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three Essays on U.S. Agriculture under Climate Change: Active Engagement in Mitigation and Adaptation  

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This dissertation investigates: (1) the implications of including high-yielding energy sorghum under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) program; (2) the effects of RFS2 with and without projected climate change scenarios on U.S. agriculture; (3) the spatial distribution of cattle breeders in Texas to quantify how climate factors influence cattle breed selection. In the RFS2 energy sorghum work, the ability of the agriculture sector to meet the fuel requirements of RFS2 is examined with and without energy sorghum being a possibility using an agricultural sector model. The results show that energy sorghum would be a valuable contributor that would be used as a feedstock producing over 13 billion gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol. Without the presence of energy sorghum it is found that switchgrass serves as the major cellulosic ethanol feedstock. Findings also indicate that the presence of high-yielding energy sorghum does relax commodity prices and export reductions except for grain sorghum as energy sorghum competes with grain sorghum production. In addition, the results show that the introduction of energy sorghum has minimal effects on GHG mitigation potential in the agricultural sector. In the RFS2 and climate change research, the analysis shows that climate change eases the burden of meeting the RFS2 mandates increasing consumer welfare while decreasing producer welfare. The results also show that climate change encourages a more diversified use of biofuel feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production, in particular crop residues. In the cattle breed research, summer heat stress is found to be a significant factor for breed selection: positive for Bos indicus and negative for Bos taurus and composite breeds. The estimation results also indicate a price-driven trade-off between Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds.

Zhang, Yuquan

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT Activity Name Driver  

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RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT Activity Name Driver Pre Review M-H/Yr Post Review Est M-H/Yr Est Potential Reallocable M-H/Yr Savings Est Cost Savings @$50/Hr Pre Review Frequency Suggested Frequency Bin Location Resource Organization Contamination survey in/around Gloveboxes not in use None 364 0 364 $18,200 Semi- annually N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection Contamination Survey upon receipt of rad materials None 0 0 0 $0 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection A/S - Posting areas with potential > 10% DAC 10CFR835 2080 0 2080 $104,000 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection A/S - Use of respirators where potential for > 10% DAC 10CFR835 RCM Art 555 2080 0 2080 $104,000 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation

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The use of statistical climate-crop models for simulating yield to project the impacts of CO/sub 2/ induced climate change  

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This report describes the use of mathematical models to forecast the effects of increased CO/sub 2/ concentration in the atmosphere. These models were created to predict crop yields under different climatic conditions. The authors have adapted them to consider climatic changes caused by the ''greenhouse effect.'' Principal climatic variables include monthly precipitation and temperature range. 40 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs. (TEM)

Decker, W.L.; Achutuni, R.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collaborative Research: Robust Climate Projections and Stochastic Stability of Dynamical Systems  

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This project focused on conceptual exploration of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variability and sensitivity using a Delay Differential Equation developed in the project. We have (i) established the existence and continuous dependence of solutions of the model (ii) explored multiple models solutions, and the distribution of solutions extrema, and (iii) established and explored the phase locking phenomenon and the existence of multiple solutions for the same values of model parameters. In addition, we have applied to our model the concept of pullback attractor, which greatly facilitated predictive understanding of the nonlinear model's behavior.

Ilya Zaliapin

2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Behavior of the South Asian Summer Monsoon in Climate Model Simulations of Pre-industrial, Modern, and Projected Future Climate.  

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??The Asian summer monsoon (“ASM”), as one of the most important components of the climate system, has crucial economic and societal relevance to the most… (more)

Fan, Fangxing

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Climate Change on River Discharge Projected by Multimodel Ensemble  

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This study investigates the projections of river discharge for 24 major rivers in the world during the twenty-first century simulated by 19 coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation models based on the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios A1B ...

Daisuke Nohara; Akio Kitoh; Masahiro Hosaka; Taikan Oki

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project EARTH-12-SHELL1: Global expression of climatic and palaeoceanographic events in black shales  

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shales: generation of new high-resolution records from the Jurassic of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina and is part of a larger Shell-supported research project on shale-gas shale (subject to contract) In the last palaeoclimatic and palaeoceanographic change from shale and mudrock successions in NW Europe. Much

Henderson, Gideon

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Impact of solar activity on climate changes in Athens region, Greece  

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The scope of this work is to study the role that the solar weather plays in terrestrial weather. For this reason we study the effect of the solar activity on the climate changes in Greece. In the current work we look for possible correlation between the solar activity data spanning the years from 1975 to 2000 and the meteorological data from two weather stations based inside the city of Athens, Greece (New Philadelphia) and in greater Athens in the north of Attica (Tatoi area). We examine the annual variations of the average values of six meteorological parameters: temperature, atmospheric pressure, direction and intensity of wind, rainfall and relative air humidity. The solar data include decade variations, within the above period, of the solar irradiance, mean sunspot number between two solar cycles, magnetic cycle influence, and solar UV driving of climate (radio flux).

Gizani, Nectaria A B; Vatikiotis, Leonidas; Zervas, Efthimios

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of anthropogenic land-use and land cover changes on climate and land carbon storage in CMIP5 projections for the 21st century  

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The effects of land-use changes on climate are assessed using specified-concentration simulations complementary to the RCP2.6 and 8.5 scenarios performed for the fifth coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP5). This analysis focuses on ...

V. Brovkin; L. Boysen; V. K. Arora; J. P. Boisier; P. Cadule; L. Chini; M. Claussen; P. Friedlingstein; V. Gayler; B. J. J. M. van den Hurk; G. C. Hurtt; C. D. Jones; E. Kato; N. de Noblet-Ducoudré; F. Pacifico; J. Pongratz; M. Weiss

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Western Gas Sands Project. Quarterly basin activities report  

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A summation of information is presented on geology and drilling activity in the four primary study areas of the Western Gas Sands Project. The areas of interest are the Greater Green River Basin, the Piceance Basin, the Uinta Basin, and the Northern Great Plains Province. Drilling activity is discussed for the months of October, November, and December, 1977, with the major emphasis on wells located in low permeability sandstone areas, having significant gas production and utilizing hydraulic fracturing treatments. The drilling information was obtained primarily from ''The Rocky Mountain Region Report'' published by Petroleum Information Corporation on a daily basis. Another source of information was the ''Montana Oil and Gas Journal'' which is released weekly.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrological climate-impact projections for the Rhine river: GCM-RCM uncertainty and separate temperature and precipitation effects  

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Climate change is expected to affect the hydrological cycle with considerable impacts on water resources. Climate induced changes in the hydrology of the Rhine river (Europe) are of major importance for the riparian countries, as the Rhine river ...

Thomas Bosshard; Sven Kotlarski; Massimiliano Zappa; Christoph Schär

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Impact of Climate Drift on Twenty-First-Century Projection in a Coupled Atmospheric–Ocean General Circulation Model  

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Reducing climate drift in coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) usually requires 1000–2000 years of spinup, which has not been practical for every modeling group to do. For the purpose of evaluating the impact of climate ...

Mao-Chang Liang; Li-Ching Lin; Ka-Kit Tung; Yuk L. Yung; Shan Sun

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOM ARRA Grant Activity Proposals Submitted as of 7-15-2010 Project Costs*  

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SOM ARRA Grant Activity Proposals Submitted as of 7-15-2010 Project Costs* Total # of Proposals 1,264 Total Project Costs $1,093,036,719 Total Direct Costs $803,739,425 Total Indirects $290,408,131 Awards Received as of 2-11-2011 Project Costs* Year 1 Costs Total # of Awards 333 Total Project Costs $186

Bushman, Frederic

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Status of ASME NQA-1 Activities/Projects  

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ft P j t M Ed d J d GE software. Project Manager: Edward Jordan, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, 910-819-5247, edward.jordan@ge.com edward.jordan@ge.com * Project Title: Review,...

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Remediation activities at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP)  

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The Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) facility located in southwestern Ohio. The facility began manufacturing uranium products in the early 1950`s and continued processing uranium ore concentrates until 1989. The facility used a variety of chemical and metallurgical processes to produce uranium metals for use at other DOE sites across the country. Since the facility manufactured uranium metals for over thirty years, various amounts of radiological contamination exists at the site. Because of the chemical and metallurgical processes employed at the site, some hazardous wastes as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) were also generated at the site. In 1989. the FEMP was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) requiring cleanup of the facility`s radioactive and chemical contamination under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This paper discusses the proposed remediation activities at the five Operable Units (OUs) designated at the FEMP. In addition, the paper also examines the ongoing CERCLA response actions and RCRA closure activities at the facility.

Walsh, T.J. [FERMCO, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Danner, R. [Dept. of Energy, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comments on “Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change”  

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et al. Regional Climate Projections. In: Solomon S, Qin D,of regional climate projections for central North America. 5

Williams, Matt N.; Hill, Stephen R.; Spicer, John

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Resolution Modeling to Assess Tropical Cyclone Activity in Future Climate Regimes  

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Applied research is proposed with the following objectives: (i) to determine the most likely level of tropical cyclone intensity and frequency in future climate regimes, (ii) to provide a quantitative measure of uncertainty in these predictions, and (iii) to improve understanding of the linkage between tropical cyclones and the planetary-scale circulation. Current mesoscale weather forecasting models, such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, are capable of simulating the full intensity of tropical cyclones (TC) with realistic structures. However, in order to accurately represent both the primary and secondary circulations in these systems, model simulations must be configured with sufficient resolution to explicitly represent convection (omitting the convective parameterization scheme). Most previous numerical studies of TC activity at seasonal and longer time scales have not utilized such explicit convection (EC) model runs. Here, we propose to employ the moving nest capability of WRF to optimally represent TC activity on a seasonal scale using a downscaling approach. The statistical results of a suite of these high-resolution TC simulations will yield a realistic representation of TC intensity on a seasonal basis, while at the same time allowing analysis of the feedback that TCs exert on the larger-scale climate system. Experiments will be driven with analyzed lateral boundary conditions for several recent Atlantic seasons, spanning a range of activity levels and TC track patterns. Results of the ensemble of WRF simulations will then be compared to analyzed TC data in order to determine the extent to which this modeling setup can reproduce recent levels of TC activity. Next, the boundary conditions (sea-surface temperature, tropopause height, and thermal/moisture profiles) from the recent seasons will be altered in a manner consistent with various future GCM/RCM scenarios, but that preserves the large-scale shear and incipient disturbance activity. This will allow (i) a direct comparison of future TC activity that could be expected for an active or inactive season in an altered climate regime, and (ii) a measure of the level of uncertainty and variability in TC activity resulting from different carbon emission scenarios.

Lackmann, Gary

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Project 252  

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Stanford Global Climate Energy Project Terralog Technologies TransAlta University of Alaska Fairbanks Washington State Department of Natural Resources Western Interstate...

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Project  

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Exploring the Standard Model Exploring the Standard Model       You've heard a lot about the Standard Model and the pieces are hopefully beginning to fall into place. However, even a thorough understanding of the Standard Model is not the end of the story but the beginning. By exploring the structure and details of the Standard Model we encounter new questions. Why do the most fundamental particles have the particular masses we observe? Why aren't they all symmetric? How is the mass of a particle related to the masses of its constituents? Is there any other way of organizing the Standard Model? The activities in this project will elucidate but not answer our questions. The Standard Model tells us how particles behave but not necessarily why they do so. The conversation is only beginning. . . .

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Active location tracking for projected reality using Wiimotes  

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Some addressed issues in projected reality are location acquisition, limited work space, and geometric distortion. This paper proposes a low-cost, robust, fast, and simple method for handling addressed problems using infrared camera in Nintendo's Wiimotes ... Keywords: augmented reality, perspective location tracking, projected reality

Siam Charoenseang; Nemin Suksen

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Nested Dynamical Downscaling Experiments over the Tibetan Plateau and Their Projection of Climate Change under Two RCP Scenarios  

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A high-resolution regional climate model is used to simulate climate change over the Tibetan Plateau (TP). The model is driven at the grid spacing of 10 km by nesting the outputs of 50-km-resolution simulations. The results show that the models ...

Zhenming Ji; Shichang Kang

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

COLORADO CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS PROJECT  

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% (not including added agricultural demand from biofuels produc- tion). In a future in which mineral P for fertilizers and other agricultural resources by a burgeoning biofuels industry (in 2009, 32% of all corn grown others will require wholesale transformations in the way we grow, fer- tilize, process, and transport

Neff, Jason

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NGOs & climate change campaigns : understanding variations in motivations and activities of environmental and development organizations  

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The unequal distribution of climate change impacts exploits the existing vulnerabilities of developing nations. This inequity, coupled with an inadequate, climate mitigation-focused response, has prompted a growing movement ...

Reeve, Kara E

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of precipitation extremes to idealized global warming in an aqua-planet climate model: Towards robust projection across different horizontal resolutions  

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Current climate models produce quite heterogeneous projections for the responses of precipitation extremes to future climate change. To help understand the range of projections from multimodel ensembles, a series of idealized 'aquaplanet' Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM) runs have been performed with the Community Atmosphere Model CAM3. These runs have been analysed to identify the effects of horizontal resolution on precipitation extreme projections under two simple global warming scenarios. We adopt the aquaplanet framework for our simulations to remove any sensitivity to the spatial resolution of external inputs and to focus on the roles of model physics and dynamics. Results show that a uniform increase of sea surface temperature (SST) and an increase of low-to-high latitude SST gradient both lead to increase of precipitation and precipitation extremes for most latitudes. The perturbed SSTs generally have stronger impacts on precipitation extremes than on mean precipitation. Horizontal model resolution strongly affects the global warming signals in the extreme precipitation in tropical and subtropical regions but not in high latitude regions. This study illustrates that the effects of horizontal resolution have to be taken into account to develop more robust projections of precipitation extremes.

Li, F.; Collins, W.D.; Wehner, M.F.; Williamson, D.L.; Olson, J.G.

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Activity theory: A framework for design and reporting on research projects based on ICT  

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We propose using activity theory as a basis for designing and reporting on research projects that focus on information and communication technology (ICT) as a means to support educational processes. Adopting the theory, we describe teaching/learning ... Keywords: activity theory, evaluation, project design and reports, theoretical models

Rosa-Maria Bottino; Giancarlo Chiappini; Paola Forcheri; Enrica Lemut; Maria-Teresa Molfino

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed Southern Hemisphere climate change induced by stratospheric ozone recovery, as projected by the CMIP5 models  

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Stratospheric ozone is expected to recover by the end of this century due to the regulation of ozone depleting substances by the Montreal Protocol. Targeted modeling studies have suggested that the climate response to ozone recovery will greatly ...

Elizabeth A. Barnes; Nicholas W. Barnes; Lorenzo M. Polvani

215

Collecting Construction Equipment Activity Data from Caltrans Project Records  

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eptStr As String = "Results E&P&T" ' Sheet defs from project1) Copy the E&P&S worksheet Outbook.Sheets.Add Before:=EPTSheet.name = "Results E&P&T" ProjLib.Sheets("Results E&P&

Kable, Justin M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design requirements document for project W-465, immobilized low activity waste interim storage  

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The scope of this design requirements document is to identify the functions and associated requirements that must be performed to accept, transport, handle, and store immobilized low-activity waste produced by the privatized Tank Waste Remediation System treatment contractors. The functional and performance requirements in this document provide the basis for the conceptual design of the Tank Waste Remediation System Immobilized low-activity waste interim storage facility project and provides traceability from the program level requirements to the project design activity.

Burbank, D.A.

1997-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models | Department  

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the report "Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations," the 10th in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) managed by U.S. federal agencies. Developed under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report, SAP 3.1, describes computer models of the Earth's climate and their ability to simulate current climate change. "Complex climate models are tools that provide insights and knowledge into how future climate may evolve. To assure that future climate projections

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Climate Survey  

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Operations Employee Operations Employee Climate Survey March 2009 Acknowledgements The Berkeley Lab Survey Team consisted of the following: Jim Krupnick, Sponsor Vera Potapenko, Project Lead Karen Ramorino, Project Manager Chris Paquette, MOR Associates Alexis Bywater, MOR Associates MOR Associates, an external consulting firm, acted as project manager for this effort, analyzing the data and preparing this report. MOR Associates specializes in continuous improve- ment, strategic thinking and leadership development. MOR Associates has conducted a number of large-scale surveys for organizations in higher education, including MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and others. MOR Associates, Inc. 462 Main Street, Suite 300 Watertown, MA 02472 tel: 617.924.4501

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Recovery Efficiency Test Project: Phase 1, Activity report  

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This report is the second volume of the Recovery Efficiency Test Phase I Report of Activities. Volume 1 covered selection, well planning, drilling, coring, logging and completion operations. This volume reports on well testing activities, reclamation activities on the drilling site and access roads, and the results of physical and mechanical properties tests on the oriented core material obtained from a horizontal section of the well. 3 refs., 21 figs., 10 tabs.

Overbey, W.K. Jr.; Wilkins, D.W.; Keltch, B.; Saradji, B.; Salamy, S.P.

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN OVERVIEW OF BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (BAIHP) ACTIVITIES IN HOT-HUMID CLIMATES  

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BAIHP (www.baihp.org ) conducts systems research and technical assistance activities for new housing. Hot-humid climate efforts described here include: Systems research : NightCool – A hybrid cooling and dehumidification strategy employing radiative cooling and desiccant materials. Interior Duct Systems in Manufactured Houses – Tests are ongoing in an occupied prototype home in Alabama and the FSEC manufactured housing lab. Ventilation and Dehumidification – A new strategy has been developed to hook up a whole-house dehumidifier so that it only runs when the air conditioning compressor is off. Plug Load Reduction – Whole house feedback devices and security system based plug load reductions are being evaluated in prototype homes. Solar and Conventional Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Testing – A test facility is being constructed to conduct side by side testing of three active and passive solar, two gas and two electric DHW systems. Technical assistance was provided on the design, construction and evaluation of four near zero energy homes and over 300 highly energy efficient production homes in subdivisions during 2007 and 2008.

Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Colon, C.; Fonorow, K.; Stroer, D.; Martin, E.; McIlvaine, J.; Chasar, D.; Moyer, N.; Thomas-Rees, S.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.; Gil, C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Yucca Mountain Climate Technical Support Representative  

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The primary objective of Project Activity ORD-FY04-012, “Yucca Mountain Climate Technical Support Representative,” was to provide the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) with expertise on past, present, and future climate scenarios and to support the technical elements of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) climate program. The Climate Technical Support Representative was to explain, defend, and interpret the YMP climate program to the various audiences during Site Recommendation and License Application. This technical support representative was to support DOE management in the preparation and review of documents, and to participate in comment response for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, the Site Recommendation Hearings, the NRC Sufficiency Comments, and other forums as designated by DOE management. Because the activity was terminated 12 months early and experience a 27% reduction in budget, it was not possible to complete all components of the tasks as originally envisioned. Activities not completed include the qualification of climate datasets and the production of a qualified technical report. The following final report is an unqualified summary of the activities that were completed given the reduced time and funding.

Sharpe, Saxon E

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

222

Western Gas Sands Project Quarterly Basin Activities Report  

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This quarterly basin activities report is a summation of three months drilling and testing activities in the Greater Green River Basin, Northern Great Plains Province, Piceance Basin, and Uinta Basin. Detailed information is given for each study area for the first quarter of 1979.

Atkinson, C H

1979-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

223

Climate Advisers | Open Energy Information  

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strategies, and investments. In short, the firm is working with others to actively shape the low carbon economy. Climate Advisers believes climate change poses serious...

224

Diagnosing Northern Hemisphere Jet Portrayal in 17 CMIP3 Global Climate Models: Twenty-First-Century Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The anthropogenic climate change impacts on the eddy–jet system include an intensified midlatitude jet stream and an elevated tropopause, as well as a poleward-shifted jet. While both responses are evident in phase 3 of the Coupled Model ...

Sharon C. Delcambre; David J. Lorenz; Daniel J. Vimont; Jonathan E. Martin

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Expanding the Role of "Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry" Projects and the Carbon Market in Addressing Global Climate Change  

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While the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector is highly significant in any consideration of global climate change, the fact remains that the scale of LULUCF market activity currently is very small, particularly compared with its overall potential for carbon sequestration and importance as both a source and sink of carbon emissions. The underlying problem seems to be finding a workable policy framework. A flexible market-based policy at both international and domestic levels will score ...

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

226

Climate Technology Initiative Training Courses | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Technology Initiative Training Courses Climate Technology Initiative Training Courses Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Technology Initiative Training Courses Agency/Company /Organization: Climate Technology Initiative Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.climatetech.net/about/training.cfm References: CTI Training Courses[1] "Training courses are organised in collaboration with relevant international organisations, with a focus on the special requirements and circumstances of the target countries/regions. Specific activities include: Capacity building for technology needs assessment, project planning

227

Concerns About Climate Change Mitigation Projects: Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa  

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to Promote Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting in Mexico.veri~ energy and carbon savings. In Mexico, the evaluationand energy, projects. Indi~ South Africa and Mexico have

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change...  

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change Projections in CCSM4 Submitted by mkaczmar on March 8, 2012 - 11:03 Authors: Meehl, G.A., Washington, WM, Arblaster,...

229

Key programmatic steps and activities for implementing the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. [UMTRA Project  

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The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA) was enacted based upon findings by Congress that uranium mill tailings located at active and inactive hazard to the public, and that protection of the public health, safety and welfare, and the regulations of interstate commerce, require that every reasonable effort be made to provide for the stabilization, disposal, and control in a safe and environmentally sound manner of such tailings in order to prevent or minimize radon diffusion into the environment and to prevent or minimize other environmental hazards from such tailings.'' A general understanding of the steps leading to elimination of the hazards associated with designated uranium mill tailings sites, and the parties involved in that effort, are presented in this document. A representative schedule is also presented in this document to show both program sequence and activity interdependence. Those activities that have the most potential to influence program duration, because of the significant amount of additional time that may be required, include identification and selection of a suitable site, field data collection delays due to weather, actual acquisition of the designated or alternate disposal site, construction delays due to weather, and site licensing. This document provides an understanding of the steps, the sequence, the parties involved, and a representative duration of activities leading to remedial action and cleanup at the designated inactive uranium mill tailings sites. 10 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

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1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Gamble and Hess Reply to Williams et al regarding Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change  

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et al. Regional Climate Projections. In: Solomon S, Qin D,of regional climate projections for central North America. 5

Gamble, Janet L; Hess, Jeremy J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Testing Climate Models: An Approach  

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The scientific merit of decadal climate projections can only be established by means of comparisons with observations. Testing of models that are used to predict climate change is of such importance that no single approach will provide the ...

Richard Goody; James Anderson; Gerald North

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Recovery Efficiency Test Project Phase 2 activity report, Volume 1  

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The purpose of Phase II operations of the Recovery Efficiency Test Project is to enhance the natural production of the well and evaluate the relative improvement as a function of the type of stimulation conducted. Another purpose is to compare the stimulated production performance of the horizontal well with vertical wells in the field. The objectives considered for Phase II operations and plans were: (1) Develop a rationale for a systematic approach to designing stimulations for the well. (2) Conduct a series of stimulations designed to optimize the fluids, injection rates, proppant volumes and general approach to stimulating a horizontal well with similar geologic conditions. (3) Develop and test a method or methods for determining the geometry of stimulation-induced fractures. (4) Conduct tests and analyze the results to determine the efficiency of stimulation operations. The technical approach pursued in developing plans to accomplish three objectives was to: (1) Review the data needs for all objectives and obtain that data first. (2) Identify the operating geologic, geomechanical, and reservoir parameters that need additional clarification or definition. (3) Investigate existing models which could be used to plan or evaluate stimulation on the well and the reservoir. (4) Plan for analysis and verification of models and approaches.

Overbey, W.K. Jr.; Salamy, S.P.; Locke, C.D.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Recovery Efficiency Test Project: Phase 1, Activity report  

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The recovery Efficiency Test well project addressed a number of technical issues. The primary objective was to determine the increased efficiency gas recovery of a long horizontal wellbore over that of a vertical wellbore and, more specifically, what improvements can be expected from inducing multiple hydraulic fractures from such a wellbore. BDM corporation located, planned, and drilled a long radius turn horizontal well in the Devonian shale Lower Huron section in Wayne County, West Virginia, demonstrating that state-of-the-art technology is capable of drilling such wells. BDM successfully tested drilling, coring, and logging in a horizontal well using air as the circulating medium; conducted reservoir modeling studies to protect flow rates and reserves in advance of drilling operations; observed two phase flow conditions in the wellbore not observed previously; cored a fracture zone which produced gas; observed that fractures in the core and the wellbore were not systematically spaced (varied from 5 to 68 feet in different parts of the wellbore); observed that highest gas show rates reported by the mud logger corresponded to zone with lowest fracture spacing (five feet) or high fracture frequency. Four and one-half inch casting was successfully installed in the borehole and was equipped to isolate the horizontal section into eight (8) zones for future testing and stimulation operations. 6 refs., 48 figs., 10 tabs.

Overbey, W.K. Jr.; Carden, R.S.; Kirr, J.N.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Proposed scientific activities for the Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Project  

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The Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Project (SSSDP) has been organized for the purpose of investigating a hydrothermal system at depths and temperatures greater than has been done before. Plans are to deepen an existing well or to drill a new well for research purposes for which temperatures of 300/sup 0/C will be reached at a depth of less than 3.7 km and then deepen that well a further 1.8 km. This report recounts the Congressional history of the appropriation to drill the hole and other history through March 1984, gives a review of the literature on the Salton Sea Geothermal Field and its relationship to other geothermal systems of the Salton Trough, and describes a comprehensive series of investigations that have been proposed either in the well or in conjunction with the SSSDP. Investigations in geophysics, geochemistry and petrology, tectonics and rock mechanics, and geohydrology are given. A tabulation is given of current commercial and state-of-the-art downhole tools and their pressure, temperature, and minimum hole size limitations.

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1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Reliability Analysis of Climate Change of Tropical Cyclone Activity over the Western North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data homogeneity has become a significant issue in the study of tropical cyclones (TCs) and climate change. In this study, three historical datasets for the western North Pacific TCs from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Japan ...

Fumin Ren; Jin Liang; Guoxiong Wu; Wenjie Dong; Xiuqun Yang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Similarity motion estimation and active tracking through spatial-domain projections on log-polar images  

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To cope with the huge amount of visual data in the environment, foveal sensing is not only an elegant biological solution, but also an appropriate mechanism in computer-based vision of artificial agents such as robots. An extremely important visual behavior ... Keywords: active tracking, active vision, log-polar mapping, motion estimation, projections

V. Javier Traver; Filiberto Pla

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Design requirements document for project W-520, immobilized low-activity waste disposal  

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This design requirements document (DRD) identifies the functions that must be performed to accept, handle, and dispose of the immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) produced by the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) private treatment contractors and close the facility. It identifies the requirements that are associated with those functions and that must be met. The functional and performance requirements in this document provide the basis for the conceptual design of the Tank Waste Remediation System Immobilized Low-Activity Waste disposal facility project (W-520) and provides traceability from the program-level requirements to the project design activity.

Ashworth, S.C.

1998-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

238

Annual DOE active solar heating and cooling contractors' review meeting. Premeeting proceedings and project summaries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Ninety-three project summaries are presented which discuss the following aspects of active solar heating and cooling: Rankine solar cooling systems; absorption solar cooling systems; desiccant solar cooling systems; solar heat pump systems; solar hot water systems; special projects (such as the National Solar Data Network, hybrid solar thermal/photovoltaic applications, and heat transfer and water migration in soils); administrative/management support; and solar collector, storage, controls, analysis, and materials technology. (LEW)

None,

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Electrical Energy Storage Activities — 2011: Case Studies of U.S. Project Installations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spurred by increased public and private sector investment as well as policy initiatives, electrical energy storage project activities are on the upswing worldwide. The growing number of operating and planned initiatives demands that they be rigorously documented and evaluated to promote information sharing and collective learning. This report represents the latest iteration of EPRI's ongoing effort, begun in 2010, to catalogue both commercial and demonstration energy storage projects. Building on the EPR...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

240

Climate Strategy | Open Energy Information  

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firm specialising in projects in clean energy, energy efficiency, environment and sustainability. References Climate Strategy1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No...

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241

Estimating the Impact of Projected Climate Change on Runoff across the Tropical Savannas and Semiarid Rangelands of Northern Australia  

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The majority of the world’s population growth to 2050 is projected to occur in the tropics. Hence, there is a serious need for robust methods for undertaking water resource assessments to underpin the sustainable management of water in tropical ...

Cuan Petheram; Paul Rustomji; Tim R. McVicar; WenJu Cai; Francis H. S. Chiew; Jamie Vleeshouwer; Thomas G. Van Niel; LingTao Li; Richard G. Cresswell; Randall J. Donohue; Jin Teng; Jean-Michel Perraud

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Motorola's Experience in the Climate Wise Program  

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In 1996, Motorola's Austin, Texas semiconductor manufacturing sites joined EPA's Climate Wise program, a voluntary effort that encourages U.S. industry to take advantage of the environmental and economic benefits associated with energy efficiency improvements. As the first Climate Wise partner in Austin, Motorola teamed up with the City of Austin to recruit other large employers in the Austin area for the program. There are now over twenty partners in the Austin area, all of who have developed plans and have committed to energy conservation projects. At Motorola, a wide variety of resource reduction and pollution prevention projects at the two Austin facilities have already demonstrated solid bottom-line results. Although many of these projects are extensions of ongoing environmental and facilities programs, incorporating the energy, emissions reduction, and resource conservation projects into a single program has had significant benefits. This paper describes Motorola's Climate Wise experiences to-date, and offers suggestions to others new to the program or considering joining, on the topics such as the following: establishing a formal Climate Wise program at the site level; tracking and/or calculating results; maintaining interest and activity levels; integrating projects into a single program; and, partnering with other local industry participants.

Montemayor-Rapier, M.; Gibson, S.; Nasi, T.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

The changing climate  

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The earth owes its hospitable climate to the greenhouse effect, but now the effect threatens to intensify, rapidly warming the planet. Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are the cause. The danger of warming is serious enough to warrant prompt action. The paper examines data on atmospheric warming and attempts to project effects into the future using atmospheric models. Three kinds of response to the threat are described: technical measures to counteract climatic change; adaptation to the changing climate; and prevention.

Schneider, S.H.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Pacific Climate Change and ENSO Activity in the Mid-Holocene  

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The authors argue that a reduction to the stochastic forcing of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) wrought by Pacific-wide climate changes in response to mid-Holocene (6000 BP) orbital forcing is a viable hypothesis for the observed ...

J. C. H. Chiang; Y. Fang; P. Chang

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Estimating Risk to California Energy Infrastructure From Projected...  

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Risk to California Energy Infrastructure From Projected Climate Change Title Estimating Risk to California Energy Infrastructure From Projected Climate Change Publication Type...

246

Response of the Toxic Dinoflagellate Karenia brevis to Current and Projected Environmental Conditions: Salinity and Global Climate Change  

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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are increasing in frequency and duration worldwide. Karenia brevis, the major toxic dinoflagellate in the Gulf of Mexico, produces potent neurotoxins, known as brevetoxins. For K. brevis, only minor concentrations of brevetoxins are needed to induce toxicity and environmental conditions appear to have the most direct impact on the cellular content of these toxins. A better understanding of K. brevis biology is essential to understand the mechanisms underlying toxin production and the ecology of such HABs, as well as to better anticipate and respond to such blooms. Here we present findings on the effect of salinity and availability of carbon on cellular physiology and brevetoxin and brevenal production by K. brevis. When grown at salinities of 35 and 27, but otherwise identical conditions, total brevetoxin cellular concentration varied between 0 to 18.5 pg cell-1 and brevenal varied between 0 and 1 pg cell-1. In response to hypoosmotic stress brevetoxin production was triggered, as a result, brevetoxin production increased up to 53%, while growth rates remained unchanged. A significant hypoosmotic event of >11%, was needed to trigger the response in brevetoxin production. To determine if K. brevis was sensing changes in specific ions within seawater (K+, Cl- or Ca2+), we systematically removed one ion while keeping the remaining ions at equivalent molar concentration for salinity of 35. Dilution in seawater K+ concentrations triggered the production of brevetoxins, increasing production ?44%. Ecosystem changes due to climate change have increased the production of toxins in other HAB species; here we examined the impact on K. brevis. We have shown that modification of pCO2 level and temperature did not influence brevetoxin production; however, predicted climate change scenarios (increased temperature and pCO2) did significantly increase the growth rate of K. brevis, by 60% at 25°C and 55% at 30°C. We suggest that K. brevis blooms could benefit from predicted increase in pCO2 over the next 100 years. Overall, our findings close a critical gap in knowledge regarding the function of brevetoxin in K. brevis by identifying a connection between brevetoxin production and osmoacclimation.

Errera, Reagan Michelle

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Design requirements document for Project W-465, immobilized low-activity waste interim storage  

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The scope of this Design Requirements Document (DRD) is to identify the functions and associated requirements that must be performed to accept, transport, handle, and store immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) produced by the privatized Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) treatment contractors. The functional and performance requirements in this document provide the basis for the conceptual design of the TWRS ILAW Interim Storage facility project and provides traceability from the program level requirements to the project design activity. Technical and programmatic risk associated with the TWRS planning basis are discussed in the Tank Waste Remediation System Decisions and Risk Assessment (Johnson 1994). The design requirements provided in this document will be augmented by additional detailed design data documented by the project.

Burbank, D.A.

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

248

Immobilized low-activity waste interim storage facility, Project W-465 conceptual design report  

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This report outlines the design and Total Estimated Cost to modify the four unused grout vaults for the remote handling and interim storage of immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW). The grout vault facilities in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site were constructed in the 1980s to support Tank Waste disposal activities. The facilities were to serve project B-714 which was intended to store grouted low-activity waste. The existing 4 unused grout vaults, with modifications for remote handling capability, will provide sufficient capacity for approximately three years of immobilized low activity waste (ILAW) production from the Tank Waste Remediation System-Privatization Vendors (TWRS-PV). These retrofit modifications to the grout vaults will result in an ILAW interim storage facility (Project W465) that will comply with applicable DOE directives, and state and federal regulations.

Pickett, W.W.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

249

Evaluation, 1979: a look at conservation projects and activities at Seattle City Light  

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The attempt at systematic evaluation of energy conservation activities and programs at Seattle City Light is reviewed. In 1979, 22 projects/activities were evaluated and categorized in-house, i.e., commercial/industrial; residential; outreach efforts;support activities; (not targeting the public); research, development, and demonstration; and in-house conservation activities. Details of each of these projects are presented. Four studies conducted by outside consultants are: Evaluation of the Seattle City Light Neighborhood Energy Conservation Program (Battelle Institute); Seattle City Light Conservation Office Evaluation Plan Review (Communication Design); Residential Customer Conservation Attitude and Awareness Study (Communication Design); and A Case Study of Seattle City Light's Utility/Bank/Contractor Insulation Program (Brown and Caldwell). Summaries of the reports are included as appendices.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

HARD X-RAYEMITTING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SELECTED BY THE CHANDRA MULTIWAVELENGTH PROJECT  

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HARD X-RAY­EMITTING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SELECTED BY THE CHANDRA MULTIWAVELENGTH PROJECT J. D present X-ray and optical analysis of 188 active galactic nuclei (AGN) identified from 497 hard X-ray ( f2:0 8:0 keV > 2:7 ; 10�15 ergs cm�2 s�1 ) sources in 20 Chandra fields (1.5 deg2 ) forming part

Green, Paul

251

Fuel cells at the crossroads : attitudes regarding the investment climate for the US fuel cell industry and a projection of industry job creation potential.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fuel Cells at the Crossroads examines financial community and fuel cell industry views on the investment climate for the fuel cell industry. It also explores the investment history of the US fuel cell industry and projects potential future job creation. The scope of the study included the transportation, stationary power generation and portable sectors. Interviews were conducted with industry and financial experts. The results of the interviews provide a snapshot of industry perspective just prior to President Bush's endorsement of a hydrogen economy in his 2003 State of the Union address. In April 2003, we conducted a spot check to test whether the State of the Union address had changed opinions. We found little change among the financial and investment communities, but some guarded new optimism among industry leaders. The general outlook of our sample was cautiously hopeful. There is no question, however, that the current climate is one of great uncertainty, particularly when compared with the enthusiasm that existed just a few years ago. Among other things: (1) Respondents generally believed that the energy industry will undergo profound change over the next few decades, resulting in some form of hydrogen economy. They acknowledged, however, that huge technology and cost hurdles must be overcome to achieve a hydrogen economy. (2) Respondents were worried about the future of the industry, including timeframes for market development, foreign competition, technical problems, and the current poor investment environment. (3) Respondents generally believed that the US federal government must provide strong leadership to ensure American leadership in the fuel cell industry. They believe that governments in Europe and Japan are highly committed to fuel cells, thus providing European and Japanese companies with significant advantages. (4) Respondents frequently mentioned several areas of concern, including the situation in Iraq, the increased commitment to fuel cells in Europe, and recent actions by Toyota and Honda.

NONE

2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

252

Fuel cells at the crossroads : attitudes regarding the investment climate for the US fuel cell industry and a projection of industry job creation potential.  

SciTech Connect

Fuel Cells at the Crossroads examines financial community and fuel cell industry views on the investment climate for the fuel cell industry. It also explores the investment history of the US fuel cell industry and projects potential future job creation. The scope of the study included the transportation, stationary power generation and portable sectors. Interviews were conducted with industry and financial experts. The results of the interviews provide a snapshot of industry perspective just prior to President Bush's endorsement of a hydrogen economy in his 2003 State of the Union address. In April 2003, we conducted a spot check to test whether the State of the Union address had changed opinions. We found little change among the financial and investment communities, but some guarded new optimism among industry leaders. The general outlook of our sample was cautiously hopeful. There is no question, however, that the current climate is one of great uncertainty, particularly when compared with the enthusiasm that existed just a few years ago. Among other things: (1) Respondents generally believed that the energy industry will undergo profound change over the next few decades, resulting in some form of hydrogen economy. They acknowledged, however, that huge technology and cost hurdles must be overcome to achieve a hydrogen economy. (2) Respondents were worried about the future of the industry, including timeframes for market development, foreign competition, technical problems, and the current poor investment environment. (3) Respondents generally believed that the US federal government must provide strong leadership to ensure American leadership in the fuel cell industry. They believe that governments in Europe and Japan are highly committed to fuel cells, thus providing European and Japanese companies with significant advantages. (4) Respondents frequently mentioned several areas of concern, including the situation in Iraq, the increased commitment to fuel cells in Europe, and recent actions by Toyota and Honda.

2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

253

Climate Change, High-Temperature Stress, Rice Productivity, and Water Use in Eastern China: A New Superensemble-Based Probabilistic Projection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of climate change on rice productivity in China remains highly uncertain because of uncertainties from climate change scenarios, parameterizations of biophysical processes, and extreme temperature stress in crop models. Here, the Model ...

Fulu Tao; Zhao Zhang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Berkeley Lab Earth Sciences Division - Research - Programs - Climate &  

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research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Research Areas The Carbon Cycle Better Models for Robust Climate Projection Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Projects Contacts Facilities & Centers Publications Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Climate & Carbon Sciences Program The global carbon cycle strongly regulates earth's climate, while anthropogenic disturbance of the carbon cycle is the main cause of current and predicted climate change. At the same time, humans depend on the terrestrial carbon cycle for food, fiber, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The Climate and Carbon Sciences Program of the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encompasses both atmospheric and

255

Global Climate Data  

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Data Data The climate data at the ORNL DAAC are used primarily as driving variables in terrestrial biogeochemistry models. These models typically use data on temperature (min,max), precipitation, humidity (relative humidity, vapor pressure deficit, dew point), radiation (PFD in PAR, shortwave, direct/diffuse, and UV radiation, daylength), and wind velocity. Climate / meteorology data are required at hourly to monthly time scales, either point or gridded, at spatial scales ranging from regional to continental to global. The ORNL DAAC currently distributes climate data from several related projects: VEMAP-1 Hydroclimatology, and Global Historical Climatology Network. We are also now distributing climate data developed at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research.

256

Development and Construction of Bioclimatic Double Skin Active Facade for Hot and Humid Climate of UAE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transparency in architecture is desirable for many reasons. In order to build transparent buildings with high levels of occupant comfort without compromising energy performance, facade technology and integration of facade and environmental systems become still more advanced. The present paper deals with the development and construction of mechanically ventilated double skin facade with HVAC integration for hot and humid climate like UAE. A case study is presented, illustrating potential benefits of careful application of the available technologies adopting an integrated approach from the early design phases. Moreover, the paper gives an introduction to test and demonstrate the performance of the facade and HVAC integration.

Karbor, R. G.; Mohamed, I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

The global unified parallel file system (GUPFS) project: FY 2002 activities and results  

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The Global Unified Parallel File System (GUPFS) project is a multiple-phase, five-year project at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center to provide a scalable, high performance, high bandwidth, shared file system for all the NERSC production computing and support systems. The primary purpose of the GUPFS project is to make it easier to conduct advanced scientific research using the NERSC systems. This is to be accomplished through the use of a shared file system providing a unified file namespace, operating on consolidated shared storage that is directly accessed by all the NERSC production computing and support systems. During its first year, FY 2002, the GUPFS project focused on identifying, testing, and evaluating existing and emerging shared/cluster file system, SAN fabric, and storage technologies; identifying NERSC user input/output (I/O) requirements, methods, and mechanisms; and developing appropriate benchmarking methodologies and benchmark codes for a parallel environment. This report presents the activities and progress of the GUPFS project during its first year, the results of the evaluations conducted, and plans for near-term and longer-term investigations.

Butler, Gregory F.; Lee, Rei Chi; Welcome, Michael L.

2003-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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5 Inventory of Existing Activities This Chapter evaluates existing legal protections, projects, plans, and activities against  

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, forestry best management practices Forest Practices Act BPA Transmission system vegetation management BPA Transmission System Vegetation Management Program Final Environmental Impact Statement (2000) USFS Riparian and streams in forest management activities including road maintenance, road construction, chemical

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EMAB Briefing on Capital Assets Projects and Operations Activities Presentation by Mark Gilbertson  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Capital Asset Projects and Operations Activities Capital Asset Projects and Operations Activities www.em.doe.gov 1 Presented to Environmental Management Advisory Boards Mark Gilbertson Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration Office of Environmental Management May 31, 2012 We reduce risks and protect our workers, our communities and the environment through cleanup Our work is urgent and essential to the health and economic vitality of our communities and the nation and positions our Sites for future missions and use Our mission is not discretionary - it is a congressional mandate to D&D the gaseous diffusion plant under the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1992 and a federal obligation to address the cold war environmental legacy cleanup and honor our regulatory commitments Environmental Management:

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The role of US agricultural and forest activities in global climate change mitigation  

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In 2005 the highest global surface temperature ever was recorded. A virtual consensus exists today among scientists that global warming is underway and that human greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a significant cause. Possible mitigation of climate change through reduction of net GHG emissions has become a worldwide concern. Under the United Nation’s Framework convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol was formed in 1997 and required ratifying countries to co-operate in stabilizing atmospheric GHG concentrations. The protocol took effect on February 16, 2005. The mitigation cost for reducing GHG emissions for the US economy has been argued to be high particularly through the energy sector. Agriculture and Forestry (AF) can provide some low cost strategies to help with this mitigation principally through carbon sequestration but must be competitive with mitigation costs in the rest of the economy. A general equilibrium approach is used herein to evaluate the role of AF mitigation in an economy wide setting. The results show that the AF sectors have significant mitigation potential. Higher carbon prices lead to more sequestration, less emissions, reduced consumer and total welfare, improved environmental indicators and increased producer welfare. AF mitigation increases as the carbon price increase over time. In the earlier periods, while the carbon price is low, AF emissions and sink are quite small compared to the energy sector. As carbon prices increase over time, the AF sectors mitigate about 25% of the net emissions. This verifies McCarl et al's (2001) argument that the AF sectors “may be very important in a world that requires time and technological investment to develop low-cost greenhouse gas emission offsets.” AF GHG emission mitigation is sensitive to saturation of sequestration sinks. This research finds that ignoring saturation characteristics leads to a severe overestimate of mitigation potential with estimates being inflated by as much as a factor of 6.

Zhu, En

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of data, major results, and plans for geophysical activities, Yucca Mountain Project  

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This report describes past and planned geophysical activities associated with the Yucca Mountain Project and is intended to serve as a starting point for integration of geophysical activities. This report relates past results to site characterization plans, as presented in the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Plan (SCP). This report discusses seismic exploration, potential field methods, geoelectrical methods, teleseismic data collection and velocity structural modeling, and remote sensing. This report discusses surface-based, airborne, borehole, surface-to-borehole, crosshole, and Exploratory Shaft Facility-related activities. The data described in this paper, and the publications discussed, have been selected based on several considerations; location with respect to Yucca Mountain, whether the success or failure of geophysical data is important to future activities, elucidation of features of interest, and judgment as to the likelihood that the method will produce information that is important for site characterization. 65 refs., 19 figs., 12 tabs.

Oliver, H.W. [Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA (USA); Hardin, E.L. [Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (USA); Nelson, P.H. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA)] [eds.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependency of Feedbacks on Forcing and Climate State in Physics Parameter Ensembles  

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Climate sensitivity is one of the most important metrics for future climate projections. In previous studies the climate of the last glacial maximum has been used to constrain the range of climate sensitivity, and similarities and differences of ...

Masakazu Yoshimori; Julia C. Hargreaves; James D. Annan; Tokuta Yokohata; Ayako Abe-Ouchi

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VEMAP: U.S. climate data  

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the VegetationEcosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP). "VEMAP 2: U.S. Annual Climate, 1895-1993" and "VEMAP 2: U.S. Annual Climate Change Scenarios" are available on-line...

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Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling  

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Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) Summary The COSIM project develops advanced ocean and ice models for evaluating the role of ocean and ice in high-latitude climate...

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Aquaplanets, Climate Sensitivity, and Low Clouds  

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Cloud effects have repeatedly been pointed out as the leading source of uncertainty in projections of future climate, yet clouds remain poorly understood and simulated in climate models. Aquaplanets provide a simplified framework for comparing ...

Brian Medeiros; Bjorn Stevens; Isaac M. Held; Ming Zhao; David L. Williamson; Jerry G. Olson; Christopher S. Bretherton

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Project: A summary of drilling and engineering activities and scientific results  

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The Salton Sea Scientific g Project (SSSDP) completed the first major well in the United States Continental Scientific Drilling Program. The well (State 2-14) was drilled to 10,W ft (3,220 m) in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California's Imperial Valley, to permit scientific study of a deep, high-temperature portion of an active geothermal system. The program was designed to investigate, through drilling and testing, the subsurface thermal, chemical, and mineralogical environments of this geothermal area. Extensive samples and data, including cores, cuttings, geothermal fluids and gases, and geophysical logs, were collected for future scientific analysis, interpretation, and publication. Short duration flow tests were conducted on reservoirs at a depth of approximately 6,120 ft (1,865 m) and at 10,136 ft (3,089 m). This report summarizes all major activities of the SSSDP, from project inception in the fall of 1984 through brine-pond cleanup and site restoration, ending in February 1989. This report presents a balanced summary of drilling, coring, logging, and flow-test operations, and a brief summary of technical and scientific results. Frequent reference is made to original records, data, and publication of results. The report also reviews the proposed versus the final well design, and operational summaries, such as the bit record, the casing and cementing program, and the coring program. Summaries are and the results of three flow tests. Several teamed during the project.

Ross, H.P.; Forsgren, C.K. (eds.)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperature rise, wildfires, drought and high electricity demand put stress on the nation's energy infrastructure. And severe weather -- the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States -- is projected to worsen,

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Selecting Ensemble Members to Provide Regional Climate Change Information  

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Climate model ensembles, such as the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, phase 3 (CMIP3), are used to characterize broadscale ranges of projected regional climate change and their impacts. The 17-member Hadley Centre perturbed physics GCM ...

Carol F. McSweeney; Richard G. Jones; Ben B. B. Booth

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Global Precipitation Climatology Project: First Algorithm Intercomparison Project  

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The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) was established by the World Climate Research Programme to produce global analyses of area- and time-averaged precipitation for use in climate research. To achieve the required spatial coverage, ...

Phillip A. Arkin; Pingping Xie

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Catalyst | Open Energy Information  

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Project Catalyst Project Catalyst Jump to: navigation, search Name Project Catalyst Agency/Company /Organization ClimateWorks, European Climate Foundation Sector Climate, Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Forestry Website http://www.project-catalyst.in References Project Catalyst[1] Project Catalyst Screenshot Contents 1 About 2 Resources 2.1 Tools 2.2 Programs 3 References About "Project Catalyst is an initiative of the ClimateWorks Foundation. ClimateWorks is a global, nonprofit philanthropic foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California with a network of affiliated foundations in China, India, the US, and the European Union. The ClimateWorks family of organizations focus on enacting policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through three general policy areas: energy efficiency standards,

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Action Memorandum for General Decommissioning Activities under the Idaho Cleanup Project  

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This Action Memorandum documents the selected alternative to perform general decommissioning activities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP). Preparation of this Action Memorandum has been performed in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the "Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986", and in accordance with the "National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan". An engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) was prepared and released for public comment and evaluated alternatives to accomplish the decommissioning of excess buildings and structures whose missions havve been completed.

S. L. Reno

2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

272

Climatic Role of North American Low-Level Jets on U.S. Regional Tornado Activity  

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Variability of springtime tornadic activity over the United States is assessed through the connectivity of preferred modes of North American low-level jet (NALLJ) variability to the local thermodynamic environment and remote SST variations. The ...

Scott J. Weaver; Stephen Baxter; Arun Kumar

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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Climate Zones to Climate Zones to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Modeling the Recent Evolution of Global Drought and Projections for the Twenty-First Century with the Hadley Centre Climate Model  

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Meteorological drought in the Hadley Centre global climate model is assessed using the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), a commonly used drought index. At interannual time scales, for the majority of the land surface, the model captures the ...

Eleanor J. Burke; Simon J. Brown; Nikolaos Christidis

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Vegetation and Climate Change due to Future Increases in CO2 as Projected by a Fully Coupled Model with Dynamic Vegetation  

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Transient simulations are presented of future climate and vegetation associated with continued rising levels of CO2. The model is a fully coupled atmosphere–ocean–land–ice model with dynamic vegetation. The impacts of the radiative and ...

Michael Notaro; Steve Vavrus; Zhengyu Liu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

NETL: Climate Change Policy Support: Reference Shelf  

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Climate Change Policy Support Reference Shelf NETL-sponsored Symposia at the AAAS Annual Meeting Battery-Powered Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Projects to Reduce Greenhouse...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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project proposes to develop an approach useful in the prediction of potential effects of climate change on semiarid pion-juniper woodlands. The study will assess tree mortality...

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ClimateWNA—High-Resolution Spatial Climate Data for Western North America  

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This study addresses the need to provide comprehensive historical climate data and climate change projections at a scale suitable for, and readily accessible to, researchers and resource managers. This database for western North America (WNA) ...

Tongli Wang; Andreas Hamann; David L. Spittlehouse; Trevor Q. Murdock

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Climate Change Impacts on Jordan River Flow: Downscaling Application from a Regional Climate Model  

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The integration of climate change projections into hydrological and other response models used for water resource planning and management is challenging given the varying spatial resolutions of the different models. In general, climate models are ...

Rana Samuels; Alon Rimmer; Andreas Hartmann; Simon Krichak; Pinhas Alpert

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Climate Response to Stratospheric Sulfate Injections and Implications for Addressing Climate Emergencies  

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Stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection has been proposed to counteract anthropogenic greenhouse gas warming and prevent regional climate emergencies. Global warming is projected to be largest in the polar regions, where consequences to climate ...

Kelly E. McCusker; David S. Battisti; Cecilia M. Bitz

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methane Hydrates and Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Hydrates and Climate Change Hydrates and Climate Change Methane Hydrates and Climate Change Methane hydrates store huge volumes of methane formed by the bacterial decay of organic matter or leaked from underlying oil and natural gas deposits. The active formation of methane hydrates in the shallow crust prevents methane, a greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere. On the other hand, warming of arctic sediments or ocean waters has the potential to cause methane hydrate to dissociate, releasing methane into the deepwater sediments, the ocean or atmosphere. DOE is conducting research to understand the mechanisms and volumes involved in these little-studied processes. DOE environmental and climate change research projects related to Arctic methane hydrate deposits include: Characterization of Methane Degradation and Methane-Degrading

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Nature Climate Change features Los  

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Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research February 27, 2013 New print edition of journal tags tree-stress project for cover story LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 27,...

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The Decovalex III Project: A Summary of Activities and Lessons Learned  

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AECL and CTH). 2. Phase II: 3D ice-sheet/drainage modelingmodeling (AECL and CTH). 3. Phase III: 3D ice-sheet/drainagePhase I: Enhancing numerical tools for simulations of the climate drive, ice-

Tsang, Chin-Fu; Jing, Lanru; Stephansson, Ove; Kautsky, Fritz

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEMORANDUM RE: REPORTING NEPA STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR RECOVERY ACT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 1 THE EIGHTH REPORT ON THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS Introduction The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) respectfully submits this report to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the President, in accordance with section 1609(c) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This report updates the reports previously provided on May 18, 2009, August 3, 2009, November 2, 2009, February 1, 2010, May 3, 2010, August 2, 2010, and November 5, 2010. Congress addressed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in Section 1609 of ARRA:

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MEMORANDUM RE: REPORTING NEPA STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR RECOVERY ACT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5, 2010 5, 2010 1 THE SEVENTH REPORT ON THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS Introduction The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) respectfully submits this report to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the President, in accordance with section 1609(c) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This report updates and adds to the information in the reports provided May 18, 2009, August 3, 2009, November 2, 2009, February 1, 2010, May 3, 2010, and August 2, 2010. Congress addressed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in Section 1609 of ARRA:

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MEMORANDUM RE: REPORTING NEPA STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR RECOVERY ACT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 1, 2011 August 1, 2011 1 THE TENTH REPORT ON THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS Introduction The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) respectfully submits this report to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the President, in accordance with section 1609(c) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This report updates the reports previously provided on May 18, 2009, August 3, 2009, November 2, 2009, February 1, 2010, May 3, 2010, August 2, 2010, November 5, 2010, February 1, 2011, and May 2, 2011. Congress addressed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in Section

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MEMORANDUM RE: REPORTING NEPA STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR RECOVERY ACT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0 0 1 THE FOURTH REPORT ON THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT STATUS AND PROGRESS FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS Introduction The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) respectfully submits this report to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the President, in accordance with section 1609(c) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This report updates and adds to the information in the reports provided May 18, 2009, August 3, 2009, and November 2, 2009. Congress addressed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in Section 1609 of ARRA: (a) FINDINGS. - (1) The National Environmental Policy Act protects public health, safety

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The Activities of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP)  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the United States Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Israel are now participating. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled “International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments”. The 2001 Edition of the Handbook contains benchmark specifications for 2642 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for use in validation efforts and for testing basic nuclear data.

Briggs, Joseph Blair

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Verification and Validation Plan Activities, 2011, Project Number: N6423, SAPHIRE Version 8  

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The SV&V Plan experienced changes over the past year to bring it into the operational software life cycle of SAPHIRE 8 and to maintain its sections on design features. Peer review of the SVVP with the former IV&V members identified the need for the operational use of metrics as a tool for quality maintenance and improvement. New tests were added to the SVVP to verify the operation of the new design features incorporated into SAPHIRE 8. Other additions to the SVVP were the addition of software metrics and the PDR and CDR processes. Audit support was provided for the NRC Technical Manager and Project Manager for the NRC OIG Audit performed throughout 2011. The SVVP is considered to be an up to date reference and useful roadmap of verification and validation activities going forward.

Kurt G. Vedros; Curtis L. Smith

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Tropical cyclones and climate change review article  

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Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude fluctuations in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones greatly complicate both the detection of long-term trends and their attribution to rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Trend detection is further impeded by substantial limitations in the availability and quality of global historical records of tropical cyclones. Therefore, it remains uncertain whether past changes in tropical cyclone activity have exceeded the variability expected from natural causes. However, future projections based on theory and high-resolution dynamical models consistently indicate that greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2–11 % by 2100. Existing modelling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6–34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modelling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm centre. For all cyclone parameters, projected changes for individual basins show large variations between different modelling studies. The challenge for climate change detection and attribution research with regard to tropical cyclones is to determine whether an observed change in tropical cyclone activity

Thomas R. Knutson; John L. Mcbride; Johnny Chan; Kerry Emanuel; Greg Holl; Chris L; Isaac Held; James P. Kossin; A. K. Srivastava; Masato Sugi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

EVALUATING SHORT-TERM CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE LATE HOLOCENE OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS  

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This literature study investigated methods and areas to deduce climate change and climate patterns, looking for short-term cycle phenomena and the means to interpret them. Many groups are actively engaged in intensive climate-related research. Ongoing research might be (overly) simplified into three categories: (1) historic data on weather that can be used for trend analysis and modeling; (2) detailed geological, biological (subfossil), and analytical (geochemical, radiocarbon, etc.) studies covering the last 10,000 years (about since last glaciation); and (3) geological, paleontological, and analytical (geochemical, radiometric, etc.) studies over millions of years. Of importance is our ultimate ability to join these various lines of inquiry into an effective means of interpretation. At this point, the process of integration is fraught with methodological troubles and misconceptions about what each group can contribute. This project has met its goals to the extent that it provided an opportunity to study resource materials and consider options for future effort toward the goal of understanding the natural climate variation that has shaped our current civilization. A further outcome of this project is a proposed methodology based on ''climate sections'' that provides spatial and temporal correlation within a region. The method would integrate cultural and climate data to establish the climate history of a region with increasing accuracy with progressive study and scientific advancement (e. g., better integration of regional and global models). The goal of this project is to better understand natural climatic variations in the recent past (last 5000 years). The information generated by this work is intended to provide better context within which to examine global climate change. The ongoing project will help to establish a basis upon which to interpret late Holocene short-term climate variability as evidenced in various studies in the northern Great Plains, northern hemisphere, and elsewhere. Finally these data can be integrated into a history of climate change and predictive climate models. This is not a small undertaking. The goals of researchers and the methods used vary considerably. The primary task of this project was literature research to (1) evaluate existing methodologies used in geologic climate change studies and evidence for short-term cycles produced by these methodologies and (2) evaluate late Holocene climate patterns and their interpretations.

Joseph H. Hartman

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

WWF-Climate Prep | Open Energy Information  

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Prep Prep Jump to: navigation, search Name WWF-Climate Prep Agency/Company /Organization World Wildlife Fund Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning Resource Type Case studies/examples, Lessons learned/best practices, Training materials Website http://www.climateprep.org/abo References WWF-Climate Prep[1] Abstract ClimatePrep.org aims to define climate change adaptation through illustrations of on-the-ground adaptation projects, explorations of adaptation concepts, and sharing lessons learned from work around the world. WWF-Climate Prep Screenshot "ClimatePrep.org aims to define climate change adaptation through illustrations of on-the-ground adaptation projects, explorations of adaptation concepts, and sharing lessons learned from work around the

293

Effect of Anthropogenic Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes on Climate and Land Carbon Storage in CMIP5 Projections for the Twenty-First Century  

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The effects of land-use changes on climate are assessed using specified-concentration simulations complementary to the representative concentration pathway 2.6 (RCP2.6) and RCP8.5 scenarios performed for phase 5 of the Coupled Model ...

V. Brovkin; L. Boysen; V. K. Arora; J. P. Boisier; P. Cadule; L. Chini; M. Claussen; P. Friedlingstein; V. Gayler; B. J. J. M. van den Hurk; G. C. Hurtt; C. D. Jones; E. Kato; N. de Noblet-Ducoudré; F. Pacifico; J. Pongratz; M. Weiss

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Model projections of the changes in atmospheric circulation and surface climate over North America, North Atlantic and Europe in the 21st century  

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The impacts of climate change on the North America-North Atlantic-Europe sector are studied using a coupled general circulation model (CM3) and a high-resolution atmosphere-only model (HiRAM), both developed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics ...

Ngar-Cheung Lau; Jeffrey J. Ploshay

295

The application of the value-added activity model for the Mark-6 LE integration project  

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Powerful information and workflow management tools can minimize risks and maximize productivity for a project. However, a conventional task-based project management approach does not provide the kind of details necessary ...

Liang, Joanna (Joanna Jung-Yen)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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role of solar absorption in climate and role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Andrew Conley, David Fillmore, and Phil Rasch National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA 2 Prior Research on Absorption and Climate Field Experiments: * Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment * Indian Ocean Experiment Modeling studies of clouds: * The color of the planet * Climate with enhanced cloud absorption Synthesis of models and aerosol observations: * Development of aerosol assimilation * Application to aerosol/climate interactions 3 Natural and anthropogenic aerosols India, March 2000 California, October 2003 Africa, March 2003 4 Historical and projected sulfate emissions * Emissions from India have tripled in last 20 years of 20 th century..

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A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling  

SciTech Connect

Climate models are the foundation for understanding and projecting climate and climate-related changes and are thus critical tools for supporting climate-related decision making. This study developed a holistic strategy for improving the nationâ??s capability to accurately simulate climate and related Earth system changes on decadal to centennial timescales. The committeeâ??s report is a high level analysis, providing a strategic framework to guide progress in the nationâ??s climate modeling enterprise over the next 10-20 years. This study was supported by DOE, NSF, NASA, NOAA, and the intelligence community.

Dunlea, Edward; Elfring, Chris

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

298

CMIP5 Projection of Significant Reduction in Extratropical Cyclone Activity over North America  

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Projections of storm track changes over the continental U.S. and southern Canada made by 23 CMIP5 models have been compared to changes projected by 11 CMIP3 models. Overall, under RCP8.5 forcing, CMIP5 models project much more significant ...

Edmund K. M. Chang

299

G-Climate  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

67 67 AUDIT REPORT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES APRIL 2000 April 6, 2000 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman (Signed) Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The U.S. Department of Energy's Global Climate Change Activities" BACKGROUND The President's Climate Change Proposal of October 1997 and the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), were intended to identify methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The FCCC was ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1992 and put into force in July 1994. The purpose of the Kyoto

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Climate Science Overview  

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NIST Home > Climate Science Overview. NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements and Climate Research Program Overview. Earth's climate is ...

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Photovoltaic Project: materials, processes, and testing activities. Quarterly report, April 1-June 30, 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy has set a 20-year lifetime goal for terrestrial photovoltaic modules. In its capacity as a Photovoltaic Field Tests and Applications Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory has established various experimental test sites, ranging in size from 0.1- to 25-kW-peak power, throughout the United States. These sites include modules from several manufacturers and serve as test beds for photovoltaic system components. This report, the fifth in a series of similar reports (1-4), summarizes the activities of the Materials, Processes and Testing Laboratory of the Solar Photovoltaic Field Tests and Applications Project during the three-month period (4/1/79 to 6/30/79). During this period, inspection trips were made to test sites at the University of Texas at Arlington and at Mead, Nebraska. Modules were tested in the field to determine the extent of physical and electrical degradation which had taken place since previous inspections. Several modules were removed from these sites for more detailed laboratory analysis. In addition, degradation analysis of modules from the rooftop of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and failure analysis of modules from the Lincoln Laboratory Rooftop Test Bed and Residential Test Beds was performed. The results of both field testing and the laboratory analyses are reported.

Forman, S.E.; Themelis, M.P.

1979-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Photovoltaic Project: materials, processes, and testing activities. Quarterly report, 1 January-31 March 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Department of Energy has set a 20-year-lifetime goal for terrestrial photovoltaic modules. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, in its capacity as a Photovoltaic Field Tests and Applications Center, has established throughout the United States various experimental test sites which range in size from 0.1 to 25 kW of peak power. These sites include modules from several manufacturers and serve as test beds for photovoltaic system components. The activities of the Materials, Processes, and Testing Laboratory of the Solar Photovoltaic Project during a three-month (1/1/79-3/31/79) period are summarized. During this period, an inspection trip was made to the Mead, Nebraska, test site. The modules were tested in the field to determine the extent of physical and electrical degradation which had taken place since previous inspections. In addition, several modules were removed from the site for more detailed laboratory examination. The results of both the field testing and laboratory analyses are reported.

Forman, S.E.; Themelis, M.P.

1979-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

303

Storm-Track Activity in IPCC AR4/CMIP3 Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climatological storm-track activity simulated by 17 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC AR4)/phase 3 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3) models is compared to that in the interim ECMWF Re-...

Edmund K. M. Chang; Yanjuan Guo; Xiaoming Xia; Minghua Zheng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The Decovalex III Project: A Summary of Activities and Lessons Learned  

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modeling of the Yucca Mountain Project Drift Scale Test.of Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain. DECOVALEX III, Taskmodeling of the Yucca Mountain Drift Scale Test. DECOVALEX

Tsang, Chin-Fu; Jing, Lanru; Stephansson, Ove; Kautsky, Fritz

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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L:\\PUBLICATIONS\\Projects - Active\\2005\\2005 INL-ATR\\PageMaker...  

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and the Idaho Cleanup Project, under the DOE Headquarters Office of Environmental Management; a new prime contractor and contract for management of the INL; the transfer of the...

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Climate Indices  

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Indices Indices Climate Indices Climate indices are diagnostic tools used to describe the state of the climate system and monitor climate. They are most often represented with a time series, where each point in time corresponds to one index value. An index can be constructed to describe almost any atmospheric event; as such, they are myriad. Therefore, CDIAC provides these links to other web sites to help guide users to the most widely used climate indices, which in many cases are updated monthly. Data Set Website/Name NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, Monitoring and Data Index Page NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series Page (plot, analyze, and compare time series) The Monthly Teleconnection Indices Page from NOAA's National

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Tests of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors for Active1 Target Time Projection Chambers in nuclear physics2  

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Tests of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors for Active1 Target Time Projection Chambers in nuclear the gas used as the detection medium10 is also a target for nuclear reactions, have been used for a wide variety of11 nuclear physics applications since the eighties. Improvements in MPGD (Mi-12 cro Pattern

Recanati, Catherine

308

The Global Monsoon Variability Simulated by CMIP3 Coupled Climate Models  

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The global monsoon climate variability during the second half of the twentieth century simulated by 21 coupled global climate models (CGCMs) that participated in the World Climate Research Programme’s Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 ...

Hyung-Jin Kim; Bin Wang; Qinghua Ding

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Changing the Climate Sensitivity of an Atmospheric General Circulation Model through Cloud Radiative Adjustment  

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Conducting probabilistic climate projections with a particular climate model requires the ability to vary the model’s characteristics, such as its climate sensitivity. In this study, the authors implement and validate a method to change the ...

Andrei P. Sokolov; Erwan Monier

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

A Probability and Decision-Model Analysis of a Multimodel Ensemble of Climate Change Simulations  

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Because of the inherent uncertainties in the computational representation of climate and because of unforced chaotic climate variability, it is argued that climate change projections should be expressed in probabilistic form. In this paper, 17 ...

Jouni Räisänen; T. N. Palmer

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: Overview of Phase I Results  

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The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) is an international effort designed to investigate the uncertainties in regional-scale projections of future climate and produce highresolution climate change scenarios using multiple ...

Linda O. Mearns; Ray Arritt; Sébastien Biner; Melissa S. Bukovsky; Seth McGinnis; Stephan Sain; Daniel Caya; James Correia Jr.; Dave Flory; William Gutowski; Eugene S. Takle; Richard Jones; Ruby Leung; Wilfran Moufouma-Okia; Larry McDaniel; Ana M. B. Nunes; Yun Qian; John Roads; Lisa Sloan; Mark Snyder

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Advisory Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Change Advisory Ltd Climate Change Advisory Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Advisory Ltd Place London, United Kingdom Zip W1K 3HP Sector Renewable Energy, Services Product CCA provides advisory services in relation to corporate and project finance to companies seeking to develop renewable energy projects and technologies. References Climate Change Advisory Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Climate Change Advisory Ltd is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Climate Change Advisory Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Advisory_Ltd&oldid=343703" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Modeling the Uncertain Future of a Threatened Habitat: Climate Change and Urban Growth in California Sage Scrub  

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Zhao. 2007. Global climate projections. Pages 747–845 in S.Reducing uncertainty in projections of extinction risk fromZhao. 2007. Global climate projections. Pages 747–845 in S.

Riordan, Erin Coulter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Critical analysis of the Hanford spent nuclear fuel project activity based cost estimate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1997, the SNFP developed a baseline change request (BCR) and submitted it to DOE-RL for approval. The schedule was formally evaluated to have a 19% probability of success [Williams, 1998]. In December 1997, DOE-RL Manager John Wagoner approved the BCR contingent upon a subsequent independent review of the new baseline. The SNFP took several actions during the first quarter of 1998 to prepare for the independent review. The project developed the Estimating Requirements and Implementation Guide [DESH, 1998] and trained cost account managers (CAMS) and other personnel involved in the estimating process in activity-based cost (ABC) estimating techniques. The SNFP then applied ABC estimating techniques to develop the basis for the December Baseline (DB) and documented that basis in Basis of Estimate (BOE) books. These BOEs were provided to DOE in April 1998. DOE commissioned Professional Analysis, Inc. (PAI) to perform a critical analysis (CA) of the DB. PAI`s review formally began on April 13. PAI performed the CA, provided three sets of findings to the SNFP contractor, and initiated reconciliation meetings. During the course of PAI`s review, DOE directed the SNFP to develop a new baseline with a higher probability of success. The contractor transmitted the new baseline, which is referred to as the High Probability Baseline (HPB), to DOE on April 15, 1998 [Williams, 1998]. The HPB was estimated to approach a 90% confidence level on the start of fuel movement [Williams, 1998]. This high probability resulted in an increased cost and a schedule extension. To implement the new baseline, the contractor initiated 26 BCRs with supporting BOES. PAI`s scope was revised on April 28 to add reviewing the HPB and the associated BCRs and BOES.

Warren, R.N.

1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

315

Quantifying the Likelihood of Regional Climate Change: A Hybridized Approach  

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The growing need for risk-based assessments of impacts and adaptation to climate change calls for increased capability in climate projections: specifically, the quantification of the likelihood of regional outcomes and the representation of their ...

C. Adam Schlosser; Xiang Gao; Kenneth Strzepek; Andrei Sokolov; Chris E. Forest; Sirein Awadalla; William Farmer

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

A Scaling Approach to Probabilistic Assessment of Regional Climate Change  

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A new approach to probabilistic projections of regional climate change is introduced. It builds on the already established quasi-linear relation between global-mean temperature and regional climate change found in atmosphere–ocean general ...

Katja Frieler; Malte Meinshausen; Matthias Mengel; Nadine Braun; William Hare

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Climate Change Impact on Rice Insurance Payouts in Japan  

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The authors constructed the framework for a preliminary assessment of climate change impact on the rice insurance payout in Japan. The framework consisted of various models ranging from climate projection downscaling, rice yield estimation, yield ...

Toshichika Iizumi; Masayuki Yokozawa; Yousay Hayashi; Fujio Kimura

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Influence of Ocean and Atmosphere Components on Simulated Climate Sensitivities  

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The influence of alternative ocean and atmosphere subcomponents on climate model simulation of transient sensitivities is examined by comparing three GFDL climate models used for phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). The ...

Michael Winton; Alistair Adcroft; Stephen M. Griffies; Robert W. Hallberg; Larry W. Horowitz; Ronald J. Stouffer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Constraining Climate Sensitivity from the Seasonal Cycle in Surface Temperature  

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The estimated range of climate sensitivity has remained unchanged for decades, resulting in large uncertainties in long-term projections of future climate under increased greenhouse gas concentrations. Here the multi-thousand-member ensemble of ...

Reto Knutti; Gerald A. Meehl; Myles R. Allen; David A. Stainforth

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

An enhanced archive facilitating climate impacts and adaptation analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capsule: We describe an expanded archive of downscaled model-based projections of future changes in regional climate, with a user-friendly web interface, to facilitate analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation.

Maurer; E.P.Brekke; L.Pruitt; T.Thrasher; B.Long; J.Duffy; P.Dettinger; M.Cayan; D.Arnold; J.

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CSLF, an international climate change init  

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CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- effective CCUS technologies, officially recognized the projects at a recent meeting in Perth, Australia, for making contributions to the development of global carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) mitigation technologies. With the recognition, all three projects will appear on the CSLF website in a yearly project portfolio to keep the global community updated

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AMIP: The Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project  

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The Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) is an international effort to determine the systematic climate errors of atmospheric models under realistic conditions, and calls for the simulation of the climate of the decade 1979–1988 using ...

W. Lawrence Gates

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directory of Solar Energy Research Activities in the United States: First Edition, May 1980. [1220 projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information covering 1220, FY 1978 and FY 1979 solar energy research projects is included. In addition to the title and text of project summaries, the directory contains the following indexes: subject index, investigator index, performing organization index, and supporting organization index. This information was registered with the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange by Federal, State, and other supporting organizations. The project summaries are categorized in the following areas: biomass, ocean energy, wind energy,photovoltaics, photochemical energy conversion, photobiological energy conversion, solar heating and cooling, solar process heat, solar collectors and concentrators, solar thermal electric generation, and other solar energy conversion. (WHK)

None

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems engineering management and implementation plan for Project W-465, immobilized low-activity waste plan  

SciTech Connect

The Systems Engineering Management and Implementation Plan (SEMIP) for TWRS Project W-465 describes the project implementation of the Tank Waste Remediation System Systems Engineering Management Plan (TWRS SEMP), Rev. 1. The SEMIP outlines systems engineering (SE) products and processes to be used by the project for technical baseline development. A formal graded approach is used to determine the products necessary for requirements, design, and operational baseline completion. SE management processes are defined, and roles and responsibilities for management processes and major technical baseline elements are documented.

Latray, D.A.

1998-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chalmers Climate Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Chalmers Climate Calculator Chalmers Climate Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Chalmers Climate Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Chalmers University of Technology Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: dhcp2-pc011134.fy.chalmers.se Cost: Free Chalmers Climate Calculator Screenshot References: Chalmers Climate Calculator[1] Logo: Chalmers Climate Calculator " In the Chalmers Climate Calculator the user can decide on when and how fast emissions of CO2 are reduced and what this emissions scenario implies in terms of CO2 concentration and global average surface temperature change. The climate sensitivity and the net aerosol forcing in year 2005

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climate change | OpenEI Community  

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climate change climate change Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

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River Protection Project (RPP) Immobilized Low Activity Waste (ILAW) Disposal Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document replaces HNF-1517, Rev 2 which is deleted. It incorporates updates to reflect changes in programmatic direction associated with the vitrification plant contract change and associated DOE/ORP guidance. In addition it incorporates the cancellation of Project W-465, Grout Facility, and the associated modifications to Project W-520, Immobilized High-Level Waste Disposal Facility. It also includes document format changes and section number modifications consistent with CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. procedures.

BRIGGS, M.G.

2000-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate VISION: Industry Associations  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Industry Associations Industry Associations Aluminum Aluminum Association (Coordinating aluminum industry Climate VISION activities) The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry. The Association provides leadership to the industry through its programs and services which aim to enhance aluminum's position in a world of proliferating materials, increase its use as the "material of choice," remove impediments to its fullest use, and assist in achieving the industry's environmental, societal, and economic objectives. Automobile Manufacturers Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Coordinating automobile industry Climate VISION activities) The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. is a trade association

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U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement: Climate Action Handbook | Open  

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U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement: Climate Action Handbook U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement: Climate Action Handbook Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement: Climate Action Handbook Agency/Company /Organization: ICLEI Phase: Create a Vision, Develop Goals, "Perpare a Plan" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. User Interface: Website Website: www.seattle.gov/climate/docs/ClimateActionHandbook.pdf The Climate Action Handbook offers examples of actions that local governments can take to reduce global warming emissions and implement the

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Carbon dioxide and climate  

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Scientific and public interest in greenhouse gases, climate warming, and global change virtually exploded in 1988. The Department's focused research on atmospheric CO{sub 2} contributed sound and timely scientific information to the many questions produced by the groundswell of interest and concern. Research projects summarized in this document provided the data base that made timely responses possible, and the contributions from participating scientists are genuinely appreciated. In the past year, the core CO{sub 2} research has continued to improve the scientific knowledge needed to project future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations, to estimate climate sensitivity, and to assess the responses of vegetation to rising concentrations of CO{sub 2} and to climate change. The Carbon Dioxide Research Program's goal is to develop sound scientific information for policy formulation and governmental action in response to changes of atmospheric CO{sub 2}. The Program Summary describes projects funded by the Carbon Dioxide Research Program during FY 1990 and gives a brief overview of objectives, organization, and accomplishments.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

The DOE/Gosatomnadzor collaboration, Project 3: Providing equipment and support for Gosatomnadzor inspection activities in Russia  

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Project 3 consists of two subprojects: Project 3.1 -- providing Materials Control and Accounting (MC and A) equipment to GAN inspectors; and Project 3.2 -- the development of Russian indigenous MC and A equipment capability for GAN. The objective of Project 3.1 is to provide equipment for use by GAN inspectors during independent inspections of facilities that contain direct-use material. To accomplish this, Project 3.1 develops the initial training for GAN instructors on the instruments provided by the US and contracts with Safety Limited, a GAN contractor for developing methodologies and procedures for using the equipment and acceptance checkout and delivery. The equipment deliveries were divided into three phases to fit within the DOE budget and priority constraints. With the equipment delivered to the inspectors, Phase 1 is complete. Phase 2 has been started by purchasing and checking out neutron coincidence counting (NCC) equipment at Los Alamos. The GAN instructors have been trained on NCCs, cherenkov vision devices (CVDs), ultrasonic thickness gages (UTGs), and tamper indicating devices (TIDs) at Los Alamos. Phase 3 has been delayed to fiscal year 1999 (FY99) due to budget constraints. Project 3.2 addresses the important issue of sustainability for safeguards equipment in Russia. GAN`s Project 3.2 will help establish indigenous equipment for Russian safeguards. The initial review of Russian manufacturing capabilities for safeguards equipment has been completed and recommendations have been made. To this end, the authors are encouraging US vendors to collaborate with Russian institutes and have contracted with the All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics (VINIIA) and Aquila Technologies to fabricate a Russian Active-Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC) from US parts.

Hoida, H.W. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Lanier, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Schultz, F. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Project 333  

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José D. Figueroa José D. Figueroa Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-386-4966 jose.figueroa@netl.doe.gov C. Jeffrey Brinker Sandia Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories Professor of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering The University of New Mexico Advanced Materials Laboratory 1001 University Blvd. SE, Suite 100 Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-272-7627 cjbrink@sandia.gov Sequestration NOVEL DUAL FUNCTIONAL MEMBRANE FOR CONTROLLING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL FUELED POWER PLANTS Background There is growing concern among climate scientists that the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG), particularly carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere is affecting the global climate in ways that could have serious consequences. One approach to reducing GHG emissions

333

Habitable Climates  

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According to the standard liquid-water definition, the Earth is only partially habitable. We reconsider planetary habitability in the framework of energy-balance models, the simplest seasonal models in physical climatology, to assess the spatial and temporal habitability of Earth-like planets. We quantify the degree of climatic habitability of our models with several metrics of fractional habitability. Previous evaluations of habitable zones may have omitted important climatic conditions by focusing on close Solar System analogies. For example, we find that model pseudo-Earths with different rotation rates or different land-ocean fractions have fractional habitabilities that differ significantly from that of the Earth itself. Furthermore, the stability of a planet's climate against albedo-feedback snowball events strongly impacts its habitability. Therefore, issues of climate dynamics may be central in assessing the habitability of discovered terrestrial exoplanets, especially if astronomical forcing conditions are different from the moderate Solar System cases.

David S. Spiegel; Kristen Menou; Caleb A. Scharf

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

334

Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Trinidad and Tobago

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Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Mexico, ClimateWorks, Project Catalyst, McKinsey and Company Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Transportation, Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAC/Resources/MEDEC_ExecutiveSummary_En Country: Mexico Central America References: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change[1] Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change (Spanish) Annexes (Spanish) Excecutive Summary of Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Goals and targets of the program

336

The Decovalex III Project: A Summary of Activities and LessonsLearned  

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Initiated in 1992, the DECOVALEX project is an international collaboration for advancing the understanding and modeling of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes in geologic systems. The project has made important scientific achievements through three stages and is progressing in its fourth stage. It has played a key role in the development of mathematical modeling and in situ testing of coupled THM processes in fractured rock and buffer/backfill materials, a subject of importance for performance assessment of radioactive waste geologic repositories. This paper summarizes studies under the most recent stage of the project, DECOVALEX III (2000-2003). These studies include those of two major field experiments: (a) the FEBEX experiment at Grimsel, Switzerland, investigating coupled THM processes in a crystalline rock-bentonite system, and (b) the Drift Scale Test (DST) experiment at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, investigating coupled THM processes in unsaturated tuff. These are two of the largest multiyear heater tests undertaken to date for the study of coupled THM processes in geological systems. In addition, three so-called benchmark tests are also studied to evaluate the impact of coupled THM processes under different scenarios and geometries. Within the DECOVALEX project, multiple research teams participated in each of the studies, using different approaches and computer codes. Comparisons of results have provided insight into coupled THM processes, which in turn has stimulated further development of our modeling capabilities. Lessons learned from these studies are discussed. The scientific advances and enhanced insight gained through this kind of international cooperation illustrate the effectiveness of the DECOVALEX project.

Tsang, Chin-Fu; Jing, Lanru; Stephansson, Ove; Kautsky, Fritz

2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Project information  

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Project Information Amistad Project (Texas) Collbran Project (Colorado) Colorado River Storage Project Dolores Project (Colorado) Falcon Project (Texas) Provo River Project (Utah)...

338

The greenhouse effect and climate change  

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The physical basis of the projected changes in climate due to enhancement of the greenhouse effect is outlined. Gases important to the greenhouse effect are discussed as well as the expected changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases, potential climatic effects, and the ways of detecting changes in the climate. The potential warming due to man-made changes over the last 100 years is expected to be 1-2 K. 81 refs.

Mitchell, J.F.B. (Meteorological Office, Bracknell (England))

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Title  

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Training and Research Peter M. Walsh University of Alabama at Birmingham U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Building the Infrastructure for CCUS Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 21-23, 2012 DE-FE0002224 * Evaluation of the sealing capacity of caprocks serving as barriers to upward migration of CO 2 sequestered in geologic formations. * Education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, through independent research on geologic sequestration. * Education, through an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course on coal combustion and gasification, climate change, and carbon sequestration. * Simulation of CO 2 migration and trapping in storage

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Oregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010  

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of Washington and the California Climate Action Team. In this report, we also identify knowledge gaps, where we created using a utility at the Office of Washington State Climatologist, climate.washington.edu. #12 will be the primary factor in agricultural production in the future. Both California and Washington projected negative

Pierce, Stephen

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341

Climate Variability, Fish, and Fisheries  

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Fish population variability and fisheries activities are closely linked to weather and climate dynamics. While weather at sea directly affects fishing, environmental variability determines the distribution, migration, and abundance of fish. ...

P. Lehodey; J. Alheit; M. Barange; T. Baumgartner; G. Beaugrand; K. Drinkwater; J.-M. Fromentin; S. R. Hare; G. Ottersen; R. I. Perry; C. Roy; C. D. van der Lingen; F. Werner

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

SPRUCE: Spruce and Peatland Responses under Climatic and Environmental Change  

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SPRUCE is an experiment to assess the response of northern peatland ecosystems to increases in temperature and exposures to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations. It is the primary component of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Scientific Focus Area of ORNL's Climate Change Program, focused on terrestrial ecosystems and the mechanisms that underlie their responses to climatic change. The experimental work is to be conducted in a Picea mariana [black spruce] - Sphagnum spp. bog forest in northern Minnesota, 40 km north of Grand Rapids, in the USDA Forest Service Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF). The site is located at the southern margin of the boreal peatland forest. It is an ecosystem considered especially vulnerable to climate change, and anticipated to be near its tipping point with respect to climate change. Responses to warming and interactions with increased atmospheric CO2 concentration are anticipated to have important feedbacks on the atmosphere and climate, because of the high carbon stocks harbored by such ecosystems.[copied from http://mnspruce.ornl.gov/] While some data files are restricted to access by project members only, others are available for public download now, even as research is being actively conducted.

343

On the Effective Number of Climate Models  

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Projections of future climate change are increasingly based on the output of many different models. Typically, the mean over all model simulations is considered as the optimal prediction, with the underlying assumption that different models ...

Christopher Pennell; Thomas Reichler

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The global unified parallel file system (GUPFS) project: FY 2003 activities and results  

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The Global Unified Parallel File System (GUPFS) project is a multiple-phase project at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center whose goal is to provide a scalable, high-performance, high-bandwidth, shared file system for all of the NERSC production computing and support systems. The primary purpose of the GUPFS project is to make the scientific users more productive as they conduct advanced scientific research at NERSC by simplifying the scientists' data management tasks and maximizing storage and data availability. This is to be accomplished through the use of a shared file system providing a unified file namespace, operating on consolidated shared storage that is accessible by all the NERSC production computing and support systems. In order to successfully deploy a scalable high-performance shared file system with consolidated disk storage, three major emerging technologies must be brought together: (1) shared/cluster file systems software, (2) cost-effective, high-performance storage area network (SAN) fabrics, and (3) high-performance storage devices. Although they are evolving rapidly, these emerging technologies individually are not targeted towards the needs of scientific high-performance computing (HPC). The GUPFS project is in the process of assessing these emerging technologies to determine the best combination of solutions for a center-wide shared file system, to encourage the development of these technologies in directions needed for HPC, particularly at NERSC, and to then put them into service. With the development of an evaluation methodology and benchmark suites, and with the updating of the GUPFS testbed system, the project did a substantial number of investigations and evaluations during FY 2003. The investigations and evaluations involved many vendors and products. From our evaluation of these products, we have found that most vendors and many of the products are more focused on the commercial market. Most vendors lack the understanding of, or do not have the resources to pay enough attention to, the needs of high-performance computing environments such as NERSC.

Butler, Gregory F.; Baird William P.; Lee, Rei C.; Tull, Craig E.; Welcome, Michael L.; Whitney Cary L.

2004-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual design statement of work for the immobilized low-activity waste interim storage facility project  

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The Immobilized Low-Activity Waste Interim Storage subproject will provide storage capacity for immobilized low-activity waste product sold to the U.S. Department of Energy by the privatization contractor. This statement of work describes the work scope (encompassing definition of new installations and retrofit modifications to four existing grout vaults), to be performed by the Architect-Engineer, in preparation of a conceptual design for the Immobilized Low-Activity Waste Interim Storage Facility.

Carlson, T.A., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural and anthropogenic climate change  

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This report covers the project progress of grant DE-FG02-86ER60422 for the period March 1, 1990--October 1, 1990. The research program includes three tasks: General Circulation Models (GCM) intercomparison and improvement, climate data-model statistics, and China project science coordination. This work has been performed in collaboration with our subcontractor, Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang, SUNY/Albany. 8 refs.

Gutowski, W.J.; Portman, D.A.; Iacono, M.J. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA (USA)); Wang, W.C. (State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (USA). Atmospheric Sciences Research Center)

1990-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Risk and Financial Institutions | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Agency/Company /Organization: International Finance Corporation Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment Website: www.ifc.org/ifcext/sustainability.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/p_ClimateRisk Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Screenshot References: Climate Risk and Financial Institutions[1] Overview "This report demonstrates that climate change and its impacts are likely to alter a number of conditions that are material to the objectives of financial institutions. If changing conditions are not actively managed, investments and institutions may underperform." References ↑ "Climate Risk and Financial Institutions"

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Climate VISION: Private Sector Initiatives: Forest Products:...  

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Program Office The Global Change Program Office (GCPO) serves as USDA's focal point for climate change issues and is responsible for coordinating activities with other Federal...

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M2 priority screening system for near-term activities: Project documentation. Final report December 11, 1992--May 31, 1994  

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From May through August, 1993, the M-2 Group within M Division at LANL conducted with the support of the LANL Integration and Coordination Office (ICO) and Applied Decision Analysis, Inc. (ADA), whose purpose was to develop a system for setting priorities among activities. This phase of the project concentrated on prioritizing near-tenn activities (i.e., activities that must be conducted in the next six months) necessary for setting up this new group. Potential future project phases will concentrate on developing a tool for setting priorities and developing annual budgets for the group`s operations. The priority screening system designed to address the near-term problem was developed, applied in a series of meeting with the group managers, and used as an aid in the assignment of tasks to group members. The model was intended and used as a practical tool for documenting and explaining decisions about near-term priorities, and not as a substitute for M-2 management judgment and decision-making processes.

NONE

1993-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database | Open  

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Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.fao.org/climatechange/67148/en/ RelatedTo: Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database Screenshot References: AFOLU Mitigation Database[1] Global Survey of Agricultural Mitigation Projects Paper[2] "The AFOLU MP database endeavors to gather information on all mitigation activities currently ongoing within the agricultural and forestry sectors

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[Research on greenhouse-gas-induced climate change  

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This climate research focuses on the following topics: model development and testing; climate simulations and analyses; analyses of observed climate; development of analysis methods; global warming: physics, economics and policy; and participation in international research efforts. Also summarized are six projects that are proposed for the next five years.

Schlesinger, M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

352

NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects  

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Methane Hydrate Projects If you need help finding information on a particular project, please contact the content manager. Search Hydrates Projects Active Projects | Completed...

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and Computational Sciences and the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorates at ORNL actively participate in CCSI research. CCSI aims to understand the fate of carbon in the climate system-the central issue of greenhouse-gas-induced warming-so we can develop the predictive infrastructure to help answer questions about low-probability, high-impact

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Immobilized low-activity waste interim storage facility, Project W-465 conceptual design report  

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This report outlines the design and total estimated cost to modify the four unused grout vaults for the remote handling and interim storage of immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW).

Pickett, W.W.

1998-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Physics Project, Brookhaven National Laboratory, BNL  

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User Forum Report Problems FAQ Contact Us Other Links Can't View PDFs? FASTER (FAst-physics System TEstbed and Research) Project Brookhaven Climate Consortium The FASTER project...

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Climate VISION: News - Bush Administration Launches "Climate...  

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Will Address Challenge of Climate Change WASHINGTON, D.C., - Today, the Department of Energy, on behalf of the Administration, launched the President's "Climate VISION"...

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Application: Cold Climate  

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*. Bookmark and Share. Application: Cold Climate. Fire Suppression in Cold Climates: A Technical Review.. Catchpole, DV; 2000. ...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Financing Options | Open Energy Information  

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Financing Options Financing Options Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Financing Options Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank Sector: Climate Focus Area: People and Policy Phase: Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Develop Finance and Implement Projects Topics: Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/ Language: English References: Climate Finance Options[1] New climate finance tool for developing countries[2] "This Platform aims at providing comprehensive guidance on financial

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Probabilistic Forecast for Twenty-First-Century Climate Based on Uncertainties in Emissions (Without Policy) and Climate Parameters  

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model is used to make probabilistic projections of climate change from 1861 to 2100. Since the model’s first projections were published in 2003, substantial improvements ...

A. P. Sokolov; P. H. Stone; C. E. Forest; R. Prinn; M. C. Sarofim; M. Webster; S. Paltsev; C. A. Schlosser; D. Kicklighter; S. Dutkiewicz; J. Reilly; C. Wang; B. Felzer; J. M. Melillo; H. D. Jacoby

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Forecast for Twenty-First-Century Climate Based on Uncertainties in Emissions (Without Policy) and Climate Parameters  

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model is used to make probabilistic projections of climate change from 1861 to 2100. Since the model’s first projections were published in 2003, ...

Jacoby, Henry D.

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Detection of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change  

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The aims of the US Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Research Program are to improve assessments of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and to define and reduce uncertainties through selected research. This project will address: The regional and seasonal details of the expected climatic changes; how rapidly will these changes occur; how and when will the climatic effects of CO[sub 2] and other greenhouse gases be first detected; and the relationships between greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and changes caused by other external and internal factors. The present project addresses all of these questions. Many of the diverse facets of greenhouse-gas-related climate research can be grouped under three interlinked subject areas: modeling, first detection and supporting data. This project will include the analysis of climate forcing factors, the development and refinement of transient response climate models, and the use of instrumental data in validating General Circulation Models (GCMs).

Wigley, T.M.L.; Jones, P.D.

1992-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-Column Aerosol Project  

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Climate Research Facility is conducting the Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) at Cape Cod National Seashore. From July 2012 to June 2013, the ARM Mobile Facility-a portable...

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New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios Project Temperature and Precipitation in the U.S. through 2100 Curious to 'see' how different greenhouse gas emission scenarios are expected to impact the United States? Two recently released animated NASA visualizations developed to support the forthcoming third US National Climate Assessment show projections of Earth's temperature and precipitation patterns from today through the year 2100-revealing how "low" versus "high" emission scenarios would impact the planet's climate. "These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," said Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment. "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our Nation's climate could change."

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Sustainable Campus Project: Potential for Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction Education in Taiwan  

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The reality of global warming, climate change and energy shortages has put all circles to the task of actively promoting education in energy conservation and carbon reduction. From 2004, the Ministry of Education has been promoting the Sustainable Campus ... Keywords: Carbon Reduction, Education, Energy Conservation, Facility, Sustainable Campus Project

Shun-Mei Wang; Chien-Kuo Ku; Chun-Yu Chu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009

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DOE Science Showcase - Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases  

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Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Search Results from DOE Databases View research documents, citations, accomplishments, patents, and projects related to climate change, one of the primary scientific challenges addressed through the Incite Program. Climate Change Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Climate Modeling Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Ocean Turbulence and Climate Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Cloud Simulation and Models Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Global Warming Information Bridge Energy Citations Database

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Climate VISION: Events - Climate VISION Partners Highlight Success Stories  

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Climate VISION Partners Highlight Success Stories Climate VISION Partners Highlight Success Stories On February 14, 2006, the Climate VISION partners held a workshop to hear from industry sectors on activities they have undertaken to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions intensity. The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for current and prospective industry partners to share experiences and lessons learned through case studies and to explore new opportunities for collaboration. The one-day event was hosted by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and featured remarks by EEI President Thomas Kuhn and American Chemistry Council President Jack Gerard and a keynote by Department of Energy Under Secretary David Garman. Seven Climate VISION partners made presentations covering a range of activities

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Research Needs and Directions of Regional Climate Modeling Using WRF and CCSM  

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Climate varies across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Yet, climate modeling has long been approached using global models that can resolve only the broader scales of atmospheric processes and their interactions with land, ocean, and sea ice. Clearly, large-scale climate determines the environment for mesoscale and microscale processes that govern the weather and local climate, but, likewise, processes that occur at the regional scale may have significant impacts on the large scale circulation. Resolving such scale interactions will lead to much improved understanding of how climate both influences, and is influenced by, human activities. Since October 2003, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has supported an effort through the Opportunity Fund to develop regional climate modeling capability using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model (http://www.wrf-model.org/index.php) and the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) (http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models), with participations by members of both the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology and Climate and Global Dynamics Divisions. The goal is to develop a next generation community Regional Climate Model (RCM) that can address both downscaling and upscaling issues in climate modeling. Downscaling is the process of deriving regional climate information based on large-scale climate conditions. Both dynamical and statistical downscaling methods have been used to produce regional climate change scenarios; however, their resolution and physical fidelity are considered inadequate. Hence, the global change community has expressed a strong demand for improved regional climate information to explore the implications of adaptation and mitigation and assess climate change impacts (http://www.climatescience.gov/events/workshop2002/). Upscaling encapsulates the aggregate effects of small-scale physical and dynamical processes on the large-scale climate. One form of upscaling is the use of physical parameterizations such as that for deep convection. These are also considered to be inadequate, as much of the uncertainty in model sensitivity to greenhouse gases is now known to be associated with cloud parameterizations. Another form of upscaling is to explicitly include the effects of regional processes on the large-scale environment, both locally and remotely. Since their inception in the late 1980s, RCMs have been used predominantly to address downscaling issues through one-way coupling with global analyses or climate models. As part of the NCAR project, WRF has been adapted for simulating regional climate. Seasonal simulations over the U.S. have shown realistic features including the low-level jet and diurnal cycle of rainfall in the Central U.S. (Leung et al. 2005), and orographic precipitation in the western U.S. (Done et al. 2005). A WRF Regional Climate Modeling Working Group has been established to coordinate RCM research activities. To help define the next steps, a workshop on “Research Needs and Directions of Regional Climate Modeling Using WRF and CCSM” was organized to engage the regional and global climate modeling communities to: (1) define research needs for the development of a next generation community RCM based on WRF and CCSM; (2) define upscaling and downscaling research that can be addressed by RCMs; and (3) develop a plan of actions that would meet the research needs. This article summarizes the research issues and recommendations discussed at the workshop. There is no implied order in the research priorities listed below. Workshop agenda and presentations can be found at http://box.mmm.ucar.edu/events/rcm05/.

Leung, Lai R.; Kuo, Y.-H.; Tribbia, J.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (Redirected from Knowledge Brokers Workshop) Jump to: navigation, search Home | 2013 Workshop | Previous Events | CKB Snapshots | Collaborative Projects | Shared Tools What is the CKB Group? The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is an emerging alliance of around 50 of the leading global, regional and national websites specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes. The focus is on primarily online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites. Its goal is to improve access to climate information by coordinating and

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Recovery Efficiency Test Project Phase 2 activity report, Volume 1. Final report  

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The purpose of Phase II operations of the Recovery Efficiency Test Project is to enhance the natural production of the well and evaluate the relative improvement as a function of the type of stimulation conducted. Another purpose is to compare the stimulated production performance of the horizontal well with vertical wells in the field. The objectives considered for Phase II operations and plans were: (1) Develop a rationale for a systematic approach to designing stimulations for the well. (2) Conduct a series of stimulations designed to optimize the fluids, injection rates, proppant volumes and general approach to stimulating a horizontal well with similar geologic conditions. (3) Develop and test a method or methods for determining the geometry of stimulation-induced fractures. (4) Conduct tests and analyze the results to determine the efficiency of stimulation operations. The technical approach pursued in developing plans to accomplish three objectives was to: (1) Review the data needs for all objectives and obtain that data first. (2) Identify the operating geologic, geomechanical, and reservoir parameters that need additional clarification or definition. (3) Investigate existing models which could be used to plan or evaluate stimulation on the well and the reservoir. (4) Plan for analysis and verification of models and approaches.

Overbey, W.K. Jr.; Salamy, S.P.; Locke, C.D.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future climate in the Tibetan Plateau from a statistical regional climate model  

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We use a statistical regional climate model (STAR) to project the Tibetan Plateau (TP) climate for the period 2015-2050. Reanalysis datasets covering 1958-2001 are used as a substitute of observations and resampled by STAR to optimally fit ...

Xiuhua Zhu; Weiqiang Wang; Klaus Fraedrich

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Transmission System Efficiency and Utilization Improvement: Summary of R&D Activity and Demonstration Projects  

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  This report compiles and summarizes the activities, findings, and main conclusions derived from the development of EPRI R&D Program 172 - Efficient Transmission Systems for a Carbon-Constrained World.BackgroundEPRI R&D Program 172, Efficient Transmission Systems for a Carbon-Constrained World, was initiated in 2008 and finalized in 2012. The main objective of the program was to assist utilities to prepare for operating a power-delivery system ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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LUCF Projects  

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Multidecadal Climate Variability and the “Warming Hole” in North America: Results from CMIP5 Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Climate Simulations  

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The ability of phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) climate models to simulate the twentieth-century “warming hole” over North America is explored, along with the warming hole’s relationship with natural climate ...

Sanjiv Kumar; James Kinter III; Paul A. Dirmeyer; Zaitao Pan; Jennifer Adams

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Contrasts between Urban and Rural Climate in CCSM4 CMIP5 Climate Change Scenarios  

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A new parameterization of urban areas in the Community Climate System Model version 4 (CCSM4) allows for simulation of temperature in cities where most of the global population lives. CCSM4 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5) ...

Keith Oleson

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictor Screening, Calibration, and Observational Constraints in Climate Model Ensembles: An Illustration Using Climate Sensitivity  

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Climate projections have been remarkably difficult to constrain by comparing the simulated climatological state from different models with observations, in particular for small ensembles with structurally different models. In this study, the ...

David Masson; Reto Knutti

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Kenya-GEF Projects | Open Energy Information  

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GEF Projects GEF Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Kenya-GEF Projects Agency/Company /Organization Global Environment Facility Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics Background analysis Country Kenya Eastern Africa References GEF Project database[1] GEF Climate Projects in Kenya 1780 Kenya Joint Geophysical Imaging (JGI) Methodology for Geothermal Reservoir Assessment Climate Change UNEP Medium Size Project, GEF Grant-979,059.000, Co-financing total-1,754,264.0 IA Approved 2870 Kenya Market Transformation for Efficient Biomass Stoves for Institutions and Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises Climate Change UNDP Medium Size Project GEF Grant-975,000.000 Co-financing total-5,646,467.0 IA Approved 3249 Kenya Adaptation to Climate Change in Arid Lands (KACCAL)

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework (Redirected from CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was

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From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth Agency/Company /Organization: ClimateWorks, European Climate Foundation Sector: Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.project-catalyst.info/images/publications/101127_from_climate_fina From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth Screenshot References: From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth[1] Logo: From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth "This document outlines the benefits of green growth and the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy. It assesses the financing needs of green growth in

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Several Computational Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Climate Change Modeling  

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One of the key factors in the improved understanding of climate science is the development and improvement of high fidelity climate models. These models are critical for projections of future climate scenarios, as well as for highlighting the areas where further measurement and experimentation are needed for knowledge improvement. In this paper, we focus on several computing issues associated with climate change modeling. First, we review a fully coupled global simulation and a nested regional climate model to demonstrate key design components, and then we explain the underlying restrictions associated with the temporal and spatial scale for climate change modeling. We then discuss the role of high-end computers in climate change sciences. Finally, we explain the importance of fostering regional, integrated climate impact analysis. Although we discuss the computational challenges associated with climate change modeling, and we hope those considerations can also be beneficial to many other modeling research programs involving multiscale system dynamics.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wilson, Bruce E [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hierarchical Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations  

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Global climate models (GCMs) are the primary tools for predicting the evolution of the climate system. Through decades of development, GCMs have demonstrated useful skill in simulating climate at continental to global scales. However, large uncertainties remain in projecting climate change at regional scales, which limit our ability to inform decisions on climate change adaptation and mitigation. To bridge this gap, different modeling approaches including nested regional climate models (RCMs), global stretch-grid models, and global high-resolution atmospheric models have been used to provide regional climate simulations (Leung et al. 2003). In previous efforts to evaluate these approaches, isolating their relative merits was not possible because factors such as dynamical frameworks, physics parameterizations, and model resolutions were not systematically constrained. With advances in high performance computing, it is now feasible to run coupled atmosphere-ocean GCMs at horizontal resolution comparable to what RCMs use today. Global models with local refinement using unstructured grids have become available for modeling regional climate (e.g., Rauscher et al. 2012; Ringler et al. 2013). While they offer opportunities to improve climate simulations, significant efforts are needed to test their veracity for regional-scale climate simulations.

Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ringler, Todd; Collins, William D.; Taylor, Mark; Ashfaq, Moetasim

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Title  

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CCS CCS Project Number 49607 Christopher Harto Argonne National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Building the Infrastructure for CO 2 Storage August 21-23, 2012 2 Benefit to the Program * Program goals being addressed. - Increased control of reservoir pressure, reduced risk of CO2 migration, and expanded formation storage capacity. * Project benefits statement. - This work supports the development of active reservoir management approaches by identifying cost effective and environmentally benign strategies for managing extracted brines (Tasks 1 + 2). - This work will help identify water related constraints on CCS deployment and provide insight into

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Project Title  

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CCS: CCS: Life Cycle Water Consumption for Carbon Capture and Storage Project Number 49607 Christopher Harto Argonne National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Infrastructure for CCS August 20-22, 2013 2 Benefit to the Program * Program goals being addressed. - Develop technologies to improve reservoir storage efficiency while ensuring containment effectiveness. * Project benefits statement. - This work supports the development of active reservoir management approaches by identifying cost effective and environmentally benign strategies for managing extracted brines (Tasks 1 + 2). - This work will help identify water related constraints

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IMPROVING ANTARCTIC TOTAL OZONE PROJECTIONS BY A PROCESS-ORIENTED MULTIPLE DIAGNOSTIC ENSEMBLE REGRESSION  

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Accurate projections of stratospheric ozone are required, because ozone changes impact on exposures to ultraviolet radiation and on tropospheric climate. Unweighted multi-model ensemble mean (uMMM) projections from chemistry-climate models (CCMs) ...

Alexey Yu. Karpechko; Douglas Maraun; Veronika Eyring

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A Review of Uncertainties in Global Temperature Projections over the Twenty-First Century  

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Quantification of the uncertainties in future climate projections is crucial for the implementation of climate policies. Here a review of projections of global temperature change over the twenty-first century is provided for the six illustrative ...

R. Knutti; M. R. Allen; P. Friedlingstein; J. M. Gregory; G. C. Hegerl; G. A. Meehl; M. Meinshausen; J. M. Murphy; G.-K. Plattner; S. C. B. Raper; T. F. Stocker; P. A. Stott; H. Teng; T. M. L. Wigley

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Characterization of Millennial-Scale Climate Variability  

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The oxygen isotope time series from ice cores in central Greenland [the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) and the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP)] and West Antarctica (Byrd) provide a basis for evaluating the behavior of the climate system ...

Gerard H. Roe; Eric J. Steig

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance  

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America America Climate-Specific Guidance to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education

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About this Project  

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Toolkit Materials Toolkit Materials Video Federal Adaptation Planning Resources About this Project Print E-mail The new Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators is an updated and expanded version of the award-winning and very popular Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters which was first published in 2001. The new kit is designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle school grade level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies (National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USDA/Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), developed the kit to aid educators in teaching how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become climate stewards.

389

Influence of Rainfall Scenario Construction Methods on Runoff Projections  

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The future rainfall series used to drive hydrological models in most climate change impact studies is informed by global climate models (GCMs). This paper compares future runoff projections in 11 000 0.25° grid cells across Australia from a ...

Freddie S. Mpelasoka; Francis H. S. Chiew

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Orientation Visit to the West Valley Demonstration Project  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WVDP-2011-11-07 WVDP-2011-11-07 Site: West Valley Demonstration Project Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Orientation Visit to the West Valley Demonstration Project Dates of Activity : 11/07/2011 Report Preparer: Joseph P. Drago Activity Description/Purpose: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an orientation visit to the DOE West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Office and the nuclear facility at West Valley, NY, on November 7, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the nuclear safety oversight strategy, describe the site lead program, increase HSS personnel's operational awareness of the site's activities, and

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Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Orientation Visit to the West Valley Demonstration Project  

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WVDP-2011-11-07 WVDP-2011-11-07 Site: West Valley Demonstration Project Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Orientation Visit to the West Valley Demonstration Project Dates of Activity : 11/07/2011 Report Preparer: Joseph P. Drago Activity Description/Purpose: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an orientation visit to the DOE West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Office and the nuclear facility at West Valley, NY, on November 7, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the nuclear safety oversight strategy, describe the site lead program, increase HSS personnel's operational awareness of the site's activities, and

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Progress and status of the IAEA coordinated research project: production of Mo-99 using LEU fission or neutron activation  

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Since late 2004, the IAEA has developed and implemented a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) to assist countries interested in initiating indigenous, small-scale production of Mo-99 to meet local nuclear medicine requirements. The objective of the CRP is to provide interested countries with access to non-proprietary technologies and methods to produce Mo-99 using LEU foil or LEU mini-plate targets, or for the utilization of n,gamma neutron activation, e.g. through the use of gel generators. The project has made further progress since the RERTR 2006 meeting, with a Technical Workshop on Operational Aspects of Mo99 Production held 28-30 November 2006 in Vienna and the Second Research Coordination Meeting held in Bucharest, Romania 16-20 April 2007. The paper describes activities carried out as noted above, and as well as the provision of LEU foils to a number of participants, and the progress by a number of groups in preparing for LEU target assembly and disassembly, irradiation, chemical processing, and waste management. The participants' progress in particular on thermal hydraulics computations required for using LEU targets is notable, as also the progress in gel generator plant operations in India and Kazakhstan. Poland has joined as a new research agreement holder and an application by Egypt to be a contract holder is undergoing internal review in the IAEA and is expected to be approved. The IAEA has also participated in several open meetings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Study on Producing Medical Radioisotopes without HEU, which will also be discussed in the paper. (author)

Goldman, Ira N.; Adelfang, Pablo [Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: I.Goldman@iaea.org, E-mail: P.Adelfang@iaea.org; Ramamoorthy, Natesan [Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: N.Ramamoorthy@iaea.org

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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[Climate implications of terrestrial paleoclimate]. Quaternary Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute annual report, fiscal year 1994/1995  

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The objective of this study is to collect terrestrial climate indicators for paleoclimate synthesis. The paleobiotic and geomorphic records are being examined for the local and regional impact of past climates to assess Yucca Mountain`s suitability as a high-level nuclear waste repository. In particular these data are being used to provide estimates of the timing, duration and extremes of past periods of moister climate for use in hydrological models of local and regional recharge that are being formulated by USGS and other hydrologists for the Yucca Mountain area. The project includes botanical, faunal, and geomorphic components that will be integrated to accomplish this goal. To this end personnel at the Quaternary Sciences Center of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada are conducting the following activities: Analyses of packrat middens; Analysis of pollen samples; and Determination of vegetation climate relationships.

Wigand, P.E.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

394

Basic science of climate change  

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Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. There is almost universal agreement in the scientific community that this will lead to a warming of the lower atmosphere and of the earth's surface. However, the exact timing, magnitude, and regional distribution of this future warming are very uncertain. Merely taking account of changes in the global mean climate is not enough, especially when considering the impacts of climate change. Man also have to consider the rate and regional distribution of climate change and changes in the frequency of events. An increase in the frequency of extremes, such as droughts and storms, and rapid climate change are two factors which could have dramatic effects on human society and natural ecosystems. However, systems already under stress or close to their climate limits are likely to experience the greatest difficulty in adapting to change. Although human activity has been increasing greenhouse gas concentrations for a hundred years, man cannot yet detect unequivocally a greenhouse gas induced signal in climate records. However, increases in greenhouse gas concentrations are almost bound to continue and are likely to emerge as the dominant perturbation of the earth's climate in the coming decades.

Maskell, K.; Callander, B.A. (Hadley Centre, Bracknell (United Kingdom)); Mintzer, I.M. (Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States))

1993-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

395

Application and Design of Residential Building Energy Saving in Cold Climates  

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Climate is the one of main considerations for residential building design since the green and energy saving building has become the trend in the building industry. China is actively popularizing high energy-effective and environment harmonious buildings that integrate new techniques, new materials and new equipment. It is absolutely essential to summarize and demonstrate the application of energy-saving building in cold climates for the sake of a favorable economy and directions in the modern building industry. This paper discusses the cold climate features in China vis-à-vis the residential building layout, construction, building materials, envelope and cost from the aspects of environmental optimization and energy efficiency. The investigation combines indoor microclimates in order to decrease the building life cycle energy consumption. The air wall technology is studied for adoption of cold climate features. The research results through a National Demonstration Building Project (NDBP) show that the exterior wall total heat transfer coefficient is K=0.3w/(m2.k). Moreover, this four-layer dual heat-preservation exterior wall has more conformability and higher energy efficiency. It is completely successful for energy saving building project NDBP that deserves generalization because of adoption of cold climates features. The application of energy saving buildings can achieve social, environmental and economical benefits.

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Mei, S.; Zhang, G.; Liu, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Spatial-Scale Dependence of Climate Model Performance in the CMIP3 Ensemble  

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About 20 global climate models have been run for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) to predict climate change due to anthropogenic activities. Evaluating these models is an important step to ...

David Masson; Reto Knutti

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Project Status  

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Hybrid Generation Simulator Hybrid Generation Simulator HybSim© 1.0 DAVID TRUJILLO SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORY Presented by Joshua Bartlett - University of Michigan Introduction * HybSim© 1.0 copyrighted 2006 * First license to University of Michigan Introduction HybSim© Model What - "Hybrid Simulator"; Tool designed to evaluate the economic and environmental benefits of adding renewable energy to the fossil fuel generation mix in remote and difficult-accessible locations. Why - Benefits of energy storage, decision analysis, risk analysis, load growth issues, load management, economic analysis, planning (what-ifs) Who - Availability to coops, field techs, project managers, administrative personnel Where - Remote villages, military installations, remote industrial systems; any climate

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Project 278  

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Karen Cohen Karen Cohen Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-386-6667 karen.cohen@netl.doe.gov Ken Nemeth Executive Director Southern States Energy Board 6325 Amherst Court Norcross, GA 30092 770-242-7712 nemeth@sseb.org Sequestration SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP (SECARB) Background The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the seven partnerships of state agencies, universities, and private companies that will form the core of a nationwide network that will help determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing gases that can contribute to global climate change. All together, the partnerships include more than 240 organizations, spanning 40 states, three Indian nations, and

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Project 303  

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF OXYGEN-BASED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF OXYGEN-BASED PC BOILER Background Because of growing concern that a link exists between global climatic change and emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO 2 , it is prudent to develop new coal combustion technologies to meet future emissions standards, should it become necessary to limit CO 2 emissions to the atmosphere. New technology is needed to ensure that the U.S. can continue to generate power from its abundant domestic coal resources. This project will design an optimized combustion furnace to produce a low-cost, high-efficiency power plant that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) goal of developing advanced combustion systems that have the potential to control CO 2 through an integrated power system that produces a concentrated

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Validation of the ATSR Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) Dataset Using Data from Drifting Buoys and a Three-Way Error Analysis  

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The Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) project aims to create an independent climate data record of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) covering recent decades that can be used for climate change analysis. Here, the ...

Katie Lean; Roger W. Saunders

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Climate adaptation wedges: a case study of premium wine in the western United States  

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Design and implementation of effective climate change adaptation activities requires quantitative assessment of the impacts that are likely to occur without adaptation, as well as the fraction of impact that can be avoided through each activity. Here we present a quantitative framework inspired by the greenhouse gas stabilization wedges of Pacala and Socolow. In our proposed framework, the damage avoided by each adaptation activity creates an 'adaptation wedge' relative to the loss that would occur without that adaptation activity. We use premium winegrape suitability in the western United States as an illustrative case study, focusing on the near-term period that covers the years 2000 39. We find that the projected warming over this period results in the loss of suitable winegrape area throughout much of California, including most counties in the high-value North Coast and Central Coast regions. However, in quantifying adaptation wedges for individual high-value counties, we find that a large adaptation wedge can be captured by increasing the severe heat tolerance, including elimination of the 50% loss projected by the end of the 2030 9 period in the North Coast region, and reduction of the projected loss in the Central Coast region from 30% to less than 15%. Increased severe heat tolerance can capture an even larger adaptation wedge in the Pacific Northwest, including conversion of a projected loss of more than 30% in the Columbia Valley region of Washington to a projected gain of more than 150%. We also find that warming projected over the near-term decades has the potential to alter the quality of winegrapes produced in the western US, and we discuss potential actions that could create adaptation wedges given these potential changes in quality. While the present effort represents an initial exploration of one aspect of one industry, the climate adaptation wedge framework could be used to quantitatively evaluate the opportunities and limits of climate adaptation within and across a broad range of natural and human systems.

Diffenbaugh, Noah [Stanford University; White, Michael A [Utah State University (USU); Jones, Gregory V [Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; Ashfaq, Moetasim [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science |  

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SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science This SciDAC project will transform an existing, state-of-the-science, third-generation global climate model, the Community Climate System Model (CCSM3), into a first-generation Earth system model that fully simulates the relationships between the physical, chemical, and bio-geochemical processes in the climate system. The model will incorporate new processes necessary to predict future climates based on the specification of greenhouse gas emissions rather than specification of atmospheric concentrations, as is done in present models, which make assumptions about the carbon cycle that are likely not valid. This project will include comprehensive treatments of the processes

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Ukraine-GTZ Climate Oriented Mobility | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Oriented Mobility Climate Oriented Mobility Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Ukraine-GTZ Climate Oriented Mobility Name Ukraine-GTZ Climate Oriented Mobility Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Partner German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Sector Energy Focus Area Transportation Topics Background analysis Website http://www.gtz.de/en/praxis/95 Program Start 2008 Program End 2011 Country Ukraine UN Region Eastern Europe References GTZ projects[1] GTZ Transport & Climate Change Website[2] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "GTZ projects" ↑ "GTZ Transport & Climate Change Website" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ukraine-GTZ_Climate_Oriented_Mobility&oldid=383040"

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Study Climate and Global Change  

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What We Study How We Study Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Study Climate and Global Change Print E-mail Deforestation What is global change? "Global change" refers to changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. This includes alterations in: Climate Land productivity Oceans or other water resources Atmospheric chemistry Ecological systems Demographic and socioeconomic trends What is global change research? According to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, "Global change research" refers to the study, monitoring, assessment, prediction, and information management activities used to describe and understand the:

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Project Title  

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Web-based CO Web-based CO 2 Subsurface Modeling Geologic Sequestration Training and Research Project Number DE-FE0002069 Christopher Paolini San Diego State University U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Building the Infrastructure for CO 2 Storage August 21-23, 2012 2 Presentation Outline * Project benefits and goals. * Web interface for simulating water-rock interaction. * Development of, and experience teaching, a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration course at San Diego State University. * Some noteworthy results of student research and training in CCS oriented geochemistry. * Status of active student geochemical and geomechancal modeling projects.

406

Environment/Climate Programs and Projects  

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... Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation Last Updated Date ... Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases Last Updated Date ... The Gas Metrology Group has ...

2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

407

Environment/Climate Programs and Projects  

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... separate interlaboratory comparison exercises for environmental contaminants in ... Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment Last Updated ...

2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

408

Climatic Change  

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration has been proposed as a key component in technological portfolios for managing anthropogenic climate change, since it may provide a faster and cheaper route to significant reductions in atmospheric CO2 concentrations than abating CO2 production. However, CO2 sequestration is not a perfect substitute for CO2 abatement because CO2 may leak back into the atmosphere (thus imposing future climate change impacts) and because CO2 sequestration requires energy (thus producing more CO2 and depleting fossil fuel resources earlier). Here we use analytical and numerical models to assess the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration and analyze the optimal timing and extent of CO2 sequestration. The economic efficiency factor of CO2 sequestration can be expressed as the ratio of the marginal net benefits of sequestering CO2 and avoiding CO2 emissions. We derive an analytical solution for this efficiency factor for a simplified case in which we account for CO2 leakage, discounting, the additional fossil fuel requirement of CO2 sequestration, and the growth rate of carbon taxes. In this analytical model, the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration decreases as the CO2 tax growth rate, leakage rates and energy requirements for CO2 sequestration increase.

Klaus Keller; David Mcinerney; David F. Bradford

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Philosophy of Climate Science  

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The use of climate simulations in scientific assessments of climate change and in the formulation of climatechange scenarios has been contested for, among others, methodological reasons. The "philosophy of climate science"encompasses discussions ...

Arthur C. Petersen

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Greenhouse Gas Policy Influences Climate via Direct Effects of Land-Use Change  

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Proposed climate mitigation measures do not account for direct biophysical climate impacts of land-use change (LUC), nor do the stabilization targets modeled for phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) representative ...

Andrew D. Jones; William D. Collins; James Edmonds; Margaret S. Torn; Anthony Janetos; Katherine V. Calvin; Allison Thomson; Louise P. Chini; Jiafu Mao; Xiaoying Shi; Peter Thornton; George C. Hurtt; Marshall Wise

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Consistency in Global Climate Change Model Predictions of Regional Precipitation Trends  

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Projections of human-induced climate change impacts arising from the emission of atmospheric chemical constituents such as carbon dioxide typically utilize multiple integrations (or ensembles) of numerous numerical climate change models to arrive ...

Bruce T. Anderson; Catherine Reifen; Ralf Toumi

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Heavy precipitation events in a warmer climate: results from CMIP5 models  

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In this work the authors investigate possible changes in the distribution of heavy precipitation events under a warmer climate, using the results of a set of 20 climate models taking part in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 effort ...

Enrico Scoccimarro; Silvio Gualdi; Alessio Bellucci; Matteo Zampieri; Antonio Navarra

413

Sensitivity of Simulated Boreal Fire Dynamics to Uncertainties in Climate Drivers  

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Projected climatic warming has direct implications for future disturbance regimes, particularly fire-dominated ecosystems at high latitudes, where climate warming is expected to be most dramatic. It is important to ascertain the potential range ...

T. Scott Rupp; Xi Chen; Mark Olson; A. David McGuire

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Model Estimates of Land-Driven Predictability in a Changing Climate from CCSM4  

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The climate system model of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is used to examine the predictability arising from the land surface initialization of seasonal climate ensemble forecasts in current, preindustrial, and projected future ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer; Sanjiv Kumar; Michael J. Fennessy; Eric L. Altshuler; Timothy DelSole; Zhichang Guo; Benjamin A. Cash; David Straus

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Climate Hazard Assessment for Stakeholder Adaptation Planning in New York City  

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This paper describes a time-sensitive approach to climate change projections that was developed as part of New York City’s climate change adaptation process and that has provided decision support to stakeholders from 40 agencies, regional planning ...

Radley M. Horton; Vivien Gornitz; Daniel A. Bader; Alex C. Ruane; Richard Goldberg; Cynthia Rosenzweig

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Challenges to Reproduce Vegetation Structure and Dynamics in Amazonia Using a Coupled Climate–Biosphere Model  

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The Amazon rain forest constitutes one of the major global stocks of carbon. Recent studies, including the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the Coupled Climate Carbon Cycle Model Intercomparison Project, have suggested ...

Mônica Carneiro Alves Senna; Marcos Heil Costa; Lucía Iracema Chipponelli Pinto; Hewlley Maria Acioli Imbuzeiro; Luciana Mara Freitas Diniz; Gabrielle Ferreira Pires

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Climate Change Development Policy Loan | Open Energy Information  

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Development Policy Loan Development Policy Loan Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Development Policy Loan Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Topics Finance, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/WBSIT Country Indonesia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Indonesia Climate Change Project[1] "The project will support the Government's policy agenda on climate change, an issue of growing global concern. Indonesia is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts - sea level rise, changing weather patterns, and increased uncertainty. Potential impacts include: increased threats to food security and agricultural productivity; impacts on productive coastal zones and community livelihoods; consequences for water storage; intensification

418

Climate Action Plan (Kentucky)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Commonwealth of Kentucky established the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council (KCAPC) process to identify opportunities for Kentucky to respond to the challenge of global climate change while...

419

SEAB Climate Action Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A presentation on the Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy.

420

Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Jamaica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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421

Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Guyana South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

422

Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Bahamas Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Grenada Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was launched at a UNFCCC side event at CoP17 in Durban. Rwanda joins Korea,

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Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominica--Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Dominica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Nepal Climate Change Support Programme | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Support Programme Climate Change Support Programme Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal Climate Change Support Programme Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, People and Policy Topics Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, Low emission development planning Website http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/pr Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal Climate Change Support Programme[1] Program Objective Ensure that three million of the poorest and most vulnerable women and men in Nepal are able to adapt to climate change effects through: a. Local and community based climate adaptation support in the most climate vulnerable regions of Nepal; b. Creation of Institutional and funding arrangements to

427

Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Barbados Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

428

Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Suriname South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

429

Quantifying the relative contribution of the climate and direct human impacts on mean annual streamflow in the contiguous United States  

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Climate change and human activities are known to have induced changes to hydrology. Quantifying the relative contribution of the impact of each factor on the hydrologic response of watersheds requires the use of some type of model. In this paper, a decomposition method based on the Budyko model is used to divide the relative contribution of climate and human on mean annual streamflow for 413 watersheds in the contiguous United States. The data of annual precipitation, runoff and potential evaporation of each of the watersheds are obtained from the international Model Parameter Estimation Project (MOPEX), which is often assumed to only include gages unaffected by human activities. The data is split in to two periods (1948-1970 and 1971-2003). The relative contributions of climate change and human activities to the observed change in mean annual streamflow between the two periods are estimated. Although climate change is found to impact annual streamflow more than human activities, the results show that assuming the dataset is unaffected by human activities is far unrealistic. Also climate and human induced changes are more stringent in arid regions where water is limited. The results are compared using four single-parameter functional forms and with previously published data.

Wang, Dingbao; Hejazi, Mohamad I.

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

430

1987 annual report to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer on the Department of Energy's cultural resource activities at Colorado UMTRA Project sites. [Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project  

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This report is a summary of the Department of Energy's (DOE) cultural resource investigations related to the DOE's Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project sites in Colorado. This report is intended to fulfill the DOE's obligation for an annual report as stated in the Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement executed between the DOE, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer in December, 1984. A summary of the cultural resource surveys and identified resources is provided for project sites in the vicinities of Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Maybell, Naturita, Rifle, and Slick Rock, Colorado. This report summarizes all DOE UKTRA Project cultural resource activities in Colorado for the 1987 calender year.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Climate Finance Options Platform | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Finance Options Platform Climate Finance Options Platform Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Finance Options Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, World Bank Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Finance, Implementation Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/ Climate Finance Options Screenshot References: CFO[1] "This Platform aims at providing comprehensive guidance on financial options available for climate action in developing countries. Here you can find information on where to access the wide range of funds available from multilateral and bilateral institution, as well as public and private sources. Learn more on how these funds are governed and whether your project is eligible. Users are invited to be a resource to share their

432

Title Project Number  

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Coupled HCTM Phenomena Coupled HCTM Phenomena From Pore-scale Processes to Macroscale Implications DE-FE0001826 J. Carlos Santamarina Georgia Institute of Technology U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage R&D Project Review Meeting Developing the Technologies and Building the Infrastructure for CO 2 Storage August 21-23, 2012 Presentation Outline Project Overview: The Proposal Accomplishments: HTCM Coupled Processes Appendices: Contact Information Schedule Bibliography Presentation Outline Project Overview: The Proposal Accomplishments: HTCM Coupled Processes Appendices: Contact Information Schedule Bibliography Relevance "Faustian bargain"? long-term CO 2 geo-storage needed (C-economy + climate change)

433

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience  

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Jump to: navigation, search Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

434

Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility  

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Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility Considerations into Reconstruction and Village Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Name Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility Considerations into Reconstruction and Village Development Planning Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Government of Pakistan Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Land Use Topics Adaptation, Finance, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni

435

Pakistan-Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate  

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Pakistan-Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Pakistan-Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility Considerations into Reconstruction and Village Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Name Technical Assistance to PDMA Punjab in Incorporating Climate Compatibility Considerations into Reconstruction and Village Development Planning Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Government of Pakistan Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Land Use Topics Adaptation, Finance, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni

436

Changing climate  

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This article reviews a book written by a committee of the National Research Council. The book discussed the Greenhouse Effect which is a warming of the earth's atmosphere caused by the doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The excess carbon dioxide is pollution derived from the burning of fossil fuels. The report suggested that the warming of the atmosphere would cause thawing of the polar regions which in turn would cause a rise in sea levels and flooding of the coastal lowlands. In addition to the flooding, the report predicted climate changes that would effect the productivity of croplands in the west. The authors of the report stressed that there was no way to avoid this warming of the earth. They suggested that people should start preparing for the inevitable.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Assessment of Dynamical Downscaling in Near-Surface Fields with Different Spectral Nudging Approaches Using the Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM)  

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Dynamic downscaling with regional-scale climate models is used widely for increasing the spatial resolution of global-scale climate model projections. One uncertainty in generating these projections is the choice of boundary forcing applied. In ...

Jiali Wang; Veerabhadra R. Kotamarthi

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Annual report on the U.S. Department of Energy`s Cultural Resource Activities at Colorado UMTRA Project Sites for October 1993 through September 1994  

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This report summarizes the results of cultural resource activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project sites in Colorado for the period of October 1, 1993, through September 30, 1994. The UMTRA Project is a cooperative (state and federal) program mandated by the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act, Public Law 95-604 (42 USC {section}7901 et seq.). This law requires the timely cleanup of 24 inactive uranium mill tailings sites throughout the United States. Nine of these inactive uranium mill tailings sites are in Colorado at Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Maybell, Naturita, Rifle, and Slick Rock. On December 6, 1984, the DOE, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) entered into a programmatic memorandum of agreement (PMOA) (DOE, 1984). This PMOA specifies requirements for the DOE`s fulfillment of its obligations under various state and federal regulations for the protection and preservation of cultural resources. This report fulfills the requirement for the DOE to provide the state of Colorado with an annual report on the cultural resource activities performed for all of the UMTRA Project sites in Colorado. This report is organized by UMTRA Project site. For each site, the general remedial action activities and cultural resource activities performed during the period of record are summarized. When known, the DOE`s plans for future cultural resource activities at the site are summarized.

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1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM)  

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Earth, Space Sciences » Earth, Space Sciences » Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) The COSIM project develops advanced ocean and ice models for evaluating the role of ocean and ice in high-latitude climate change and projecting the impacts of high-latitude change on regions throughout the globe. Get Expertise Phil Jones COSIM Email Matthew Hecht COSIM Email Elizabeth Hunke COSIM Email Mat Maltrud COSIM Email Bill Lipscomb COSIM Email Scott Elliott COSIM Email Todd Ringler COSIM Email We are also developing a set of next-generation ocean and ice models with variable resolution horizontal grids to focus resolution on regions of interest or regions where specific processes (like eddies) need to be resolved. Summary The COSIM project develops advanced ocean and ice models for evaluating the

440

South Africa-UNDP Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Activities UNDP Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-UNDP Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Country South Africa Southern Africa References UNDP Climate Change Project Map[1] UNDP Projects in South Africa Pilot Production and Commercial Dissemination of Solar Cookers in South Africa (PIMS 1124 CC MSP RE) Reducing Disaster Risks from Wildfire Hazards Associated with Climate Change in South Africa Reducing vulnerability of the Western Cape Province (South Africa) to wildfire hazards associate with climate change Solar Water Heaters (SWH) for Urban Housing in South Africa (PIMS 856 CC MSP RE) South Africa National Capacity Self Assessment (PIMS 3115 EA NCSA) South Africa Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) (PIMS 1637 CC RE)

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441

Old-field Community, Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation  

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We are in the process of finishing a number of laboratory, growth chamber and greenhouse projects, analyzing data, and writing papers. The projects reported addressed these subjects: How do climate and atmospheric changes alter aboveground plant biomass and community structure; Effects of multiple climate changes factors on plant community composition and diversity: what did we learn from a 5-year open-top chamber experiment using constructed old-field communities; Do atmospheric and climatic change factors interact to alter woody seedling emergence, establishment and productivity; Soil moisture surpasses elevated CO{sub 2} and temperature in importance as a control on soil carbon dynamics; How do climate and atmospheric changes alter belowground root and fungal biomass; How do climate and atmospheric changes alter soil microarthropod and microbial communities; How do climate and atmospheric changes alter belowground microbial function; Linking root litter diversity and microbial functioning at a micro scale under current and projected CO{sub 2} concentrations; Multifactor climate change effects on soil ecosystem functioning depend on concurrent changes in plant community composition; How do climate and atmospheric changes alter aboveground insect populations; How do climate and atmospheric changes alter festuca endophyte infection; How do climate and atmospheric changes soil carbon stabilization.

Aimee Classen

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

IEA and EIA: Similarities and Differences in Projections and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis for Workshop on Methods to Address Uncertainty in Forecasting Future Values of Key Social, Economic ...

443

Mississippi Climate & Hydrology Conference  

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The GEWEX Continental International Project (GCIP), which started in 1995 and completed in 2001, held its grand finale conference in New Orleans, LA in May 2002. Participants at this conference along with the scientists funded through the GCIP program are invited to contribute a paper to a special issue of Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). This special JGR issue (called GCIP3) will serve as the final report on scientific research conducted by GCIP investigators. Papers are solicited on the following topical areas, but are not limited to, (1) water energy budget studies; (2) warm season precipitation; (3) predictability and prediction system; (4) coupled land-atmosphere models; (5) climate and water resources applications. The research areas cover observations, modeling, process studies and water resources applications.

Lawford, R.; Huang, J.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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There is a growing recognition that climate change cannot be dealt with effectively in isolation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

i i T T A A B B L L E E O O F F C C O O N N T T E E N N T T S S 1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................ 1 1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................ 1 2. CLIMATE VISION.................................................................................................................... 2 2. CLIMATE VISION.................................................................................................................... 2 3. CLIMATE VISION PARTNER ACTIVITIES AND PROGRESS .......................................................... 9 3. CLIMATE VISION PARTNER ACTIVITIES AND PROGRESS ..........................................................

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Atmospheric and Climate Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Atmospheric and Climate Science Atmospheric and Climate Science Argonne research in aerosols, micro-meteorology, remote sensing, and atmospheric chemistry combined with our scalable, portable, high-performance climate and weather applications offer a unique look at the complexities of a dynamic planet. Changes in climate can affect biodiversity, the cost of food, our health, and even whole economies. Argonne is developing computational models and tools designed to shed light on complex biological processes and their economic, social, and health effects. Research spans the molecular level to whole organisms and their interaction with climate, the ecosystem, and human activities. The goal is to improve our understanding of the world around us while increasing the accuracy of regional climate models to

446

Searchlight Wind Energy Project FEIS Appendix E  

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June 2, 2009 District Las Vegas Field Office Resource Area Activity (program) Proposed Wind Generation SECTION A. PROJECT INFORMATION 1. Project Name Searchlight Wind Project 4....

447

Federal Assistance Program Quarterly Project Progress Report. Geothermal Energy Program: Information Dissemination, Public Outreach, and Technical Analysis Activities. Reporting Period: January 1 - March 31, 2001 [Final report  

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The final report of the accomplishments of the geothermal energy program: information dissemination, public outreach and technical analysis activities by the project team consisting of the Geo-Heat Center, Geothermal Resources Council, Geothermal Education Office, Geothermal Energy Association and the Washington State University Energy Program.

Lund, John W.

2002-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

448

Global climate change: Implications, challenges and mitigation measures  

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The present volume discusses topics in the fields of natural climatic fluctuations, the greenhouse effect, climate modeling, the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change, climate-change effect mitigation and adaptation strategies, and domestic (US) and international perspectives on regulation of climate-affecting activities. Attention is given to past climates as a guide to the future, the certainty of contemporary global warming, the physics of the greenhouse effect, the global carbon cycle, general circulation model studies of global warming, the implications of sea-level rise, forests' role in global climate change, the ecological effects of rapid climate change, predicted effects of climate change on agriculture, the impact of global warming on human health, energy supply technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.N.'s 1992 Earth Summit Conference.

Majumdar, S.K.; Kalkstein, L.S.; Yarnal, B.M.; Miller, E.W.; Rosenfeld, L.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

A Regional Climate Change Assessment Program for North America  

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There are two main uncertainties in determining future climate: the trajectories of future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and the response of the global climate system to any given set of future emissions [Meehl et al., 2007]. These uncertainties normally are elucidated via application of global climate models, which provide information at relatively coarse spatial resolutions. Greater interest in, and concern about, the details of climate change at regional scales has provided the motivation for the application of regional climate models, which introduces additional uncertainty [Christensen et al., 2007a]. These uncertainties in fi ne- scale regional climate responses, in contrast to uncertainties of coarser spatial resolution global models in which regional models are nested, now have been documented in numerous contexts [Christensen et al., 2007a] and have been found to extend to uncertainties in climate impacts [Wood et al., 2004; Oleson et al., 2007]. While European research in future climate projections has moved forward systematically to examine combined uncertainties from global and regional models [Christensen et al., 2007b], North American climate programs have lagged behind. To fi ll this research gap, scientists developed the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (-NARCCAP). The fundamental scientifi c motivation of this international program is to explore separate and combined uncertainties in regional projections of future climate change resulting from the use of multiple atmosphere- ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) to drive multiple regional climate models (RCMs). An equally important, and related, motivation for this program is to provide the climate impacts and adaptation community with high- resolution regional climate change scenarios that can be used for studies of the societal impacts of climate change and possible adaptation strategies.

Mearns, L. O.; Gutowski, William; Jones, Richard; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; McGinnis, Seth; Nunes, A.; Qian, Yun

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

450

SUPPORT OF GULF OF MEXICO HYDRATE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEA FLOOR MONITORING STATION PROJECT  

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A Consortium, designed to assemble leaders in gas hydrates research, has been established at the University of Mississippi's Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology, CMRET. The primary objective of the group is to design and emplace a remote monitoring station on the sea floor in the northern Gulf of Mexico by the year 2005, in an area where gas hydrates are known to be present at, or just below, the sea floor. This mission necessitates assembling a station that will monitor physical and chemical parameters of the sea water and sea floor sediments on a more-or-less continuous basis over an extended period of time. Development of the station allows for the possibility of expanding its capabilities to include biological monitoring, as a means of assessing environmental health. Establishment of the Consortium has already succeeded in fulfilling the critical need to coordinate activities, avoid redundancies and communicate effectively among researchers in this relatively new research arena. Complementary expertise, both scientific and technical, has been assembled to innovate research methods and construct necessary instrumentation. As funding for this project, scheduled to commence December 1, 2002, had only been in place for less than half of the reporting period, project progress has been less than for other reporting periods. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made and several cruises are planned for the summer/fall of 2003 to test equipment, techniques and compatibility of systems. En route to reaching the primary goal of the Consortium, the establishment of a monitoring station on the sea floor, the following achievements have been made: (1) Progress on the vertical line array (VLA) of sensors: Software and hardware upgrades to the data logger for the prototype vertical line array, including enhanced programmable gains, increased sampling rates, improved surface communications, Cabling upgrade to allow installation of positioning sensors, Incorporation of capability to map the bottom location of the VLA, Improvements in timing issues for data recording. (2) Sea Floor Probe: The Sea Floor Probe and its delivery system, the Multipurpose sled have been completed; The probe has been modified to penetrate the Systems for Monitoring Gas Hydrates: Video recordings of bubbles emitted from a seep in Mississippi Canyon have been made from a submersible dive and the bubbles analyzed with respect to their size, number, and rise rate; these measurements will be used to determine the parameters to build the system capable of measuring gas escaping at the site of the monitoring station; A scattering system and bubble-producing device, being assembled at USM, will be tested in the next two months, and the results compared to a physical scattering model. (5) Mid-Infrared Sensor for Continuous Methane Monitoring: Progress has been made toward minimizing system maintenance through increased capacity and operational longevity, Miniaturization of many components of the sensor systems has been completed, A software package has been designed especially for the MIR sensor data evaluation, Custom electronics have been developed that reduce power consumption and, therefore, increase the length of time the system can remain operational. (6) Seismo-acoustic characterization of sea floor properties and processes at the hydrate monitoring station. (7) Adaptation of the acoustic-logging device, developed as part of the European Union-funded research project, Sub-Gate, for monitoring temporal variations in seabe

Paul Higley; J. Robert Woolsey; Ralph Goodman; Vernon Asper; Boris Mizaikoff; Angela Davis

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

SUPPORT OF GULF OF MEXICO HYDRATE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEA FLOOR MONITORING STATION PROJECT  

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A Consortium, designed to assemble leaders in gas hydrates research, has been established at the University of Mississippi's Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology, CMRET. The primary objective of the group is to design and emplace a remote monitoring station on the sea floor in the northern Gulf of Mexico by the year 2005, in an area where gas hydrates are known to be present at, or just below, the sea floor. This mission necessitates assembling a station that will monitor physical and chemical parameters of the sea water and sea floor sediments on a more-or-less continuous basis over an extended period of time. Development of the station allows for the possibility of expanding its capabilities to include biological monitoring, as a means of assessing environmental health. Establishment of the Consortium has already succeeded in fulfilling the critical need to coordinate activities, avoid redundancies and communicate effectively among researchers in this relatively new research arena. Complementary expertise, both scientific and technical, has been assembled to innovate research methods and construct necessary instrumentation. As funding for this project, scheduled to commence December 1, 2002, had only been in place for less than half of the reporting period, project progress has been less than for other reporting periods. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made and several cruises are planned for the summer/fall of 2003 to test equipment, techniques and compatibility of systems. En route to reaching the primary goal of the Consortium, the establishment of a monitoring station on the sea floor, the following achievements have been made: (1) Progress on the vertical line array (VLA) of sensors: Software and hardware upgrades to the data logger for the prototype vertical line array, including enhanced programmable gains, increased sampling rates, improved surface communications, Cabling upgrade to allow installation of positioning sensors, Incorporation of capability to map the bottom location of the VLA, Improvements in timing issues for data recording. (2) Sea Floor Probe: The Sea Floor Probe and its delivery system, the Multipurpose sled have been completed; The probe has been modified to penetrate the <1m blanket of hemipelagic ooze at the water/sea floor interface to provide the necessary coupling of the accelerometer with the denser underlying sediments. (3) Electromagnetic bubble detector and counter: Initial tests performed with standard conductivity sensors detected nonconductive objects as small as .6mm, a very encouraging result, Components for the prototype are being assembled, including a dedicated microcomputer to control power, readout and logging of the data, all at an acceptable speed. (4) Acoustic Systems for Monitoring Gas Hydrates: Video recordings of bubbles emitted from a seep in Mississippi Canyon have been made from a submersible dive and the bubbles analyzed with respect to their size, number, and rise rate; these measurements will be used to determine the parameters to build the system capable of measuring gas escaping at the site of the monitoring station; A scattering system and bubble-producing device, being assembled at USM, will be tested in the next two months, and the results compared to a physical scattering model. (5) Mid-Infrared Sensor for Continuous Methane Monitoring: Progress has been made toward minimizing system maintenance through increased capacity and operational longevity, Miniaturization of many components of the sensor systems has been completed, A software package has been designed especially for the MIR sensor data evaluation, Custom electronics have been developed that reduce power consumption and, therefore, increase the length of time the system can remain operational. (6) Seismo-acoustic characterization of sea floor properties and processes at the hydrate monitoring station. (7) Adaptation of the acoustic-logging device, developed as part of the European Union-funded research project, Sub-Gate, for monitoring temporal variations in seabe

Paul Higley; J. Robert Woolsey; Ralph Goodman; Vernon Asper; Boris Mizaikoff; Angela Davis

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

GIZ-Mexican-German Climate Alliance | Open Energy Information  

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Mexican-German Climate Alliance Mexican-German Climate Alliance Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexican-German Climate Alliance Agency/Company /Organization German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Partner SEMARNAT, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Low emission development planning Program Start 2010 Program End 2013 Country Mexico Central America References Programmes and projects in Mexico[1] Overview The project aims to implement Mexican climate policies Alliance in an effective and efficient way. After 2012 the alliance is supposed to continue to support the Mexican climate policies and to introduce innovative mechanisms for adaptation and mitigation. To this end, the project will provide policy advice for SEMARNAT with regard to strategies

453

CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future | Argonne National  

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CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Simulation on Intrepid of Katrina-like hurricanes Simulation on Intrepid of Katrina-like hurricanes The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project objectives are to: Accelerate incorporation of new knowledge, including process data and observations, into climate models; Develop new methods for rapid evaluation of improved models; and Develop novel approaches to exploit computing at the level of tens of petaflops in climate models. Success in this project will enable scientists to answer questions posed in the period after the publication of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. The project comprises three components: data and testbeds, numerical methods and computational science, and uncertainty quantification. There are

454

Democratic Republic of Congo-ClimateWorks Low Carbon Growth Planning...  

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Growth Planning Support AgencyCompany Organization ClimateWorks, Project Catalyst, McKinsey and Company Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development...

455

Michigan at a Climate Crossroads: Strategies for guiding the state in a carbon-constrained world.  

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??The Michigan at a Climate Crossroads: Strategies for Guiding the State in a Carbon- Constrained World Project (MCCP) team developed state-level greenhouse gas (GHG) emission… (more)

Edison, Michael; Permut, Rachel; Elliott, Kathleen; Popp, Sarah; Fischlowitz-Roberts, Bernie

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Long-Term Daily Climate Records from Stations Across the Contiguous...  

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National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in collaboration with the Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). The USHCN project dates to the mid-1980s...

457

THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION ON AGRICULTURAL LAND USE AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION.  

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??This project examines the influence that climate change and biofuel production could have on agricultural land use decisions in Pennsylvania. The first chapter develops a… (more)

Yenerall, Jacqueline

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient...  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to...

459

Mixed-mode simulations for climate feasibility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

across all 16 California climate zones. Quantify the largerspan all 16 official CA climate zones with system sizing andClimate analysis For each climate zone: Quantitative climate

Borgeson, Sam; Brager, Gail; Coffey, Brian; Haves, Phil

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Nepal Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment | Open Energy  

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Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment for Government of Nepal Sector Climate Focus Area Agriculture, Forestry, Greenhouse Gas, Industry, Land Use, People and Policy, Water Conservation Topics Low emission development planning Website http://cdkn.org/2011/11/call-f Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment[1] CDKN is providing support to the GoN through a number of projects to design and deliver climate compatible development (CCD) plans and policies. To

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461

Nepal-Sectoral Climate Impacts Economic Assessment | Open Energy  

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Nepal-Sectoral Climate Impacts Economic Assessment Nepal-Sectoral Climate Impacts Economic Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment for Government of Nepal Sector Climate Focus Area Agriculture, Forestry, Greenhouse Gas, Industry, Land Use, People and Policy, Water Conservation Topics Low emission development planning Website http://cdkn.org/2011/11/call-f Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal Sectoral Climate impacts Economic Assessment[1] CDKN is providing support to the GoN through a number of projects to design and deliver climate compatible development (CCD) plans and policies. To

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Poster: Data intensive uncertainty quantification: applications to climate modeling  

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In October of 2009, LLNL began a three-year Strategic Initiative, "The Advance of Uncertainty Quantification Science with Application to Climate Modeling, Inertial Confinement Fusion Design, and Stockpile Stewardship Science." The goal of the project ... Keywords: climate model, uncertainty quantification

John Tannahill; Donald D. Lucas; David Domyancic; Scott Brandon; Richard Klein

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project 235  

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CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE MINE LANDS Background Large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) are being emitted to the atmosphere by fossil-fuel combustion and other activities. Scientific observations have indicated that atmospheric CO 2 concentrations are steadily rising, which may negatively impact global climate and, consequently, affect the environment and economy of the U.S. Researchers around the globe are addressing methods by which we can reduce atmospheric concentrations of CO 2 . One way to offset CO 2 emissions is through enhanced sequestration of carbon in terrestrial systems. Land management practices designed to increase terrestrial carbon inventories include both improving present land use, as well as conversion of land to other uses. Abandoned and previously

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CDIAC Climate Reconstruction Data Sets  

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Climate Reconstructions CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Climate Reconstruction Data Data Set Name Investigators Data TypeFormat Period of Record Historic isotopic temperature...

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Eos Climate | Open Energy Information  

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Eos Climate Jump to: navigation, search Name Eos Climate Place South San Francisco, California Zip 94080 Product California-based firm focused on developing climate change...

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Science & Innovation Climate Change Climate Change Learn about the effects climate change can have on our energy supplies and infrastructure and explore a...

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Special Issue On Estimation Of Baselines And Leakage In CarbonMitigation Forestry Projects  

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There is a growing acceptance that the environmentalbenefits of forests extend beyond traditional ecological benefits andinclude the mitigation of climate change. Interest in forestry mitigationactivities has led to the inclusion of forestry practices at the projectlevel in international agreements. Climate change activities place newdemands on participating institutions to set baselines, establishadditionality, determine leakage, ensure permanence, and monitor andverify a project's greenhouse gas benefits. These issues are common toboth forestry and other types of mitigation projects. They demandempirical evidence to establish conditions under which such projects canprovide sustained long term global benefits. This Special Issue reportson papers that experiment with a range of approaches based on empiricalevidence for the setting of baselines and estimation of leakage inprojects in developing Asia and Latin America.

Sathaye, Jayant A.; Andrasko, Kenneth

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Climate Neutral Research Campuses - Labs21 Approach to Climate  

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Labs21 Approach to Climate Neutral Campuses Labs21 Approach to Climate Neutral Campuses Photo of the NREL Science and Technology Facility shows a concrete and metal structure sitting below a clear blue sky. The NREL Science and Technology Facility serves as one Labs21 pilot project demonstrating approaches to reducing energy and greenhouse gas emissions on research campuses. Labs for the 21st Century (Labs21) is a joint venture of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Member laboratories span the Federal Government, academic institutions, and the private sector. Labs21 helps laboratory members reduce energy use. This includes a whole-building approach to energy efficiency in laboratory buildings. This Web site takes that approach a step further in carrying out campus-wide

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Global climate change: Some implications, opportunities, and challenges for US forestry  

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It is widely agreed that the concentration of greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere is increasing, that this increase is a consequence of man's activities, and that there is significant risk that this will lead to changes in the earth's climate. The question is now being discussed what, if anything, we should be doing to minimize and/or adapt to changes in climate. Virtually every statement on this matter; from the US Office of Technology Assessment, to the National Academy of Science, to the Nairobi Declaration on Climatic Change, includes some recommendation for planting and protecting forests. In fact, forestry is intimately involved in the climate change debate for several reasons: changing climate patterns will affect existing forests, tropical deforestation is one of the major sources of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, reforestation projects could remove additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and there is renewed interest in wood-based or other renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels. Part of the enthusiasm for forestry-related strategies in a greenhouse context is the perception that forests not only provide greenhouse benefits but also serve other desirable social objectives. This discussion will explore the current range of thinking in this area and try to stimulate additional thinking on the rationality of the forestry-based approaches and the challenges posed for US forestry.

Marland, G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VEMAP Project Page  

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Regional/Global > Veg-Eco Modeling (VEMAP) Regional/Global > Veg-Eco Modeling (VEMAP) The Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis (VEMAP) Project Overview [VEMAP Logo] The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Program (VEMAP) was a multi- institutional, international effort that addressed the response of biogeography and biochemistry to environmental variability in climate and other drivers in both space and time domains. The objectives of VEMAP were to: study the intercomparison of biogeochemistry models and vegetation type distribution (biogeography) models determine model sensitivity to changing climate, elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and other sources of altered forcing The VEMAP project was conducted in two phases. VEMAP Phase 1 was structured as a sensitivity analysis with combinations of

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Monitoring Global Climate Change: The Case of Greenhouse Warming  

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Recent record high temperatures and drought conditions in many regions of the United States have prompted heightened concern about whether these are early manifestations of the global green house warming projected by the major climate models. An ...

Fred B. Wood

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project: Smart Factory Architecture  

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... functions; and, they can be downloaded to, and integrated with, a ... What is the research plan ... The initial activity of project is assessing the current state ...

2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Title Project Number  

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Yearly Review Meeting Project DE-FE0002128 Analysis of microbial activity under a supercritical CO 2 atmosphere Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Janelle Thompson,...

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Policy options for stabilizing global climate  

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The structure of this paper is designed to answer the following qu