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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

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Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework | Open  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2]

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CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework |  

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Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2] "CDKN responded to a request by the Government of Ghana to help develop a

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US National Climate Assessment (NCA) Scenarios for Assessing Our Climate Future: Issues and Methodological Perspectives Background Whitepaper for Participants  

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This whitepaper is intended to provide a starting point for discussion at a workshop for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) that focuses on the use and development of scenarios. The paper will provide background needed by participants in the workshop in order to review options for developing and using scenarios in NCA. The paper briefly defines key terms and establishes a conceptual framework for developing consistent scenarios across different end uses and spatial scales. It reviews uses of scenarios in past U.S. national assessments and identifies potential users of and needs for scenarios for both the report scheduled for release in June 2013 and to support an ongoing distributed assessment process in sectors and regions around the country. Because scenarios prepared for the NCA will need to leverage existing research, the paper takes account of recent scientific advances and activities that could provide needed inputs. Finally, it considers potential approaches for providing methods, data, and other tools for assessment participants. We note that the term 'scenarios' has many meanings. An important goal of the whitepaper (and portions of the workshop agenda) is pedagogical (i.e., to compare different meanings and uses of the term and make assessment participants aware of the need to be explicit about types and uses of scenarios). In climate change research, scenarios have been used to establish bounds for future climate conditions and resulting effects on human and natural systems, given a defined level of greenhouse gas emissions. This quasi-predictive use contrasts with the way decision analysts typically use scenarios (i.e., to consider how robust alternative decisions or strategies may be to variation in key aspects of the future that are uncertain). As will be discussed, in climate change research and assessment, scenarios describe a range of aspects of the future, including major driving forces (both human activities and natural processes), changes in climate and related environmental conditions (e.g., sea level), and evolution of societal capability to respond to climate change. This wide range of scenarios is needed because the implications of climate change for the environment and society depend not only on changes in climate themselves, but also on human responses. This degree of breadth introduces and number of challenges for communication and research.

Moss, Richard H.; Engle, Nathan L.; Hall, John; Jacobs, Kathy; Lempert, Rob; Mearns, L. O.; Melillo, Jerry; Mote, Phil; O'Brien, Sheila; Rosenzweig, C.; Ruane, Alex; Sheppard, Stephen; Vallario, Robert W.; Wiek, Arnim; Wilbanks, Thomas

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

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Second National Climate Assessment (2009)  

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Print E-mail alt What is the Second National Climate Assessment? The Second National Climate Assessment, entitled Global Change Impacts in the United States, was published in...

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Climate Change and National Security  

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Climate change is increasingly recognized as having national security implications, which has prompted dialogue between the climate change and national security communities—with resultant advantages and differences. Climate change research has ...

Elizabeth L. Malone

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Previous Assessments  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate...

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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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National Climate Assessment: Draft Report Information  

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Draft Report Information Print E-mail Draft Report Information Print E-mail Below you will find information about the draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report. Although the public comment period is now closed, the draft report is still available for download at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov. Click here to view/print a two-page fact sheet about the National Climate Assessment. NCA facsheet What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? What are the objectives of the NCA? What is new about the Third NCA? Who is responsible for the NCA? How do I comment on the draft NCA report? What topics are covered in the Third NCA Report? Next steps Expected outcomes and benefits How can I get involved in the NCA? What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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First National Climate Assessment (2000)  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally First National...

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee...  

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html A Notice by...

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee...  

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Meeting (6122013) Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory...

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National Climate Assessment: Indicators System  

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Indicators System Print E-mail Indicators System Print E-mail What are the goals for the NCA indicators? The vision for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is to create a system of indicators that will help inform policy-makers and citizens understand key aspects of our changing climate. Scientific information about physical climate conditions, climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and preparedness will be tracked and compiled. These measures are called indicators. The goals of the Indicators System are to: Provide meaningful, authoritative climate-relevant measures about the status, rates, and trends of key physical, ecological, and societal variables and values Inform decisions on management, research, and education at regional to national scales Identify climate-related conditions and impacts to help develop effective mitigation and adaptation measures

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Second National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more accessible to a variety of interested...

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First National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Assessment was to analyze and evaluate what was known about the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the nation in the context of other pressures on the...

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Predicting Future Climate Using Algae Sedimentation  

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Biologists have shown that algae are the first to be implicated in climate changes and vice versa. The goal of this research effort is to predict the future climate using algae species living in a lake in the past. On performing age depth profile analysis ... Keywords: Marine Organisms, Algae Sedimentation, Climate, Extrapolation, Neural Networks, Regression Analysis, ID3

Jasdeep Natt; Ray Hashemi; Azita Bahrami; Mahmood Bahar; Nicholas Tyler; Jay Hodgson

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Overview Print E-mail Overview Print E-mail Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the First National Climate Assessment Report. alt Goal and Architecture Organization and Mandate Regions Sectors Synthesis Report Scenarios Relationship to Other Activities Goal and Architecture What was the goal of the First National Assessment? The overall goal of the National Assessment was to analyze and evaluate what was known about the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the nation in the context of other pressures on the public, the environment, and the nation's resources. Special efforts were made to involve the end users - such as water resource managers, farmers, and decisionmakers - in all stages of the Assessment so that the final outcome was useful to the widest audience possible and was truly developed through a participatory process.

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Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate...  

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Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change August 6, 2009...

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National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Please view the links below to find out more about the background and process of the National Climate Assessment: National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee Charter ( PDF) National Climate Assessment Proposed 2013 Report Outline [updated on 12/08/2011] (PDF) Strategy On May 20th, 2011 the National Climate Assessment released the following two strategy documents: National Climate Assessment Strategy Summary National Climate Assessment Engagement Strategy Federal Register Notices November 18, 2013 National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/29/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

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Second National Climate Assessment: Companion Materials  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

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Uncertainties in forecasting future climate  

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The increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, and other trace gases (collectively, greenhouse gases) pose a three-part challenge: (1) What the changes to atmospheric composition and the climate system will be; (2) What impacts (both detrimental and beneficial) these changes will induce on the biosphere and natural and societal resources; and (3) What the appropriate response, if any, might be when considering the changes themselves, the resulting impacts, and the benefits and other impacts of the activities generating the emissions. This brief summary will address only areas of agreement and areas of uncertainty related to the first challenge.

MacCracken, M.C.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Aeolian Transport of Contaminated Sediments at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technical Area 54, Area G: Sensitivities to Succession, Disturbance, and Future Climate  

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The Technical Area 54 (TA-54) Area G disposal facility is used for the disposal of radioactive waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 435.1 (DOE, 2001) requires that radioactive waste be managed in a manner that protects public health and safety and the environment. In compliance with that requirement, DOE field sites must prepare and maintain site-specific radiological performance assessments for facilities that receive waste after September 26, 1988. Sites are also required to conduct composite analyses for facilities that receive waste after this date; these analyses account for the cumulative impacts of all waste that has been (and will be) disposed of at the facilities and other sources of radioactive material that may interact with these facilities. LANL issued Revision 4 of the Area G performance assessment and composite analysis in 2008. In support of those analyses, vertical and horizontal sediment flux data were collected at two analog sites, each with different dominant vegetation characteristics, and used to estimate rates of vertical resuspension and wind erosion for Area G. The results of that investigation indicated that there was no net loss of soil at the disposal site due to wind erosion, and suggested minimal impacts of wind on the long-term performance of the facility. However, that study did not evaluate the potential for contaminant transport caused by the horizontal movement of soil particles over long time frames. Since that time, additional field data have been collected to estimate wind threshold velocities for initiating sediment transport due to saltation and rates of sediment transport once those thresholds are reached. Data such as these have been used in the development of the Vegetation Modified Transport (VMTran) model. This model is designed to estimate patterns and long-term rates of contaminant redistribution caused by winds at the site, taking into account the impacts of plant succession and environmental disturbance. Aeolian, or wind-driven, sediment transport drives soil erosion, affects biogeochemical cycles, and can lead to the transport of contaminants. Rates of aeolian sediment transport depend in large part on the type, amount, and spatial pattern of vegetation. In particular, the amount of cover from trees and shrubs, which act as roughness elements, alters rates of aeolian sediment transport. The degree to which the understory is disturbed and the associated spacing of bare soil gaps further influence sediment transport rates. Changes in vegetation structure and patterns over periods of years to centuries may have profound impacts on rates of wind-driven transport. For recently disturbed areas, succession is likely to occur through a series of vegetation communities. Area G currently exhibits a mosaic of vegetation cover, with patches of grass and forbs over closed disposal units, and bare ground in heavily used portions of the site. These areas are surrounded by less disturbed regions of shrubland and pinon-juniper woodland; some ponderosa pine forest is also visible in the canyon along the road. The successional trajectory for the disturbed portions of Area G is expected to proceed from grasses and forbs (which would be established during site closure), to shrubs such as chamisa, to a climax community of pinon-juniper woodland. Although unlikely under current conditions, a ponderosa pine forest could develop over the site if the future climate is wetter. In many ecosystems, substantial and often periodic disturbances such as fire or severe drought can rapidly alter vegetation patterns. Such disturbances are likely to increase in the southwestern US where projections call for a warmer and drier climate. With respect to Area G, the 3 most likely disturbance types are surface fire, crown fire, and drought-induced tree mortality. Each type of disturbance has a different frequency or likelihood of occurrence, but all 3 tend to reset the vegetation succession cycle to earlier stages. The Area G performance assessment and composite an

Whicker, Jeffrey J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kirchner, Thomas B. [New Mexico State University; Breshears, David D. [University of Arizona; Field, Jason P. [University of Arizona

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Climate Change Impacts By Region Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By Sector Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be...

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New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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News International News Health News New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Notaro Abstract Ecosystem response to future climate change and the impact of vegetation feedbacks in the Southwest United States Principle Investigator: Michael Notaro, University...

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National Climate Assessment: Available Technical Inputs  

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Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Technical inputs for the 2013 National Climate Assessment were due March 1, 2012. Please note that these reports were submitted independently to the National Climate Assessment for consideration and have not been reviewed by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. Links to agency-sponsored reports will be posted here as they are made available. Sectors National Climate Assessment Health Sector Literature Review and Bibliography. Technical Input for the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group, September 2012. Overview Bibliography Bibliography User's Guide Search Strategy and Results Walthall et al. 2012. Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages. | Report FAQs

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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News News November 5, 2007. The NICCR National office will release the 2008/2009 RFP on March 1st, 2008. Other important dates will be announced in the near future. July 17, 2006. The selection of the new NICCR Coastal Center has been completed. Seven competitive applications were submitted in April, and reviewed by a panel of technical experts shortly thereafter. As a result of the competitive review, the application from Tulane University was selected by DOE. It is expected that a cooperative agreement between Tulane University and the DOE will be in place to manage the new Coastal Center by September 1, 2006. The next NICCR request for proposals is expected to include a research focus on potential effects of climatic change and/or sea level rise on the structure and functioning of coastal terrestrial ecosystems. All coastal ecosystem research to be supported by NICCR will be in the United States.

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,...

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Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change...  

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Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change...  

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Dynamics under Recent and Future Climate Change  

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The behavior of the terrestrial carbon cycle under historical and future climate change is examined using the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model, now coupled to a dynamic terrestrial vegetation and global carbon cycle model. When ...

H. Damon Matthews; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin J. Meissner

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Key Findings  

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Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more accessible to a variety of interested...

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National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement  

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Workshop & Meeting Reports Guidance for Technical Input Teams Available Technical Inputs Draft Report Information Previous Assessments NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement Print E-mail NCA Regional Town Halls Engagement Strategy NCAnet Technical Inputs NCA Regional Town Halls During the winter of 2012-2013, the National Climate Assessment is hosting town hall meetings in each region of the United States. These meetings will bring together climate change experts and users of climate change information, from academia; local, state, tribal, and Federal governments; non-profit organizations; and business and industry. Although the exact format for the meetings will vary somewhat, participants in these meetings will have the opportunity to:

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Future scientists advance to national level  

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Future scientists advance to national level Future scientists advance to national level Future scientists advance to DOE national competition A team from Los Alamos bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10-hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl. April 3, 2012 Members of the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl Team Members of the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl Team were in Washington DC after their regional win, representing New Mexico in the 22nd Annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl. Contact Kurt Steinhaus (505) 665-7370 Email "These kids are very well-versed in math and science, Science Bowl winners represent NM in Washington, D.C. A team from Los Alamos bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10-hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl, held recently at Albuquerque

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment"  

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 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

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level...  

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: How to Integrate Climate...

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First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and Technology Policy initiated a series of Regional Climate Change Workshops with the goal of starting the process of examining the vulnerabilities of regions of the United States to climate variability and climate change. What was initially intended to be three or four workshops developed into a series of twenty, covering every state and territory of the United States. The workshops span from May 1997 to September 1998 and represented the first step in conducting a regional assessment. Each workshop was sponsored by one or more government agencies,and was carried out by coordinators from local institutions. For details on each workshop, including its geographic coverage, see:

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change | Open Energy  

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Coalition for Rainforest Nations Topics: Adaptation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng/ References: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change[1] Logo: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Click here to view document A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change References ↑ "A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=A_National_Strategy_for_Adaptation_to_Climate_Change&oldid=382940" Category: Tools

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The REDTI and MSI: Two New National Climate Impact Indices  

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Two climate indices that are useful for monitoring the impact of weather and climate on energy usage and crop yields in the United States have been developed at the National Climatic Data Center. The residential energy-demand temperature index (...

Richard R. Heim Jr.; Jay H. Lawrimore; David B. Wuertz; Anne M. Waple; Trevor W. R. Wallis

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action...  

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Adaptation Programme of Action Jump to: navigation, search Name Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action AgencyCompany Organization United Nations...

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change...  

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Monday, April 22, 2013 Featured by...

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Simulations of Present and Future Climates in the Western United States with Four Nested Regional Climate Models  

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In this paper, the authors analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western United States performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean–atmosphere climate models. The primary goal here is to ...

P. B. Duffy; R. W. Arritt; J. Coquard; W. Gutowski; J. Han; J. Iorio; J. Kim; L.-R. Leung; J. Roads; E. Zeledon

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possible Impacts of Climate Change on Wind Gusts under Downscaled Future Climate Conditions over Ontario, Canada  

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Hourly/daily wind gust simulation models and regression-based downscaling methods were developed to assess possible impacts of climate change on future hourly/daily wind gust events over the province of Ontario, Canada. Since the climate/weather ...

Chad Shouquan Cheng; Guilong Li; Qian Li; Heather Auld; Chao Fu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Scenarios for the U.S. National Assessment  

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In support of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, climate scenarios were prepared to serve as the basis for evaluating the vulnerability of environmental and societal systems to changes ...

Michael C. Maccracken; Eric J. Barron; David R. Easterling; Benjamin S. Felzer; Thomas R. Karl

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Terrestrial carbon cycle dynamics under recent and future climate change  

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The behavior of the terrestrial carbon cycle under historical and future climate change is examined using the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model, now coupled to a dynamic terrestrial vegetation and global carbon cycle model. When forced by historical emissions of CO 2 from fossil fuels and land-use change, the coupled climate–carbon cycle model accurately reproduces historical atmospheric CO 2 trends, as well as terrestrial and oceanic uptake for the past two decades. Under six twenty-first-century CO 2 emissions scenarios, both terrestrial and oceanic carbon sinks continue to increase, though terrestrial uptake slows in the latter half of the century. Climate–carbon cycle feedbacks are isolated by comparing a coupled model run with a run where climate and the carbon cycle are uncoupled. The modeled positive feedback between the carbon cycle and climate is found to be relatively small, resulting in an increase in simulated CO 2 of 60 ppmv at the year 2100. Including non-CO 2 greenhouse gas forcing and increasing the model’s climate sensitivity increase the effect of this feedback to 140 ppmv. The UVic model does not, however, simulate a switch from a terrestrial carbon sink to a source during the twenty-first century, as earlier studies have suggested. This can be explained by a lack of substantial reductions in simulated vegetation productivity due to climate changes. 1.

H. Damon Matthews; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin; J. Meissner

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate mitigation and the future of tropical landscapes  

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Land use change to meet 21st Century demands for food, fuel, and fiber will occur in the context of both a changing climate as well as societal efforts to mitigate climate change. This changing natural and human environment will have large consequences for forest resources, terrestrial carbon storage and emissions, and food and energy crop production over the next century. Any climate change mitigation policies enacted will change the environment under which land-use decisions are made and alter global land use change patterns. Here we use the GCAM integrated assessment model to explore how climate mitigation policies that achieve a climate stabilization at 4.5 W m-2 radiative forcing in 2100 and value carbon in terrestrial ecosystems interact with future agricultural productivity and food and energy demands to influence land use in the tropics. The regional land use results are downscaled from GCAM regions to produce gridded maps of tropical land use change. We find that tropical forests are preserved only in cases where a climate mitigation policy that values terrestrial carbon is in place, and crop productivity growth continues throughout the century. Crop productivity growth is also necessary to avoid large scale deforestation globally and enable the production of bioenergy crops. The terrestrial carbon pricing assumptions in GCAM are effective at avoiding deforestation even when cropland must expand to meet future food demand.

Thomson, Allison M.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Chini, Louise Parsons; Hurtt, George; Edmonds, James A.; Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin; Frolking, Steve; Wise, Marshall A.; Janetos, Anthony C.

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Guidance for Technical Input Teams  

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provides an overview of key process milestones for the completion of the 2013 National Climate Assessment. Guidance to Chapter Authors on Eight Priority Topics for the 2013...

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate...  

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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1) migration, 2) adaptation to new climates, and 3) local to regional extinctions. Climate change impact studies have taken two general approaches: 1) statistically modeling...

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Future Science & Technology Programs | National Nuclear Security...  

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Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Future Science & Technology Programs Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs...

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Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change  

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Increase in IO Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change August 6, 2009 vorticity+context_2.jpg The large data set sizes generated by the GCRM require new analysis and visualization capabilities with parallel processing and rendering capabilities. This 3d plot of the vorticity isosurfaces was developed using the VisIt visualization tool, a general purpose 3D visualization tool with a parallel distributed architecture, which is being extended to support the geodesic grid used by the GCRM. This work was performed in collaboration with Prabhat at NERSC. Results: Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)-in collaboration with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

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Personal Computers, Weather Observations, and the National Climatic Data Center  

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The personal computer (PC) has become an important part of meteorological observing, telecommunications, forecasting, research, and data-management systems. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the nation's quality-control and archival ...

Richard Heim Jr.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission | Open Energy  

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Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Jump to: navigation, search Name GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/home.html Program Start 2012 Program End 2015 Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission[1] Philippine Climate Initiatives to get €3-Million Aid from German government[2] Program Overview "The German government will provide the Philippine government a total of €3-million, which will come in the form of a grant. Project partners

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Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning | Open  

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Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Agency/Company /Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climateplanning.org/userguide Cost: Free Language: English Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Screenshot References: CDKN[1] "This project has been prepared in response to demand from a range of practitioners and government officials in developing countries, including demand expressed through members of the Coordinated Low Emissions

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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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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future NREL's Campus of the Future  

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benchmark awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council · Expected completion: Summer 2010 #12;NationalNational Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future NREL's Campus of the Future research objectives for clean energy technologies · Creating a sustainable energy future for not only our

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Don Cook talks about future of Pantex mission | National Nuclear...  

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for Defense Programs, last week spoke to Pantexans about the future mission of Pantex and the critical role the plant will play in maintaining the nation's stockpile for...

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A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling  

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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

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First National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Production Team Print E-mail Production Team Print E-mail The National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST) was a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non- governmental organizations. It was responsible for broad oversight of the First National Assessment, with the Federal agencies of the USGCRP. Click on the buttons below to read more about the NAST team members. Jerry M. Melillo (Co-chair) Dr. Jerry M. Melillo (B.A. Wesleyan University, CT; Ph.D. Yale University) is in his twenty-fifth year as a research scientist at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and currently serves as the Center's Co-Director. Dr. Melillo's research on biogeochemistry includes work on global change, the ecological consequences of tropical deforestation, and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. He was a covening lead author on the 1990 and 1995 IPCC assessments of climate change. He has served as a vice-chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and is currently President of ICSU's Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Dr. Melillo founded the Marine Biological Laboratory's Semester in Environmental Science, an education program for undergraduates from small liberal arts colleges and universities in which students spend a term learning and doing environmental science in Woods Hole. Dr. Melillo also has a strong interest in science policy. He served as the Associate Director for Environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President for 15 months in 1996 and 1997.

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Leakage from sub-national climate initiatives ?  

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This paper considers leakage from sub-national climate policies using California’s capand-trade program as a representative example. Our analysis is built on a global model of economic activity and energy systems that identifies 15 US regions and 15 regions in the rest of the world. As California’s cap-and-trade policy requires electricity importers to surrender emissions allowances, leakage depends on the ability of out-of-state generators to reconfigure transmission to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity supplied to California. If exporters can dispatch carbon-free electricity to California and carbon-intensive electricity is rerouted to other markets, leakage is 47 % of the decrease in emissions in California. If exporters are unable to adjust the carbon intensity of electricity supplied to California, as imported electricity is relatively carbon intensive, there is negative leakage to regions supplying electricity to California and the aggregate leakage rate is 5%. We also observe negative leakage to some regions due to changes in fossil fuel prices and that the impact of the trading of emissions permits between California and the EU depends on the ability of out-of-state generators to reconfigure electricity supply.

Justin Caron; Sebastian Rausch; Niven Winchester

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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National Climate Assessment: Workshop and Meeting Reports  

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2011 Northwest Regional Technical Input Team Meeting October 2011 Northeast Regional Organizational Team Meeting February 2012 Climate Change and Health Workshops Regional...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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to advance quantitative understanding of the feedbacks between net carbon exchange and climate variabilitychange for all of the NICCR regions (RFP Focus 3). We improve upon...

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First National Climate Assessment: Key Findings  

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in the next 100 years. A wider range of outcomes is possible. Differing regional impacts Climate change will vary widely across the US. Temperature increases will vary somewhat...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic model forecasts of forest change Principle Investigator: Matthew Germino, Idaho State University Co-Principle...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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of the carbon flux of a drained thaw lake basin chronosequence, Potential affects of climate change on carbon balance of polygonized ground; Methane flux in three major land...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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North America. (abstract) Dr. Michael E. Loik - University of California, Santa Cruz Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US (abstract) Dr. Russell...

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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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Second National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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information on the background and process materials that were used to produce the report: An Agenda for Climate Science Impacts Primary Sources of Information Data Sets References...

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future 2008 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. #12;1 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the only federal laboratory dedicated

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita: Climate Change Risk Assessment Elevensectors(forinitial analysis) Health Energy Transport Built-24000 deaths avoided in winter) by 2050s Increases in drought and some pest and diseases could reduce timber

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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Operational Automated Graphics at the National Climatic Data Center  

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In January 1987 the National Climatic Data Center introduced automated graphics into its Climatological Data publications. The publications, which are produced for each state and distributed to thousands of subscribers monthly, have, in the past, ...

Michael Crowe; Thomas Reek; Robert Mattingly

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A deeper look at climate change and national security.  

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Climate change is a long-term process that will trigger a range of multi-dimensional demographic, economic, geopolitical, and national security issues with many unknowns and significant uncertainties. At first glance, climate-change-related national security dimensions seem far removed from today's major national security threats. Yet climate change has already set in motion forces that will require U.S. attention and preparedness. The extent and uncertainty associated with these situations necessitate a move away from conventional security practices, toward a small but flexible portfolio of assets to maintain U.S. interests. Thoughtful action is required now if we are to acquire the capabilities, tools, systems, and institutions needed to meet U.S. national security requirements as they evolve with the emerging stresses and shifts of climate change.

Baker, Arnold Barry; Backus, George A.; Romig, Alton Dale, Jr.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Security, Energy, Climate Change: New Paradigm, New...  

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National Security, Energy, Climate Change: New Paradigm, New Strategy, New Governance December 2, 2013 9:00AM to 10:00AM Presenter Leon Fuerth, George Washington University...

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Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories |  

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Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories | Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Who We Are > In The Spotlight > Tom Sanders Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories Tom Sanders Tom Sanders Role: Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

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Basic Research for Our Nation’s Energy Future  

Spallation Neutron Source. Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science . 9. Department of Energy National ...

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The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant1 distributions in a future climate2  

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1 The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant1 distributions in a future pollutant transport and wet removal to a warming climate, we examine a13 simple carbon monoxide (CO with the GFDL chemistry-climate model (AM3) for15 present (1981-2000) and future (2081-2100) climates. In 2081

Chen, Gang

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The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant distributions in a future climate  

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The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant distributions in a future climate the responses of air pollutant transport and wet removal to a warming climate, we examine a simple carbon­2000) and future (2081­2100) climates. In 2081­2100, projected reductions in lowertropospheric ventilation and wet

Chen, Gang

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Loik Abstract Loik Abstract Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US Principle Investigator: Michael E. Loik, University of California, Santa Cruz Co-PI: Daniel F. Doak, University of California, Santa Cruz (after Aug. 2007: University of Wyoming) Unfunded collaborator: Ronald P. Neilson, Pacific Northwest Forest Service Research Laboratory Abstract:: This research is motivated by (i) the importance of snow as a dominant form of precipitation for a large portion of arid and semi-arid regions of the western United States, (ii) uncertainty in how changes in snow climate will affect ecotones between terrestrial ecosystems of the West, and (iii) the need to better understand how climate change impacts recruitment of dominant organisms of range and forest lands of the West, in order to better predict climate change effects on distributions of terrestrial ecosystems.

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First National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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forest ecosystems. He was a covening lead author on the 1990 and 1995 IPCC assessments of climate change. He has served as a vice-chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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interact to influence carbon storage at landscape scales? 3. What is the potential for climate change over the next 50-100 years to strengthen the feedback between beetle...

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National ID project of Nepal: future challenges  

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Nepal is a small, landlocked and developing country in South Asia. It is bordered by China at North and India at South, East and West. The Government of Nepal, in order to achieve good governance and social-economic development, has initiated the e-Government ... Keywords: Nepal, challenges, government, national ID

Ganesh Prasad Adhikari

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Don Cook talks about future of Pantex mission | National Nuclear...  

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Follow this link to skip to the main content Facebook Flickr RSS Twitter YouTube Don Cook talks about future of Pantex mission | National Nuclear Security Administration Our...

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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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Decadal Climatic Variability, Trends, and Future Scenarios for the North China Plain  

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Observed decadal climatic variability and trends for the north China plain (NCP) are assessed for significance with Kendall’s test and discussed in light of future climate scenarios from multi-GCM outputs from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Guobin Fu; Stephen P. Charles; Jingjie Yu; Changming Liu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Shuur Abstract Shuur Abstract The Effect of Moisture and Temperature Manipulation on Plant Allocation and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Black Spruce Forests: Using Radiocarbon to Detect Multiple Climate Change Impacts on Boreal Ecosystem Carbon Cycling Principle Investigator: Dr. Edward A.G. Schuur, University of Florida Co-Investigators: Dr. Jason G. Vogel, University of Florida Dr. Stith T. Gower, University of Wisconsin Abstract: Our primary research objective is to understand how the carbon (C) cycle of black spruce (Picea mariana) forests, the largest boreal forest type in North America, will respond to climate change. A second objective is to provide an explicit link between the extensive research conducted on this forest type in Alaska to ongoing international research conducted in Canada where climate and substrates can differ. These objectives will be achieved by connecting observational and experimental field measurements to a common modeling framework.

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Risk assessment of climate systems for national security.  

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Climate change, through drought, flooding, storms, heat waves, and melting Arctic ice, affects the production and flow of resource within and among geographical regions. The interactions among governments, populations, and sectors of the economy require integrated assessment based on risk, through uncertainty quantification (UQ). This project evaluated the capabilities with Sandia National Laboratories to perform such integrated analyses, as they relate to (inter)national security. The combining of the UQ results from climate models with hydrological and economic/infrastructure impact modeling appears to offer the best capability for national security risk assessments.

Backus, George A.; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick; Brown, Theresa Jean; Cai, Ximing [University of Illinois-Urbana; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton; Constantine, Paul [Stanford University; Dalbey, Keith R.; Debusschere, Bert J.; Fields, Richard; Hart, David Blaine; Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna; Kerstein, Alan R.; Levy, Michael [National Center for Atmospheric Research; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Najm, Habib N.; Overfelt, James Robert; Parks, Mancel Jordan; Peplinski, William J.; Safta, Cosmin; Sargsyan, Khachik; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Taylor, Mark A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Villa, Daniel L.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Print E-mail Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance: · TransmissionExpansionandRenewableEnergy Zone Planning · IncreasingUseofExistingGrid. Wind Resource Assessment

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Strengthening U.S. Leadership: NREL/TP-6A0-44261 NREL is a national laboratory of the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Strengthening U.S. Leadership NREL/TP-6A0-44261 of International Clean Energy December 2008 Cooperation

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/contents.html. Wash- ington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration. Mermoud, A. (1996National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy NREL is operated by Midwest

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National Climate Change Strategy of El Salvador | Open Energy Information  

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of El Salvador of El Salvador Jump to: navigation, search Name National Climate Change Strategy of El Salvador Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner PRISMA, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Infrastructure Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy Topics Low emission development planning Website http://cdkn.org/project/el-sal Program Start 2011 Program End 2012 Country El Salvador Central America References El Salvador Climate Change Strategy[1] In the first half of 2010, CDKN met President Mauricio Funes and El Salvador's Minister of the Environment, to discuss the effects of climate

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Simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. with four nested regional climate models  

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We analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean-atmosphere climate models. Our primary goal is to assess the range of regional climate responses to increased greenhouse gases in available RCM simulations. The four RCMs used different geographical domains, different increased greenhouse gas scenarios for future-climate simulations, and (in some cases) different lateral boundary conditions. For simulations of the present climate, we compare RCM results to observations and to results of the GCM that provided lateral boundary conditions to the RCM. For future-climate (increased greenhouse gas) simulations, we compare RCM results to each other and to results of the driving GCMs. When results are spatially averaged over the western U.S., we find that the results of each RCM closely follow those of the driving GCM in the same region, in both present and future climates. In present-climate simulations, the RCMs have biases in spatially-averaged simulated precipitation and near-surface temperature that seem to be very close to those of the driving GCMs. In future-climate simulations, the spatially-averaged RCM-projected responses in precipitation and near-surface temperature are also very close to those of the respective driving GCMs. Precipitation responses predicted by the RCMs are in many regions not statistically significant compared to interannual variability. Where the predicted precipitation responses are statistically significant, they are positive. The models agree that near-surface temperatures will increase, but do not agree on the spatial pattern of this increase. The four RCMs produce very different estimates of water content of snow in the present climate, and of the change in this water content in response to increased greenhouse gases.

Duffy, P B; Arritt, R W; Coquard, J; Gutowski, W; Han, J; Iorio, J; Kim, J; Leung, L R; Roads, J; Zeledon, E

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Monson Abstract Monson Abstract The Response of a Subalpine Forest Ecosystem to Earlier Spring Warm-up Principle Investigator: Russell K. Monson, University of Colorado, Boulder Abstract: Recent analyses have shown widespread declines in the winter snow pack of mountain ecosystemsin the Western U.S. that are coupled to early-spring temperature anomalies. We hypothesize that early spring warm-up in western forests causes increased water stress and reduces the capacity for the forest to assimilate carbon, while at the same time accelerating the loss of carbon due to soil respiration. We will test this hypothesis using observations and modeling. Our research contains elements of three different NICCR foci, including eddy covariance measurements, modeling and manipulative experiments; however, it is principally intended to fulfill Focus 3, with an emphasis on "the use of measurements and analyses to evaluate mechanisms that might be included in climate and carbon models".

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India National Action Plan on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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India National Action Plan on Climate Change India National Action Plan on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: India National Action Plan on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: India Prime Minister's Council On Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: pmindia.nic.in/climate_change.htm Country: India Southern Asia Coordinates: 20.593684°, 78.96288° 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":20.593684,"lon":78.96288,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Comparison of Quality and Completeness of National Climatic Data Center and Illinois Climate Assistance Service (CLASS) Data  

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We compare the Completeness and quality of one year's daily temperature and precipitation observations from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) database with those received by the Illinois State Water Survey's (ISWS) Climate Assistance ...

Wayne M. Wendland; Alan L. McNab; Vernell Woldu

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Contact Us Contact Us For research in the Coastal Center: Torbjörn Törnqvist Tulane University (504) 314-2221 tor@tulane.edu For research in the Northeastern Region: Ken Davis Pennsylvania State University (814) 863-8601 davis@met.psu.edu For research in the Southeastern Region: Rob Jackson Duke University (919) 660-7408 jackson@duke.edu For research in the Midwestern Region: Andy Burton Michigan Technological University (906) 487-2396 ajburton@mtu.edu For research in the Western Region: Bruce Hungate Northern Arizona University (928) 523-0925 bruce.hungate@nau.edu For general information and eligibility: Jeff Amthor U.S. Department of Energy (301) 903-2507 jeff.amthor@science.doe.gov For proposal and grant related questions: Sally Evans NICCR National Office POB 6077 Northern Arizona University

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Transient Future Climate over the Western United States Using a Regional Climate Model  

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Regional climate models (RCMs) have improved our understanding of the effects of global climate change on specific regions. The need for realistic forcing has led to the use of fully coupled global climate models (GCMs) to produce boundary ...

Mark A. Snyder; Lisa C. Sloan

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brazil National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) | Open Energy Information  

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National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Brazil National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Brazil Interministerial Committee on Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: www.mma.gov.br/estruturas/imprensa/_arquivos/96_11122008040728.pdf Country: Brazil South America Coordinates: -14.235004°, -51.92528° 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":-14.235004,"lon":-51.92528,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Effects of Future Climate and Biogenic Emissions Changes on Surface Ozone over the United States and China  

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Future projections of near-surface ozone concentrations depend on the climate/emissions scenario used to drive future simulations, the direct effects of the changing climate on the atmosphere, and the indirect effects of changing temperatures and ...

Jin-Tai Lin; Kenneth O. Patten; Katharine Hayhoe; Xin-Zhong Liang; Donald J. Wuebbles

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China's National Climate Change Programme | Open Energy Information  

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China's National Climate Change Programme China's National Climate Change Programme Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: China's National Climate Change Programme Agency/Company /Organization: China National Development and Reform Commission Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: en.ndrc.gov.cn/newsrelease/P020070604561191006823.pdf Country: China Eastern Asia Coordinates: 35.86166°, 104.195397° 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":35.86166,"lon":104.195397,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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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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Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

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Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National and System Development Climate Data Management Tropical Cyclone Data and Information Work Communicating System Program Manager Director, World Data Center for Meteorology Formal NOAA Lead on U.S. climate bi

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy | Open Energy Information  

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization: Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: app.mewr.gov.sg/web/Contents/ContentsNCC.aspx?ContId=452 Country: Singapore UN Region: South-Eastern Asia Coordinates: 1.352083°, 103.819836° 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":1.352083,"lon":103.819836,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change | Open Energy  

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Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Indonesia State Ministry of Environment Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Background analysis, Low emission development planning Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Publications Website: climatechange.menlh.go.id/index.php?option=com_docman&task=down&bid=17 Country: Indonesia South-Eastern Asia Coordinates: -0.789275°, 113.921327° 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":-0.789275,"lon":113.921327,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Future Climates from Bias-Bootstrapped Weather Analogs: An Application to the Yangtze River Basin  

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The authors describe a statistical analog resampling scheme, similar to the “intentionally biased bootstrap,” for future climate projections whose only constraint is a prescribed linear temperature trend. It provides a large ensemble of day-to-...

Boris Orlowsky; Oliver Bothe; Klaus Fraedrich; Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe; Xiuhua Zhu

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating the Causes of the Response of the Thermohaline Circulation to Past and Future Climate Changes  

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The Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC) is an important part of the earth's climate system. Previous research has shown large uncertainties in simulating future changes in this critical system. The simulated THC response to idealized ...

R. J. Stouffer; J. Yin; J. M. Gregory; K. W. Dixon; M. J. Spelman; W. Hurlin; A. J. Weaver; M. Eby; G. M. Flato; H. Hasumi; A. Hu; J. H. Jungclaus; I. V. Kamenkovich; A. Levermann; M. Montoya; S. Murakami; S. Nawrath; A. Oka; W. R. Peltier; D. Y. Robitaille; A. Sokolov; G. Vettoretti; S. L. Weber

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Regional Climate Model Results for Simulations of Future Climates  

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Contemporary global climate models produce results that are too coarse to provide the level of detail required to evaluate environmental, social, and economic impacts of global climate change. High-resolution limited-area models (regional climate models) nested within the global model output have been used to create physically and spatially consistent climates with high spatial resolution. This report evaluates the effectiveness of these models.

2002-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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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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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Please note this meeting has been cancelled. For more information please contact Cynthia Decker. National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/16/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

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WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE.  

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WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. regulators consumer advocates environmental groups technology providers ONE of SIX SMART GRID STAKEHOLDER BOOKS A smarter electric grid works to strengthen our nation's economy, environment, security and independence. policymakers utilities 2 DISCLAIMER PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Litos Strategic Communication, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use

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The Arctic as a test case for an assessment of climate impacts on national security.  

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The Arctic region is rapidly changing in a way that will affect the rest of the world. Parts of Alaska, western Canada, and Siberia are currently warming at twice the global rate. This warming trend is accelerating permafrost deterioration, coastal erosion, snow and ice loss, and other changes that are a direct consequence of climate change. Climatologists have long understood that changes in the Arctic would be faster and more intense than elsewhere on the planet, but the degree and speed of the changes were underestimated compared to recent observations. Policy makers have not yet had time to examine the latest evidence or appreciate the nature of the consequences. Thus, the abruptness and severity of an unfolding Arctic climate crisis has not been incorporated into long-range planning. The purpose of this report is to briefly review the physical basis for global climate change and Arctic amplification, summarize the ongoing observations, discuss the potential consequences, explain the need for an objective risk assessment, develop scenarios for future change, review existing modeling capabilities and the need for better regional models, and finally to make recommendations for Sandia's future role in preparing our leaders to deal with impacts of Arctic climate change on national security. Accurate and credible regional-scale climate models are still several years in the future, and those models are essential for estimating climate impacts around the globe. This study demonstrates how a scenario-based method may be used to give insights into climate impacts on a regional scale and possible mitigation. Because of our experience in the Arctic and widespread recognition of the Arctic's importance in the Earth climate system we chose the Arctic as a test case for an assessment of climate impacts on national security. Sandia can make a swift and significant contribution by applying modeling and simulation tools with internal collaborations as well as with outside organizations. Because changes in the Arctic environment are happening so rapidly, a successful program will be one that can adapt very quickly to new information as it becomes available, and can provide decision makers with projections on the 1-5 year time scale over which the most disruptive, high-consequence changes are likely to occur. The greatest short-term impact would be to initiate exploratory simulations to discover new emergent and robust phenomena associated with one or more of the following changing systems: Arctic hydrological cycle, sea ice extent, ocean and atmospheric circulation, permafrost deterioration, carbon mobilization, Greenland ice sheet stability, and coastal erosion. Sandia can also contribute to new technology solutions for improved observations in the Arctic, which is currently a data-sparse region. Sensitivity analyses have the potential to identify thresholds which would enable the collaborative development of 'early warning' sensor systems to seek predicted phenomena that might be precursory to major, high-consequence changes. Much of this work will require improved regional climate models and advanced computing capabilities. Socio-economic modeling tools can help define human and national security consequences. Formal uncertainty quantification must be an integral part of any results that emerge from this work.

Taylor, Mark A.; Zak, Bernard Daniel; Backus, George A.; Ivey, Mark D.; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible  

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/ Country Gambia UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development  

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/ Country Gambia UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate

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Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

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and Develop- ment (LDRD) Program and the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) of the Oak Ridge National Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA b Civil and Environmental for each basin using the following approach: ORNL's Global LandScan 2007 product described in Section 2

Minnesota, University of

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The Key Role of Heavy Precipitation Events in Climate Model Disagreements of Future Annual Precipitation Changes in California  

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Climate model simulations disagree on whether future precipitation will increase or decrease over California, which has impeded efforts to anticipate and adapt to human-induced climate change. This disagreement is explored in terms of daily ...

David W. Pierce; Daniel R. Cayan; Tapash Das; Edwin P. Maurer; Norman L. Miller; Yan Bao; M. Kanamitsu; Kei Yoshimura; Mark A. Snyder; Lisa C. Sloan; Guido Franco; Mary Tyree

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Prospects for future climate change and the reasons for early action  

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Combustion of coal, oil, and natural gas, and to a lesser extent deforestation, land-cover change, and emissions of halocarbons and other greenhouse gases, are rapidly increasing the atmospheric concentrations of climate-warming gases. The global average temperature is already approximately 0.8{sup o}C above its preindustrial level, and present atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases will contribute to further warming of 0.5-1{sup o}C as equilibrium is re-established. Warming has been and will be greater in mid and high latitudes compared with low latitudes, over land compared with oceans, and at night compared with day. As emissions continue to increase, both warming and the commitment to future warming are presently increasing at a rate of approximately 0.2{sup o}C per decade, with projections that the rate of warming will further increase if emission controls are not put in place. Such warming and the associated changes are likely to result in severe impacts on key societal and environmental support systems. Present estimates are that limiting the increase in global average surface temperature to no more than 2-2.5{sup o}C above its 1750 value of approximately 15{sup o}C will be required to avoid the most catastrophic, but certainly not all, consequences of climate change. Accomplishing this will require reducing emissions sharply by 2050 and to near zero by 2100. This can only be achieved if: (1) developed nations move rapidly to demonstrate that a modem society can function without reliance on technologies that release carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and other non-CO{sub 2} greenhouse gases to the atmosphere; and (2) if developing nations act in the near-term to sharply limit their non-CO{sub 2} emissions while minimizing growth in CO{sub 2} emissions, and then in the long-term join with the developed nations to reduce all emissions as cost-effective technologies are developed. 183 refs., 13 figs., 5 tabs.

MacCracken, Michael C. [Climate Institute, Washington, DC (United States)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories  

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This Task Force was asked to propose alternate futures for the Department of Energy laboratories noted in the report. The authors` intensive ten months` study revealed multiple missions and sub-missions--traditional missions and new missions--programs and projects--each with factors of merit. They respectively suggest that the essence of what the Department, and particularly the laboratories, should and do stand for: the energy agenda. Under the overarching energy agenda--the labs serving the energy opportunities--they comment on their national security role, the all important energy role, all related environmental roles, the science and engineering underpinning for all the above, a focused economic role, and conclude with governance/organization change recommendations.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy technologies at Sandia National Laboratories: Past, Present, Future  

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We at Sandia first became involved with developing energy technology when the nation initiated its push toward energy independence in the early 1970s. That involvement continues to be strong. In shaping Sandia's energy programs for the 1990s, we will build on our track record from the 70s and 80s, a record outlined in this publication. It contains reprints of three issues of Sandia's Lab News that were devoted to our non-nuclear energy programs. Together, they summarize the history, current activities, and future of Sandia's diverse energy concerns; hence my desire to see them in one volume. Written in the fall of 1988, the articles cover Sandia's extremely broad range of energy technologies -- coal, oil and gas, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, rechargeable batteries, and combustion.

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1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy | Open  

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Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources on behalf of the National CC Task Force, HTSPE, IDLA, LTS International/ ACCLIMATISE, IISD, Adam Smith International +subcontractors Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/2011/04/an-act Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Kenya UN Region Eastern Africa References CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy[1]

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and  

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Tearfund Sector: Climate, Water Topics: Adaptation, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: tilz.tearfund.org/webdocs/Tilz/Topics/watsan/Water%20Adaptation%20Guid How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Screenshot References: How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector[1] "This guide is also for donor institutions wishing to support the

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The National Hurricane Center—Past, Present, and Future  

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is one of three national centers operated by the National Weather Service (NWS). It has national and international responsibilities for the North Atlantic and eastern North Pacific tropical and subtropical ...

Robert C. Sheets

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient Climate Simulations with the HadGEM1 Climate Model: Causes of Past Warming and Future Climate Change  

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The ability of climate models to simulate large-scale temperature changes during the twentieth century when they include both anthropogenic and natural forcings and their inability to account for warming over the last 50 yr when they exclude ...

Peter A. Stott; Gareth S. Jones; Jason A. Lowe; Peter Thorne; Chris Durman; Timothy C. Johns; Jean-Claude Thelen

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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NOMADS: A Climate and Weather Model Archive at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

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An online archive of real-time and historical weather and climate model output and observationaldata is now available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This archive, known asthe NOAA National Operational Model ...

Glenn K. Rutledge; Jordan Alpert; Wesley Ebisuzaki

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision for the Future | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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& Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional R&D Programs > About ASC > Vision for the Future Vision for the Future The first ten years...

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Vision for the Future | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Vision for the Future Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs >...

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141

Carbon capture technology: future fossil fuel use and mitigating climate change  

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Carbon capture technology: future fossil fuel use and mitigating climate change DR N FloRiN aND DR P FeNNell executive summary What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) refers to the set of technologies devel- oped to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) gas from the exhausts

142

The Effect of Potential Future Climate Change on the Marine Methane Hydrate Stability Zone  

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The marine gas hydrate stability zone (GHSZ) is sensitive to temperature changes at the seafloor, which likely affected the GHSZ in the past and may do so in the future in response to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. A series of climate ...

Jeremy G. Fyke; Andrew J. Weaver

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Friedemann Mller and Alex Riechel (Eds.) Options for Future Climate Policy  

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unconventional oil and gas reserves will be tapped for extraction and clean generating technologies mature. Coal and unconventional oil and gas. The presently known reserves of these resources (coal, crude oil, natural gas) amountFriedemann Müller and Alex Riechel (Eds.) Options for Future Climate Policy: Transatlantic

Calov, Reinhard

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Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy | Open  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources on behalf of the National CC Task Force, HTSPE, IDLA, LTS International/ ACCLIMATISE, IISD, Adam Smith International +subcontractors Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/2011/04/an-act Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Kenya

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human  

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Monday, April 22, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program What are the potential effects of global climate change on human health? This is a question that a growing number of federally funded studies seek to answer. A new analysis recently published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, looks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research portfolio on climate change and human health. Climate change is affecting human health through environmental consequences, such as sea-level rise, changes in precipitation, heat waves, changes in intensity of hurricanes and storms, and degraded air quality, according to the World Health Organization and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission | Open Energy  

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Support for the National Climate Commission Support for the National Climate Commission Jump to: navigation, search Name GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/home.html Program Start 2012 Program End 2015 Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission[1] Philippine Climate Initiatives to get €3-Million Aid from German government[2] Program Overview "The German government will provide the Philippine government a total of €3-million, which will come in the form of a grant. Project partners

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Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Best Estimate (CSSEFARMBE)  

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The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project is working to improve the representation of the hydrological cycle in global climate models, critical information necessary for decision-makers to respond appropriately to predictions of future climate. In order to accomplish this objective, CSSEF is building testbeds to implement uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to objectively calibrate and diagnose climate model parameterizations and predictions with respect to local, process-scale observations. In order to quantify the agreement between models and observations accurately, uncertainty estimates on these observations are needed. The DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program takes atmospheric and climate related measurements at three permanent locations worldwide. The ARM VAP called the ARM Best Estimate (ARMBE) [Xie et al., 2010] collects a subset of ARM observations, performs quality control checks, averages them to one hour temporal resolution, and puts them in a standard format for ease of use by climate modelers. ARMBE has been widely used by the climate modeling community as a summary product of many of the ARM observations. However, the ARMBE product does not include uncertainty estimates on the data values. Thus, to meet the objectives of the CSSEF project and enable better use of this data with UQ techniques, we created the CSSEFARMBE data set. Only a subset of the variables contained in ARMBE is included in CSSEFARMBE. Currently only surface meteorological observations are included, though this may be expanded to include other variables in the future. The CSSEFARMBE VAP is produced for all extended facilities at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site that contain surface meteorological equipment. This extension of the ARMBE data set to multiple facilities at SGP allows for better comparison between model grid boxes and the ARM point observations. In the future, CSSEFARMBE may also be created for other ARM sites. As each site has slightly different instrumentation, this will require additional development to understand the uncertainty characterization associated with instrumentation at those sites. The uncertainty assignment process is implemented into the ARM program’s new Integrated Software Development Environment (ISDE) so that many of the key steps can be used in the future to screen data based on ARM Data Quality Reports (DQRs), propagate uncertainties when transforming data from one time scale into another, and convert names and units into NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) standards. These processes are described in more detail in the following sections.

Riihimaki, Laura D.; Gaustad, Krista L.; McFarlane, Sally A.

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Possible Impacts of Climate Change on Wind Gusts under Downscaled Future Climate Conditions: Updated for Canada  

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The methods used in an earlier research focusing on the province of Ontario, Canada were adapted for this current paper to expand the study area over the entire nation of Canada where various industries (e.g., transportation, agriculture, energy, ...

Chad Shouquan Cheng; Edwina Lopes; Chao Fu; Zhiyong Huang

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Science for Our Nation's Energy Future | U.S. DOE Office of Science...  

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DOE Announcements Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC...

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Building for the future A United Nations showcase in Nairobi  

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vegetable-based. Our distribution policy aims to reduce UNEP's carbon footprint. #12;Building for the future

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Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system: from past to future  

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The terrestrial biosphere plays a major role in the regulation of atmospheric composition, and hence climate, through multiple interlinked biogeochemical cycles (BGC). Ice-core and other palaeoenvironmental records show a fast response of vegetation cover and exchanges with the atmosphere to past climate change, although the phasing of these responses reflects spatial patterning and complex interactions between individual biospheric feedbacks. Modern observations show a similar responsiveness of terrestrial biogeochemical cycles to anthropogenically-forced climate changes and air pollution, with equally complex feedbacks. For future conditions, although carbon cycle-climate interactions have been a major focus, other BGC feedbacks could be as important in modulating climate changes. The additional radiative forcing from terrestrial BGC feedbacks other than those conventionally attributed to the carbon cycle is in the range of 0.6 to 1.6 Wm{sup -2}; all taken together we estimate a possible maximum of around 3 Wm{sup -2} towards the end of the 21st century. There are large uncertainties associated with these estimates but, given that the majority of BGC feedbacks result in a positive forcing because of the fundamental link between metabolic stimulation and increasing temperature, improved quantification of these feedbacks and their incorporation in earth system models is necessary in order to develop coherent plans to manage ecosystems for climate mitigation.

Arneth, A.; Harrison, S. P.; Zaehle, S.; Tsigaridis, K; Menon, S; Bartlein, P.J.; Feichter, J; Korhola, A; Kulmala, M; O'Donnell, D; Schurgers, G; Sorvari, S; Vesala, T

2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuels for the future-Seth Snyder | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Biofuels for the future-Seth Snyder Share Description Argonne researcher Seth Snyder talks about the innovations in biofuel technology. Topic Energy Energy sources Renewable energy...

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Crowd-sourcing the Future...  

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Crowd-sourcing the Future of Accelerators By Janet Rae-Dupree January 12, 2012 Accelerator technology has made huge leaps forward, prompting important developments well beyond high...

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

developing countries in adjusting to climate changes. 2008 - Poznan COP 14 in Poznan, Poland 2009 - Copenhagen Expert Group on Technology Transfer(EGTT) Terms of reference of the...

156

Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia...

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia...

158

Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern...

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Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

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Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases in rainfall and stored water supplies. Analyzing the interrelationship between human populations and water availability is complicated by the uncertainties associated with climate change projections and population projections. We present a simple methodology developed to integrate disparate climate and population data sources and develop first-order per capita water availability projections at the global scale. Simulations from the coupled land-ocean-atmosphere Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) forced with a range of hypothetical greenhouse gas emissions scenarios are used to project grid-based changes in precipitation minus evapotranspiration as proxies for changes in runoff, or fresh water supply. Population growth changes according to several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) storylines are used as proxies for changes in fresh water demand by 2025, 2050 and 2100. These freshwater supply and demand projections are then combined to yield estimates of per capita water availability aggregated by watershed and political unit. Results suggest that important insights might be extracted from the use of the process developed here, notably including the identification of the globe s most vulnerable regions in need of more detailed analysis and the relative importance of population growth versus climate change in in altering future freshwater supplies. However, these are only exemplary insights and, as such, could be considered hypotheses that should be rigorously tested with multiple climate models, multiple observational climate datasets, and more comprehensive population change storylines.

Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Kodra, Evan [Northeastern University; Ganguly, Auroop R [Northeastern University; Steinhaeuser, Karsten [University of Minnesota

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report PDR cover image Brookhaven National Laboratory has prepared a preliminary design for a world class user facility for scientific research using...

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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source | 2010...  

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2010 Beamline Development Proposals - Results NSLS-II Rendering The 2010 call for beamline development proposals for the National Synchrotron Light Source II yielded 54...

163

China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)  

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country China Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Price, carbon and generation profiles: how partisan differences make the future of climate change uncertain  

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America is very much a divided nation when it comes to politics. That polarization is reflected in the environmental and energy realities currently at play in many states, creating a remarkable divide between more conservative Red States and more liberal Blue States when it comes to the amount of CO{sub 2} emitted into the atmosphere and the price of electricity. These differences pose an enormous obstacle in passing climate change legislation. (author)

Sautter, John A.; Sautter, Christopher A.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change  

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Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominican Republic-Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector Climate Focus Area People and Policy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS Country Dominican Republic Caribbean References UNDP - Latin America & the Caribbean[1] Contents 1 Program Overview 1.1 Program Focus 1.2 Environment and Sustainable Development 2 References Program Overview "Across Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they

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Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy |  

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Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name UNDP-Argentina Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Focus Area Economic Development Website http://www.undp.org.ar/ Country Argentina South America References UNDP - Latin America & the Caribbean[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Program Overview 2.1 Program Focus 2.2 Environment and Sustainable Development 3 References Overview In Argentina , the UNDP has a program of technical cooperation and financial assistance is part of the country's priorities , promotes and provides substantive and technical management support to over 100 projects

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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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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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Impacts of meteorology-driven seed dispersal on plant migration : implications for future vegetation structure under changing climates  

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As the impacts among land cover change, future climates and ecosystems are expected to be substantial (e.g., Feddema et al., 2005), there are growing needs for improving the capability of simulating the dynamics of vegetation ...

Lee, Eunjee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence on Climate Change of Differing Scenarios for Future Development Analyzed Using the MIT Integrated Global System Model  

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A wide variety of scenarios for future development have played significant roles in climate policy discussions. This paper presents projections of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, sea level rise due to thermal expansion ...

Prinn, Ronald G.

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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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NSLS-II Beamlines NSLS-II Ring Schematic The National Synchrotron Light Source II will accommodate at least 58 beamlines using 27 straight sections for insertion-device sources and...

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Globalization and the Future of the National Economy  

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Many observers are concerned that the growth of globalization will undermine and destroy national economies. For the past six years, Professor Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman and Helen Starbuck Professor of Political ...

Boyd, James Patrick

2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Science for Our Nation's Energy Future | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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DOE Announcements » Science for Our Nation's Energy Future DOE Announcements » Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC Events DOE Announcements Publications Contact BES Home 11.18.10 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page May 25-27, 2011 :: Science for Our Nation's Energy Future, the inaugural Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit and Forum on May 25 - 27, 2011 at the Renaissance Penn Quarter Hotel in Washington, DC, will explore the challenges and opportunities in applying America's extraordinary scientific and technical resources to critical energy needs. It will highlight early successes of the Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers, and promote collaboration across the national energy enterprise.

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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals 2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals National Synchrotron Light Source II February 16, 2011 NSLS-II Rendering Critical Dates Call for proposal issued Thursday, February 17, 2011 Letter of Intent due Monday, March 28, 2011 (submitted LOIs) Beamline development workshops April-June 2011 Beamline proposal due Monday, July 25, 2011 Related Materials Proposal template NSLS-II Beamline Development Policy NSLS-II Source Properties NSLS-II User Access Policy Project Beamlines Background Beamline Information Approved Proposals From 2010 The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), currently under construction at the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY, is pleased to announce the 2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals for experimental facilities to be implemented at NSLS-II.

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National Ignition Facility faces an uncertain future David Kramer  

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at the National Ignition Facility to achieve a self-sustaining fusion reaction fell short. Now NIF stands to lose that were specified for NIF when the massive laser facility was ap- proved for construction in 1996. President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request calls for the end of NIF support for experiments proposed

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"Developing Nationally Significant Infrastructure: the Future Role of Energy Planning"  

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infrastructure in 2005.4 Emphasis was placed upon clean energy: renewable energy and the efficient use of natural to about 1/3 of current overall capacity. The 2003 Energy Review placed growing emphasis on renewable energy. There is currently a national target of 5% renewable generation by 2007, and 10% by 2015

Martin, Ralph R.

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EIA's Testimony on The Nation's Energy Future: Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency  

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Statement of Mary J. Hutzler, Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Before the House Committee on Science United States House of Representatives Hearing on The Nation's Energy Future: Role of Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency

Information Center

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridge to a sustainable future: National environmental technology strategy  

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For the past two years the Administration has sought the views of Congress, the states, communities, industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and interested citizens on ways to spur the development and use of a new generation of environmental technologies. This document represents the views of thousands of individuals who participated in events around the country to help craft a national environmental technology strategy that will put us on the path to sustainable development.

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1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. | Department of Energy  

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A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is charged under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) with modernizing the nation's electricity grid to improve its reliability and efficiency. As part of this effort, DOE is also responsible for increasing awareness of our nation's Smart Grid. Building upon The Smart Grid: An Introduction, a DOE-sponsored publication released in 2008 and available online at www.smartgrid.gov, this publication is one in a series of books designed to better acquaint discrete stakeholder groups with the promise and possibilities of the Smart Grid. Stakeholder groups include Utilities, Regulators, Policymakers, Technology Providers, Consumer

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Sustainable Future for Bioenergy To meet the mandated national bioenergy goals, the evolving  

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Sustainable Future for Bioenergy To meet the mandated national bioenergy goals, the evolving region. While bioenergy demand and end use may be FRQFHQWUDWHG LQ KLJKO\\ SRSXODWHG DUHDV LWV SURGXFWLRQ Mapping the future of bioenergy with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other cutting edge data

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The grid of the future | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Video Video Argonne OutLoud: Renewing Our Grid - Power for the 21st Century By the Numbers 7% - Electricity lost in transmission in the U.S. 12% - U.S. energy generated from renewable energy 40% - CO2 emissions from electricity generation in the U.S. 11,496 - Kilowatt-hours used by an average American home in a year 37,290,374 - Smart meters in the U.S. in 2011 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Did You Know? The electricity you're using right now was generated just a few seconds ago. Since June, the number of smart meters installed at homes and businesses has doubled to 10 million meters nationwide. The Department of Energy's goal is to install an additional 5.5 million by 2015. The grid of the future By Jared Sagoff * September 13, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint

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Comparison of the Impact of Global Climate Changes and Urbanization on Summertime Future Climate in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area  

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In this study, the impact of global climate change and anticipated urbanization over the next 70 years is estimated with regard to the summertime local climate in the Tokyo metropolitan area (TMA), whose population is already near its peak now. ...

Sachiho A. Adachi; Fujio Kimura; Hiroyuki Kusaka; Tomoshige Inoue; Hiroaki Ueda

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Creating the laboratory`s future; A strategy for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

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``Creating The Laboratory`s Future`` describes Livermore`s roles and responsibilities as a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory and sets the foundation for decisions about the Laboratory`s programs and operations. It summarizes Livermore`s near-term strategy, which builds on recent Lab achievements and world events affecting their future. It also discusses their programmatic and operational emphases and highlights program areas that the authors believe can grow through application of Lab science and technology. Creating the Laboratory`s Future reflects their very strong focus on national security, important changes in the character of their national security work, major efforts are under way to overhaul their administrative and operational systems, and the continuing challenge of achieving national consensus on the role of the government in energy, environment, and the biosciences.

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1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multiseason Climate Forecast System at the National Meteorological Center  

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The Coupled Model Project was established at the National Meteorological Center(NMC)in January l991 to develop a multiseason forecast system based on coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models. This provided a focus to combine expertise ...

Ming Ji; Arun Kumar; Ants Leetmaa

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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Planning for Life Sciences at NSLS-II: A Chronology Planning for Life Sciences at NSLS-II: A Chronology Since 2007, through workshops, trips to Washington, white papers, and other activities, NSLS-II planners have been steadily mapping out what promises to be a rich life sciences research program at the new facility. July 17-18, 2007 - Brookhaven Lab hosts the first NSLS-II user workshop, which was attended by over 450 participants, including many members of the life sciences user community and representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). January 15-16, 2008 - A scientific strategic planning workshop at Brookhaven Lab marked the beginning of plans for life sciences research and beamlines at NSLS-II. The goal of this workshop was to generate a detailed white paper that presented a vision of Life Sciences research, beamlines, and facilities at NSLS-II and describes the path forward and timeline toward achieving this goal.

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High-Resolution Downscaled Simulations of Warm-Season Extreme Precipitation Events in the Colorado Front Range under Past and Future Climates  

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A high-resolution case-based approach for dynamically downscaling climate model data is presented. Extreme precipitation events are selected from regional climate model (RCM) simulations of past and future time periods. Each event is further ...

Kelly Mahoney; Michael Alexander; James D. Scott; Joseph Barsugli

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National Security Challenges: Abstract Submission  

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Security Challenges: Abstract Submission Presentation Title: The Impact of Climate Variability on Biofuel liters in 1996 to 24.6 billion liters in 2007 (Renewable Fuels Association, 2008), and the target annual use of biofuels by 2022 specified in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act is 136 billion

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The National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Operational Climate, Ocean, and Weather Prediction for the 21st Century  

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The National Meteorological Center is being restructured to serve a broader mission, which includes operational climate and ocean prediction as well as short-range weather prediction. Its successor organization is called the National Centers for ...

Ronald D. McPherson

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Climate Challenge... and What's at Stake | Department of...  

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President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit Home Weatherization Visit Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference Backstage at the Daily Show The Future of...

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White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy |...  

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President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit Home Weatherization Visit Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference Backstage at the Daily Show The Future of...

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model: CCM3  

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The latest version of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model (CCM3) is described. The changes in both physical and dynamical formulation from CCM2 to CCM3 are presented. The major differences in CCM3 compared ...

J. T. Kiehl; J. J. Hack; G. B. Bonan; B. A. Boville; D. L. Williamson; P. J. Rasch

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of Climate Simulation to a New Convective Parameterization in the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model (CCM3)  

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This study examines the response of the climate simulation by the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model (CCM3) to the introduction of the Zhang and McFarlane convective parameterization in the model. It is shown that in ...

Guang J. Zhang; Jeffrey T. Kiehl; Philip J. Rasch

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Atmospheric CO2 on Future Ocean Carbon Uptake: A Multimodel Linear Feedback Analysis  

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The increase in atmospheric CO2 over this century depends on the evolution of the oceanic air–sea CO2 uptake, which will be driven by the combined response to rising atmospheric CO2 itself and climate change. Here, the future oceanic CO2 uptake is ...

Tilla Roy; Laurent Bopp; Marion Gehlen; Birgit Schneider; Patricia Cadule; Thomas L. Frölicher; Joachim Segschneider; Jerry Tjiputra; Christoph Heinze; Fortunat Joos

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Understanding the Value of Climate Information for Multiobjective Reservoir Management under Present and Future Climate and Demand Scenarios  

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Numerical simulation techniques and idealized reservoir management models are used to assess the utility of climate information for the effective management of a single multiobjective reservoir. Reservoir management considers meeting release and ...

Nicholas E. Graham; Konstantine P. Georgakakos

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and Prediction of the Earth’s Climate: A Future Perspective  

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The climate is changing because of human activities and will continue to do so regardless of any mitigation actions. Available climate observations and information are also changing as technological advances take place. Accordingly, an overview ...

Kevin E. Trenberth; Berrien Moore; Thomas R. Karl; Carlos Nobre

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Assessment of the Water Supply Systems under Uncertain Future Extreme Climate Conditions  

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Increase in global mean temperature and changes in rainfall amount, pattern and distribution over the world are all indicative of climate change events. These changes alter the hydro-climatic condition of regions as well as the availability of ...

Mohammad Karamouz; Erfan Goharian; Sara Nazif

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library: Integrating the present with the future  

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Today The LANL Research Library works in challenging times with limited resources, evolving technologies and changing customer needs. In order to balance today`s products and services with tomorrow`s strategic direction it must focus on the present and the future at the same time. It must understand current products and services, customers and suppliers. It needs to continuously work to ensure that customer needs are satisfied. In addition, it should build the groundwork for future innovative products that anticipate customer needs. By planning for future needs while it provides today`s products it will successfully move into the twenty first century as a valuable resource for researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The author will outline the current process for balancing present and future Library products and services for their customers by using a fully integrated business planning system.

Stack, J.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Net Infiltration for Present-Day and Potential Future Climates  

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The purpose of this model report is to document the infiltration model used to estimate upper-bound, mean, and lower-bound spatially-distributed average annual net infiltration rates for present-day and potential future climates at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Net infiltration is the component of infiltrated precipitation, snowmelt, or surface water run-on that has percolated below the zone of evapotranspiration as defined by the depth of the effective root zone. The estimates of net infiltration are primarily used for defining the upper boundary condition for the site-scale three-dimensional unsaturated zone (UZ) model. The UZ flow model is one of several process models abstracted by the total system performance assessment (TSPA) model used to evaluate performance of the repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The net-infiltration model is important for assessing repository-system performance because output from this model provides the upper boundary condition for the UZ flow model used to generate flow fields; water percolating downward from the UZ will be the principal means by which radionuclides are potentially released to the saturated zone (SZ). The SZ is the principal pathway to the biosphere where the reasonably maximally exposed individual (RMEI) is exposed to radionuclides.

D. Levitt

2004-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy award DE-SC0004164 Climate and National Security: Securing Better Forecasts  

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The Climate and National Security: Securing Better Forecasts symposium was attended by senior policy makers and distinguished scientists. The juxtaposition of these communities was creative and fruitful. They acknowledged they were speaking past each other. Scientists were urged to tell policy makers about even improbable outcomes while articulating clearly the uncertainties around the outcomes. As one policy maker put it, we are accustomed to making these types of decisions. These points were captured clearly in an article that appeared on the New York Times website and can be found with other conference materials most easily on our website, www.scripps.ucsd.edu/cens/. The symposium, generously supported by the NOAA/JIMO, benefitted the public by promoting scientifically informed decision making and by the transmission of objective information regarding climate change and national security.

Reno Harnish

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term land use future scenarios for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

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In order to facilitate decision regarding environmental restoration activities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), the United States Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) conducted analyses to project reasonable future land use scenarios at the INEL for the next 100 years. The methodology for generating these scenarios included: review of existing DOE plans, policy statements, and mission statements pertaining to the INEL; review of surrounding land use characteristics and county developments policies; solicitation of input from local, county, state and federal planners, policy specialists, environmental professionals, and elected officials; and review of environmental and development constraints at the INEL site that could influence future land use.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Ensuring cleaner, more efficient, and more economical energy for our nation`s future  

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The Department of Energy`s Fossil Energy Program consists of four major elements: advanced technology development; strategic petroleum reserve program; naval petroleum and oil shale reserves program; and regulatory programs. Under advanced technology development, research, development, and demonstration programs are carried in three areas: advanced power systems; natural gas and liquid fuels supplies; and crosscutting research and development. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is an emergency supply of crude oil stored in huge underground salt caverns along the coast line of the Gulf of Mexico. The Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserve consist of three oil fields and three oil shale reserves in the Western United States. Regulatory programs carried out by the Office of Fossil Energy are required by statue, Executive, and Secretarial orders. These regulatory programs seek to foster the freest possible international trade in natural gas and electricity, consistent with national needs for energy security and environmental protection. This publication discusses the programs under these four major areas.

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1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change | Open  

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Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Ghana Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ecn.nl/nl/home/ Country: Ghana UN Region: Western Africa Coordinates: 7.946527°, -1.023194° 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":7.946527,"lon":-1.023194,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future | U.S.  

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Workshop Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Isotope Development & Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA) Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page August 5-7, 2008 Hilton Hotel, Rockville, MD Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science for Nuclear Physics and Office of Nuclear Energy

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Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Current Status and Future Directions  

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Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Current Status and Future Directions A. C. Robinson, * Martin W. Heinstein, * Guglielmo Scovazzi * * Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, 87185 Efficient Lagrangian methodologies for quadrilaterals and hexahedral meshes have been available for a number of years. Mesh generation issues for complex three-dimensional geometries can, however, be a severe limiting factor. Mesh generation for triangular and tetrahedral meshes is readily available, but solid mechanics discretizations on these meshes are not so well established because of problems with locking. We review a relatively new node-based uniform strain element as well as an SUPG stabilized formulation that hold promise for effective simulations

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The Impact of Future Climate Change on TC Intensity and Structure: A Downscaling Approach  

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A comprehensive analysis of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity change in a warming climate is undertaken with high-resolution (6- and 2-km grid spacing) idealized simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. With the goal of ...

Kevin A. Hill; Gary M. Lackmann

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marine Downscaling of a Future Climate Scenario for Australian Boundary Currents  

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Ocean boundary currents are poorly represented in existing coupled climate models, partly because of their insufficient resolution to resolve narrow jets. Therefore, there is limited confidence in the simulated response of boundary currents to ...

Chaojiao Sun; Ming Feng; Richard J. Matear; Matthew A. Chamberlain; Peter Craig; Ken R. Ridgway; Andreas Schiller

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Roof Mitigation Potential for a Proxy Future Climate Scenario in Chicago, Illinois  

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The Advanced Research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (ARW) coupled with an urban canopy model is used to investigate the potential of vegetative (green) roof technology to mitigate against ongoing climate warming and ...

Kathryn R. Smith; Paul J. Roebber

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Assessment of the Water Supply Systems under Uncertain Future Extreme Climate Conditions  

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Increase in global mean temperature and changes in rainfall amount, pattern, and distribution over the world are all indicative of climate change events. These changes alter the hydroclimatic condition of regions as well as the availability of ...

Mohammad Karamouz; Erfan Goharian; Sara Nazif

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Planning for an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment towards Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply  

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Assessing climate change risk to municipal water supplies is often conducted by hydrologic modeling specific to local watersheds and infrastructure to ensure that outputs are compatible with existing planning frameworks and processes. This study ...

Tim Bardsley; Andrew Wood; Mike Hobbins; Tracie Kirkham; Laura Briefer; Jeff Niermeyer; Steven Burian

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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

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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

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Global climate change and international security. Report on a conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, May 8--10, 1991  

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On May 8--10, 1991, the Midwest Consortium of International Security Studies (MCISS) and Argonne National Laboratory cosponsored a conference on Global Climate Change and International Security. The aim was to bring together natural and social scientists to examine the economic, sociopolitical, and security implications of the climate changes predicted by the general circulation models developed by natural scientists. Five themes emerged from the papers and discussions: (1) general circulation models and predicted climate change; (2) the effects of climate change on agriculture, especially in the Third World; (3) economic implications of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (4) the sociopolitical consequences of climate change; and (5) the effect of climate change on global security.

Rice, M.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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s a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate  

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. For example, our Climate VISION (4), Climate Leaders (5), and SmartWay Transport Partnership (6) programs work

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NETL: News Release - DOE Selects 5 New Projects to Bolster Nation's Future  

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September 5, 2000 September 5, 2000 DOE Selects 5 New Projects to Bolster Nation's Future Natural Gas Supplies With "deeper and denser" likely to become the axiom for tomorrow's natural gas producers, the Department of Energy is adding five new projects to its natural gas research program. For three of the projects, the target is natural gas buried under extremely hard rock formations, trapped in gas hydrates on the ocean floor, and in remote regions of the Arctic. The other two explore ways to keep low-volume "stripper" gas wells flowing and to boost the amount of "working gas" stored in salt caverns. The projects are the latest to be selected from a broad-ranging competition conducted for the Energy Department's Office of Fossil Energy by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The five projects have a total value approaching $7 million, $4.7 million of which will be the federal government's share.

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Peru`s national greenhouse gas inventory, 1990. Peru climate change country study  

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The aim of this study has been to determine the Inventory and to propose greenhouse gases mitigation alternatives in order to face the future development of the country in a clean environmental setting, improving in this way the Peruvian standard of life. The main objective of this executive summary is to show concisely the results of the National Inventory about greenhouse gases emitted by Peru in 1990.

NONE

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Potential Impacts of Shifts in Climate on the Crop Insurance Industry  

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Several studies have estimated the possible impacts and adjustments in U.S. agriculture resulting from a future change in climate. This paper examines how these adjustments and shifting climate conditions could affect the nation's crop weather ...

E. Ray Fosse; Stanley A. Changnon

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) Informatics (Seventh Annual Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future (SFAF) Meeting 2012)  

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John Crow from the National Center for Genome Resources discusses his organization's informatics at the 7th Annual Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future (SFAF) Meeting held in June, 2012 in Santa Fe, NM.

Crow, John [National Center for Genome Resources

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

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Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases ... Keywords: Climate change impacts, Population growth, Resource scarcity, Water availability

Esther S. Parish; Evan Kodra; Karsten Steinhaeuser; Auroop R. Ganguly

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Negotiating future climates for public policy: a critical assessment of the development of  

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, using random tmax and tmin ......................................48 6.3 The CIBSE algorithm..................................................................61 7.3.1 Satisfying CIBSE Criteria for Natural Ventilation.....................................63 7 and near- extreme climate change data in relation to building and plant design. CIBSE BSERT, Vol 23, No. 4

Hulme, Mike

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Implications of policies and prevent climate change for future food security  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Measures to reduce the use of fossil fuels, suppression of on-farm emissions of methane (CH{sub 4}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), afforestation, and geoengineering ``fixes`` have been proposed to mitigate or eliminate greenhouse-forced climate change. These measures will impact agriculture and other sectors of the economy. this report discusses the above impacts.

Rosenberg, N.J.; Scott, M.J.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Energy Futures: Project Overview and Findings (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Transportation currently accounts for 71% of total U.S. petroleum use and 33% of the Transportation currently accounts for 71% of total U.S. petroleum use and 33% of the nation's total carbon emissions. Energy-efficient transportation strategies and renewable fuels have the potential to simultaneously reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project examines how a combination of multiple strategies could achieve deep reductions in petroleum use and GHG emissions. The project's primary objective is to help inform domestic decisions about transportation energy strategies, priorities, and investments, with an emphasis on underexplored opportunities related to energy efficiency

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The future of infrastructure security : a workshop held at Sandia National Laboratories.  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted a workshop on the future of infrastructure security on February 27-28, 2013, in Albuquerque, NM. The 17 participants came from backgrounds as diverse as federal policy, the insurance industry, infrastructure management, and technology development. The purpose of the workshop was to surface key issues, identify directions forward, and lay groundwork for cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The workshop addressed issues such as the problem space (what is included ininfrastructure' problems?), the general types of threats to infrastructure (such as acute or chronic, system-inherent or exogenously imposed) and definitions ofsecure and resilient' infrastructures. The workshop concluded with a consideration of stakeholders and players in the infrastructure world, and identification of specific activities that could be undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other players.

Garcia, Pablo; Turnley, Jessica Glicken; Parrott, Lori K.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The future of infrastructure security : a workshop held at Sandia National Laboratories.  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted a workshop on the future of infrastructure security on February 27-28, 2013, in Albuquerque, NM. The 17 participants came from backgrounds as diverse as federal policy, the insurance industry, infrastructure management, and technology development. The purpose of the workshop was to surface key issues, identify directions forward, and lay groundwork for cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The workshop addressed issues such as the problem space (what is included ininfrastructure' problems?), the general types of threats to infrastructure (such as acute or chronic, system-inherent or exogenously imposed) and definitions ofsecure and resilient' infrastructures. The workshop concluded with a consideration of stakeholders and players in the infrastructure world, and identification of specific activities that could be undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other players.

Garcia, Pablo; Turnley, Jessica Glicken; Parrott, Lori K.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENSO anomalies over the Western United States: present and future patterns in regional climate simulations  

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Surface temperature, precipitation, specific humidity and wind anomalies associated with the warm and cold phases of ENSO simulated by WRF and HadRM are examined for the present and future decades. WRF is driven by ECHAM5 and CCSM3, respectively, and HadRM is driven by HadCM3. For the current decades, all simulations show some capability in resolving the observed warm-dry and coolwet teleconnection patterns over the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for warm and cold ENSO. Differences in the regional simulations originate primarily from the respective driving fields. For the future decades, the warm-dry and cool-wet teleconnection patterns in association with ENSO are still represented in ECHAM5-WRF and HadRM. However, there are indications of changes in the ENSO teleconnection patterns for CCSM3-WRF in the future, with wet anomalies dominating in the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for both warm and cold ENSO, in contrast to the canonical patterns of precipitation anomalies. Interaction of anomalous wind flow with local terrain plays a critical role in the generation of anomalous precipitation over the western U.S. Anomalous dry conditions are always associated with anomalous airflow that runs parallel to local mountains and wet conditions with airflow that runs perpendicular to local mountains. Future changes in temperature and precipitation associated with the ENSO events in the regional simulations indicate varying responses depending on the variables examined as well as depending on the phase of ENSO.

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

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's Climate Change Summit United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 22, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it -- boldly, swiftly, and together -- we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More

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National climate change action plans: Interim report for developing and transition countries  

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Under its Support for National Action Plans (SNAP) initiative, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing financial and technical assistance to 18 countries for the development of climate change action plans. Although most of the countries have not yet completed their plans, the important lessons learned thus far are valuable and should be shared with other countries and international institutions that have an interest in the process of action plan development. This interim report describes the experience of 11 countries that are the furthest along in their planning activity and who have offered to share their results to date with the larger community of interested nations. These action plans delineate specific mitigation and adaptation measures that the countries will implement and integrate into their ongoing development programs. This report focuses on the measures the countries have selected and the methods they used to prepare their action plans. This executive summary presents key lessons and common themes using a structure similar to that used in the individual country chapters.

Benioff, R.; Ness, E.; Hirst, J. [eds.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Mosaic and Multi-Sensor QPE (NMQ) System: Description, Results, and Future Plans  

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The National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE (Quantitative Precipitation Estimation), or “NMQ”, system was initially developed from a joint initiative between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory, the Federal ...

Jian Zhang; Kenneth Howard; Carrie Langston; Steve Vasiloff; Brian Kaney; Ami Arthur; Suzanne Van Cooten; Kevin Kelleher; David Kitzmiller; Feng Ding; Dong-Jun Seo; Ernie Wells; Chuck Dempsey

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Review of Simulation of Net Infiltration for Present-Day and Potential Future Climates  

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The DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) tasked Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) with providing an independent expert review of the documented model and prediction results for net infiltration of water into the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain. The specific purpose of the model, as documented in the report MDL-NBS-HS-000023, Rev. 01, is “to provide a spatial representation, including epistemic and aleatory uncertainty, of the predicted mean annual net infiltration at the Yucca Mountain site ...” (p. 1-1) The expert review panel assembled by ORISE concluded that the model report does not provide a technically credible spatial representation of net infiltration at Yucca Mountain. Specifically, the ORISE Review Panel found that: • A critical lack of site-specific meteorological, surface, and subsurface information prevents verification of (i) the net infiltration estimates, (ii) the uncertainty estimates of parameters caused by their spatial variability, and (iii) the assumptions used by the modelers (ranges and distributions) for the characterization of parameters. The paucity of site-specific data used by the modeling team for model implementation and validation is a major deficiency in this effort. • The model does not incorporate at least one potentially important hydrologic process. Subsurface lateral flow is not accounted for by the model, and the assumption that the effect of subsurface lateral flow is negligible is not adequately justified. This issue is especially critical for the wetter climate periods. This omission may be one reason the model results appear to underestimate net infiltration beneath wash environments and therefore imprecisely represent the spatial variability of net infiltration. • While the model uses assumptions consistently, such as uniform soil depths and a constant vegetation rooting depth, such assumptions may not be appropriate for this net infiltration simulation because they oversimplify a complex landscape and associated hydrologic processes, especially since the model assumptions have not been adequately corroborated by field and laboratory observations at Yucca Mountain.

Review Panel: Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D., Panel Chairperson, University of California, Irvine; Jan M. H. Hendrickx, Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Binayak P. Mohanty, Ph.D., Texas A& M University; Scott W. Tyler, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno; Tian-Chyi Jim Yeh, Ph.D., University of Arizona -- ORISE Review Facilitators: Robert S. Turner, Ph.D., Technical Review Group Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Brian R. Herndon, Project Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Russ Manning, Technical Writer /Editor, Haselwood Enterprises, Inc.

2008-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France Introduction Renewable energy sources such as biomass and biofuels are increasingly being seen as important of biofuels on the final consumption of energy in transport should be 10%. The long-term target is to reduce

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center is Helping to Facilitate the Transition to a New Energy Future  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center (HTSC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses a systems engineering and integration approach to hydrogen research and development to help the United States make the transition to a new energy future - a future built on diverse and abundant domestic renewable resources and integrated hydrogen systems. Research focuses on renewable hydrogen production, delivery, and storage; fuel cells and fuel cell manufacturing; technology validation; safety, codes, and standards; analysis; education; and market transformation. Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to power vehicles and to provide electricity and heat for homes and offices. This flexibility, combined with our increasing demand for energy, opens the door for hydrogen power systems. HTSC collaborates with DOE, other government agencies, industry, communities, universities, national laboratories, and other stakeholders to promote a clean and secure energy future.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??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

237

Surface-Based Convective Potential in the Contiguous United States in a Business-as-Usual Future Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To date, neither observational studies nor direct climate model simulations have been able to document trends in the frequency or severity of deep moist convection associated with global climate change. The lack of such evidence is not unexpected ...

Sara L. Van Klooster; Paul J. Roebber

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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

239

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

240

Thermodynamic Causes for Future Trends in Heavy Precipitation over Europe Based on an Ensemble of Regional Climate Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An extreme-value analysis of projected changes in heavy precipitation is carried out for an ensemble of eight high-resolution regional climate model simulations over the European domain. The consideration of several regional climate models that ...

Christine Radermacher; Lorenzo Tomassini

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary evaluation of techniques for transforming regional climate model output to the potential repository site in support of Yucca Mountain future climate synthesis  

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The report describes a preliminary evaluation of models for transforming regional climate model output from a regional to a local scale for the Yucca Mountain area. Evaluation and analysis of both empirical and numerical modeling are discussed which is aimed at providing site-specific, climate-based information for use by interfacing activities. Two semiempirical approaches are recommended for further analysis.

Church, H.W.; Zak, B.D.; Behl, Y.K.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Impact of WRF Physics and Grid Resolution on Low-level Wind Prediction: Towards the Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Future Wind Power  

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The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model is used in short-range simulations to explore the sensitivity of model physics and horizontal grid resolution. We choose five events with the clear-sky conditions to study the impact of different planetary boundary layer (PBL), surface and soil-layer physics on low-level wind forecast for two wind farms; one in California (CA) and the other in Texas (TX). Short-range simulations are validated with field measurements. Results indicate that the forecast error of the CA case decreases with increasing grid resolution due to the improved representation of valley winds. Besides, the model physics configuration has a significant impact on the forecast error at this location. In contrast, the forecast error of the TX case exhibits little dependence on grid resolution and is relatively independent of physics configuration. Therefore, the occurrence frequency of lowest root mean square errors (RMSEs) at this location is used to determine an optimal model configuration for subsequent decade-scale regional climate model (RCM) simulations. In this study, we perform two sets of 20-year RCM simulations using the data from the NCAR Global Climate Model (GCM) simulations; one set models the present climate and the other simulates the future climate. These RCM simulations will be used to assess the impact of climate change on future wind energy.

Chin, H S; Glascoe, L; Lundquist, J; Wharton, S

2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

243

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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

July 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking to NETL employees about how the clean energy technologies developed by our National Labs are helping combat climate change. July 29, 2013 Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va. July 10, 2013 Climate Vulnerabilities July 3, 2013 EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate

244

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change September 28, 2007 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you. Welcome to the State Department. I'm honored to address this historic meeting on energy security and climate change. And I appreciate you all being here. Energy security and climate change are two of the great challenges of our time. The United States takes these challenges seriously. The world's response will help shape the future of the global economy and the condition of our environment for future generations. The nations in this room have special responsibilities. We represent the world's major economies, we are major users of energy, and we have the resources and knowledge base to develop clean energy technologies.

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Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Realizing a Clean Energy Future 2 Table of Contents Profound Energy System Transformation is Underway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Our Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A Clean Energy Future Has Arrived . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Renewable Industry Continues to Grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Renewable Energy Technical Potential is Enormous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Comprehensive Studies Validate Opportunity for U .S . Renewables to Provide Clean Electricity and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Realizing Clean Energy's Potential: Challenge and Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Renewables and Natural

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SFCD Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington  

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

Draft Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Site Office Richland, Washington 99352 May 2013 DOE/EA-1958 U.S. Department of Energy DRAFT This page intentionally left blank. Environmental Assessment May 2013 DOE/EA-1958 U.S. Department of Energy DRAFT Summary The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multi-program U.S. Department of Energy- Office of Science (DOE-SC) national laboratory conducting research to meet DOE strategic objectives. To enable continued research support, DOE-SC is proposing to construct new facilities and infrastructure

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SFCD Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington  

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Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment for Future Development in Proximity to the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Site Office Richland, Washington 99352 July 2013 U.S. Department of Energy DOE/EA-1958 This page intentionally left blank. Environmental Assessment July 2013 U.S. Department of Energy DOE/EA-1958 Summary The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multi-program U.S. Department of Energy- Office of Science (DOE-SC) national laboratory conducting research to meet DOE strategic objectives. To enable continued research support, DOE-SC is proposing to construct new facilities and infrastructure

248

Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data By Brian Grabowski * September 13, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint While the idea of a cruise to Hawaii may sound like paradise, making that same journey 25 times back and forth in a year might start to lose its appeal. But for a climate data-gathering machine called AMF2, perched aboard the ship, every trip is a chance to gather more data that is critical to understanding the Pacific Ocean's role in the global climate. The machine is the Department of Energy's second Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) mobile facility, operated and managed by Argonne scientists. It carries a suite of instruments to measure properties of clouds, the ocean, precipitation, aerosols, and radiation. Over the summer of 2013, the AMF2 traveled back and forth between Hawaii and Los Angeles,

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COMPARING MODEL RESULTS TO NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY GOALS: RESULTS FROM THE ASIA MODELING EXERCISE  

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While the world has yet to adopt a single unified policy to limit climate change, many countries and regions have adopted energy and climate policies that have implications for global emissions. In this paper, we discuss a few key policies and how they are included in a set of 24 energy and integrated assessment models that participated in the Asia Modeling Exercise. We also compare results from these models for a small set of stylized scenarios to the pledges made as part of the Copenhagen Accord and the goals stated by the Major Economies Forum. We find that the targets outlined by the United States, the European Union, Japan, and Korea require significant policy action in most of the models analyzed. For most of the models in the study, however, the goals outlined by India are met without any climate policy. The stringency of climate policy required to meet China’s Copenhagen pledges varies across models and accounting methodologies.

Calvin, Katherine V.; Fawcett, Allen A.; Jiang, Kejun

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate-Science Computational Development Team: The Climate End...  

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Argonne National Laboratory Robert Jacob, Argonne National Laboratory Climate-Science Computational Development Team: The Climate End Station II PI Name: Warren Washington...

251

The National Ignition Facility: The Path to a Carbon-Free Energy Future  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest and most energetic laser system, is now operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The NIF will enable exploration of scientific problems in national strategic security, basic science and fusion energy. One of the early NIF goals centers on achieving laboratory-scale thermonuclear ignition and energy gain, demonstrating the feasibility of laser fusion as a viable source of clean, carbon-free energy. This talk will discuss the precision technology and engineering challenges of building the NIF and those we must overcome to make fusion energy a commercial reality.

Stolz, C J

2011-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

252

Surface Weather Analysis at the National Meteorological Center: Current Procedures and Future Plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The preparation of surface weather analyses at the National Meteorological Center (NMC) is currently under review. The availability of advanced graphics workstations and consideration of revisions to conceptual models of cyclogenesis and frontal ...

Paul J. Kocin; David A. Olson; Arthur C. Wick; Robert D. Harner

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Highlighting high performance: Zion National Park Visitor Center, a sustainable building for the future  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Zion National Park Visitor Center incorporated a variety of energy-efficient features into its design to address Zion's specific needs. The design blended with the canyon's unique qualities and will save energy and operation costs at the center.

Torcellini, P.

2000-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Highlighting high performance: Zion National Park Visitor Center, a sustainable building for the future  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Zion National Park Visitor Center incorporated a variety of energy-efficient features into its design to address Zion's specific needs. The design blended with the canyon's unique qualities and will save energy and operation costs at the center.

Torcellini, P.

2000-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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National gas survey. Volume I, Chapter 9. Future domestic natural gas supplies. Preliminary draft  

SciTech Connect

This report presents four separate forecasts for the future gas supplies for the 1971--1990 period. The forecasts were prepared by the Federal Power Commission staff, and all forecasts are made with the assumption that the domestic market will be able to absorb all the gas that might become available during the specified period. Information is included for future available supplies from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf as well as from conventional sources and from gas that might be produced as a result of stimulation of low-permeability reservoirs. The general assumptions used for the future gas supply projections are included in the appendix of the report. The data are presented in 65 separate tables and 14 figures. (BLM)

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory interests and capabilities for research on the ecological effects of global climatic and atmospheric change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has interests and capabilities in all three types of research that must be conducted in order to understand and predict effects of global atmospheric and climatic (i.e., environmental) changes on ecological systems and their functions (ecosystem function is perhaps most conveniently defined as mass and energy exchange and storage). These three types of research are: (1) manipulative experiments with plants and ecosystems; (2) monitoring of present ecosystem, landscape, and global exchanges and pools of energy, elements, and compounds that play important roles in ecosystem function or the physical climate system, and (3) mechanistic (i.e., hierarchic and explanatory) modeling of plant and ecosystem responses to global environmental change. Specific experimental programs, monitoring plans, and modeling activities related to evaluation of ecological effects of global environmental change that are of interest to, and that can be carried out by LLNL scientists are outlined. Several projects have the distinction of integrating modeling with empirical studies resulting in an Integrated Product (a model or set of models) that DOE or any federal policy maker could use to assess ecological effects. The authors note that any scheme for evaluating ecological effects of atmospheric and climatic change should take into account exceptional or sensitive species, in particular, rare, threatened, or endangered species.

Amthor, J.S.; Houpis, J.L.; Kercher, J.R.; Ledebuhr, A.; Miller, N.L.; Penner, J.E.; Robison, W.L.; Taylor, K.E.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Climate Change Preparedness in New Jersey: Utilities Leading Practices and Trends Nationally  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is an essential element of all energy supply and distribution systems and critical infrastructure (e.g., hospitals, banks, airports, transit systems). All segments of the energy supply and distribution infrastructure.S. Energy Industry Response to Recent Hurricane Seasons," August 2010 #12;NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

Goodman, Robert M.

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Economic Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agriculture: Review of Ex-Ante Assessments and Recommendations for Future Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced information in the form of seasonal climate forecasts has the potential to improve farmers’ decision making, leading to increases in farm profits. Interdisciplinary initiatives seeking to understand and exploit the potential benefits of ...

Francisco J. Meza; James W. Hansen; Daniel Osgood

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1958: Future Development in proximity (sic) to the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington  

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

This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities associated with proposed future development on the South Federal Campus of the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Site, in Benton County, Washington.

260

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.beta.undp.org/content/dam/aplaws/publication/en/publications/envir Language: English Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Screenshot This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can

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261

Securing America's energy future: the national energy policy plan. [Reagan Administration update  

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During its first six months, the Administration has reformulated energy policy guidelines within the context of its overall Economic Recovery Program. This new national energy policy (of which Executive Branch action is but one part) will continue to develop and to be refined; it will not be tied to a static and unresponsive plan. This document defines the approach for reformulation of policy, and it presents the current energy outlook of the Nation. It is submitted to Congress in accordance with the requirements of Section 801 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91). As specific new legislative policy initiatives are developed over the coming months, they will be forwarded promptly to Congress.

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1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

U.S. Global Climate Change program | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

U.S. Global Climate Change program U.S. Global Climate Change program 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

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USA National Phenology Network: Plant and Animal Life-Cycle Data Related to Climate Change  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Phenology refers to recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, such as leafing and flowering, maturation of agricultural plants, emergence of insects, and migration of birds. It is also the study of these recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Phenology affects nearly all aspects of the environment, including the abundance and diversity of organisms, their interactions with one another, their functions in food webs, and their seasonable behavior, and global-scale cycles of water, carbon, and other chemical elements. Phenology records can help us understand plant and animal responses to climate change; it is a key indicator. The USA-NPN brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators, and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States. The network harnesses the power of people and the Internet to collect and share information, providing researchers with far more data than they could collect alone.[Extracts copied from the USA-NPN home page and from http://www.usanpn.org/about].

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Nation's energy future. A report to Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report, developed under the general guidance of the Energy Policy Office, is in response to the directive of the President on June 29, 1973, to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission to review Federal and private energy R and D and to recommend an integrated program for the Nation. The report is based largely on the results of: (1) a group of Energy Workshops organized under the sponsorship of Cornell University, (2) sixteen Technical Review Panels of 121 Federal employees from 36 Departments and Agencies assisted by 282 consultants from the private sector, and (3) an Overview Panel that reviewed the results from the Workshops and Technical Panels. A draft of the report was sent to more than 100 individuals for comment, as well as to all concerned government Departments and Agencies. In addition, Dr. Ray consulted personally with numerous leaders in government, industry, and the scientific community throughout the period of the Report' s preparation. Specifically, the report recommends: (1) a national energy R and D program, (2) a five-year, billion Federal energy R and D program, and (3) the FY 1975 Federal budget for energy R and D. The recommended program, based on what is now known, is both necessary and sufficient to maximize energy R and D's contribution to the Nation's energy goals; even so, 1985 is the earliest date by which self-sufficiency can reasonably be expected. By 1980, the recommended program can reduce oil imports to half those currently projected; other extraordinary measures will be required to displace the other half. (LMT)

Ray, D.L.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future land use plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) changing mission, coupled with the need to apply appropriate cleanup standards for current and future environmental restoration, prompted the need for a process to determine preferred Future Land Uses for DOE-owned sites. DOE began the ``Future Land Use`` initiative in 1994 to ensure that its cleanup efforts reflect the surrounding communities` interests in future land use. This plan presents the results of a study of stakeholder-preferred future land uses for the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), located in central Long Island, New York. The plan gives the Laboratory`s view of its future development over the next 20 years, as well as land uses preferred by the community were BNL ever to cease operations as a national laboratory (the post-BNL scenario). The plan provides an overview of the physical features of the site including its history, topography, geology/hydrogeology, biological inventory, floodplains, wetlands, climate, and atmosphere. Utility systems and current environmental operations are described including waste management, waste water treatment, hazardous waste management, refuse disposal and ground water management. To complement the physical descriptions of the site, demographics are discussed, including overviews of the surrounding areas, laboratory population, and economic and non-economic impacts.

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1995-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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B&W Y-12 scholarships support local future innovators | Y-12 National  

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scholarships ... scholarships ... B&W Y-12 scholarships support local future innovators Posted: November 13, 2012 - 3:00pm B&W Y-12 Commercialization manager Jeremy Benton chats with STEM Scholarship winners Sara Lemmonds and Wes Jenkins about Y-12's opportunities for students pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of study. In its ongoing support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, B&W Y-12 recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships split between Roane State Community College freshmen Wes Jenkins and Sara Lemmonds. Recipients of the B&W Y-12 STEM Scholarship must be full-time students at Roane State pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of study. Jenkins is a Harriman High School graduate and plans to major in biology. Lemmonds

267

Effects on Climate Records of Changes in National Weather Service Humidity Processing Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. National Weather Service has recently corrected an error in radiosonde humidity data reduction algorithms, eliminated a sonde thats processing contained another error, and recently made a further change in the humidity data reduction ...

William P. Elliott; Rebecca J. Ross; Barry Schwartz

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A New Homogenized Climate Division Precipitation Dataset for Analysis of Climate Variability and Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new homogeneous climate division monthly precipitation dataset [based on full network estimated precipitation (FNEP)] was created as an alternative to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) climate division dataset. These alternative climate ...

D. Brent McRoberts; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Response to W. W. Kellogg carbon dioxide and climatic change: implications for mankind's future  

SciTech Connect

The writer objects to the consensus that doubled CO/sub 2/ levels will lead to a global temperature increase of 3/sup 0/C and the associated implications for mankind. In this paper he presents his reasons for doubting the majority view on two climatic feedback processes: (1) the ice-albedo feedback, and (2) the water vapor feedback. (ACR)

Ellsaesser, H.W.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Mag_27JUN2013_ms07022013.indd  

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CLIMATE CLIMATE AND IMPACT RESEARCH at Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research and National Security Los Alamos National Laboratory is truly a national security science laboratory, tackling some of the world's most challenging science and engineering issues. We are interested in the potential future impacts of climate change on global security, such as the coastal e ects of sea level rise, increased number of extreme storms, and the consequences of extensive regional tree mortality. Gaining a better understanding of the forces behind global climate change-how these forces operate, how they may a ect us, and how we might mitigate their negative impacts-brings together biologists, physicists, mathematicians, geologists, electrical engineers, computer

271

Idaho National Laboratory/Nuclear Power Industry Strategic Plan for Light Water Reactor Research and Development An Industry-Government Partnership to Address Climate Change and Energy Security  

SciTech Connect

The dual issues of energy security and climate change mitigation are driving a renewed debate over how to best provide safe, secure, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity to our nation. The combination of growing energy demand and aging electricity generation infrastructure suggests major new capacity additions will be required in the years ahead.

Electric Power Research

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USVI Energy Road Map: Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), EDIN (Energy Development in Island Nations), U.S. Virgin Islands  

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

USVI Energy Road Map Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations 1 USVI Energy Road Map Energy transformation. It's an enormous undertaking. One that has been discussed for decades. Debated hotly. Pursued intermittently. And supported halfheartedly in response to various short-lived crises. Until now. Today, the need to move beyond the status quo is driven not by "doom-and-gloom" predictions but by realities on the ground. The global economy is under constant threat as

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USVI Energy Road Map: Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), EDIN (Energy Development in Island Nations), U.S. Virgin Islands  

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USVI Energy Road Map Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations 1 USVI Energy Road Map Energy transformation. It's an enormous undertaking. One that has been discussed for decades. Debated hotly. Pursued intermittently. And supported halfheartedly in response to various short-lived crises. Until now. Today, the need to move beyond the status quo is driven not by "doom-and-gloom" predictions but by realities on the ground. The global economy is under constant threat as

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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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PSERC Webinar Series: Issues in Designing the Future Grid- Transmission Design at the National Level- January 24, 2012  

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

PSERC is offering a free, public webinar series from January to May 2012 entitled “Issues in Designing the Future Grid,” focusing on the information hierarchy for the future grid and grid enablers...

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Energy Frontier Research Centers 2011 Summit and Forum: Science for our Nation's Energy Future (Videoed Presentations)  

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Science for our NationÆs Energy Future, the 2011 Summit and Forum for and by DOEÆs Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) was held May 2011 in Washington D.C. The videoed presentations are listed below. In addition, the same website provides access to the 26 videos created and submitted by some of the EFRCÆs as entries to the ôLife at the Frontiers of Energy Researchö research.

  • Welcome Remarks and Introduction from the DOE Under Secretary for Science, Steve Koonin
  • Energy Frontier Research Centers: Helping Win the Energy Innovation Race (2011 EFRC Summit Keynote Address, Secretary of Energy Chu)
  • Remarks from Congressional Leaders: Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • Remarks from Congressional Leaders: Congressman Daniel Lipinski
  • Remarks from Congressional Leaders: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
  • Introduction to the Summit Session, "Leading Perspectives in Energy Research", from the Director of the DOE Office of Science, Bill Brinkman
  • The Role of Research Universities in Helping Solve our Energy Challenges: A Case Study at Stanford and SLAC (John Hennessy)
  • Innovating a Sustainable Energy Future (Mark Little)
  • Perspectives in Energy Research: How Can We Change the Game? (Eric Isaccs)
  • Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP): DOE's Solar Fuels Energy Innovation Hub (Nate Lewis)
  • Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs): A Response to Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination (panel session)
  • Science for Energy Technology: The Industry Perspective (panel session)
  • Energy Frontier Research Centers: A View from Senior EFRC Representatives (panel session)
  • Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science (Pat Dehmer, Forum Session)
  • Basic Solar Energy Research in Japan (Kazunari Domen, Forum Session)
  • A Resurgence of United Kingdom Nuclear Power Research (Robin Grimes, Forum Session)
  • Key Challenges and New Trends in Battery Research (Jean Marie Tarascon, Forum Session)

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Climate and Energy-Water-Land System Interactions Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment  

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This report provides a framework to characterize and understand the important elements of climate and energy-water-land (EWL) system interactions. It identifies many of the important issues, discusses our understanding of those issues, and presents a long-term research program research needs to address the priority scientific challenges and gaps in our understanding. Much of the discussion is organized around two discrete case studies with the broad themes of (1) extreme events and (2) regional intercomparisons. These case studies help demonstrate unique ways in which energy-water-land interactions can occur and be influenced by climate.

Skaggs, Richard; Hibbard, Kathleen A.; Frumhoff, Peter; Lowry, Thomas; Middleton, Richard; Pate, Ron; Tidwell, Vincent C.; Arnold, J. G.; Averyt, Kristen; Janetos, Anthony C.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Rice, Jennie S.; Rose, Steven K.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation : the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and policy-making in Panama.  

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??The Framework Convention on Climate Change has yet to deal with tropical deforestation although it represents an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. In December… (more)

Guay, Bruno.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perspectives on the Present State and Future of Higher Education Faculty Development in Kazakhstan: Implications for National Human Resource Development  

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's Kazakhstan experienced a socio-economic transition from a socialist economy to a free market economy and was challenged with building a newly independent state. In pursuit of fulfilling strategic nationwide tasks, the government undertook multidimensional measures in all spheres. However, in order to implement such profound changes and keep up with globalization, the newly independent state found itself in a position where there was a burning need for a serious update in knowledge and skills in all fields. In light of the National State Conception of Education Development of 2005 (NSCED), higher education in Kazakhstan is viewed as the most fundamental liaison between academia, research and innovation in industry and business of the country. Integration of these three components represents the concept of a national innovation system that will allow Kazakhstan to establish successfully its own competitive advantage in the global arena. Therefore, the higher education faculty of Kazakhstan becomes the driving force in fulfilling such grand tasks as relating research to practice, as well as increasing the knowledge, skills, and capacities of young specialists and researchers for a future sustainable society. In other words, there is a need to determine the current status of higher education faculty development which may then serve as a basis for a comprehensive approach and enable the compliance process with the Bologna international standards of education to be expedited. For the purpose of this study, a qualitative research methodology was used whereby the researcher was the primary research tool who interviewed 20 faculty members and university administrators from two large universities of national status in Kazakhstan. The data collection tools employed were semi-structured interviews, observations, and document analysis and field notes. Since the nature of this phenomenological study is exploratory and descriptive, it was considered holistically and based on interpretation and analysis of all study participants combined. Moreover, the phenomenon under study is complex due to a dynamic interaction and interdependence of multiple HRD levels; and consequently, it was viewed through the contexts of international relationships, the country's broad societal transformations, and its organizational and individual levels. The research findings indicate that there is no systematic and consistent approach to faculty development in the area of higher education in Kazakhstan. The majority of current faculty development and any professional development activities tend to have a spontaneous character without implementation of a thorough faculty needs task analysis or performance evaluation. The faculty as social subjects with different socio-cultural identities is currently in the process of constructing a new academic identity based on updated social values, beliefs, mentality and work styles. In the case of successfully updating professional expertise and higher education policy implementation, the faculty will constitute a group of highly educated experts and professionals who are capable of providing the younger generation with a high quality education according to international standards and conducting intensive research that will connect the theory and practice through real applications in various industries.

Seitova, Dinara T.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Climate Prediction in the Tropics  

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Climatic disasters are common in many tropical regions, and rainfall anomalies in particular have a severe human impact. Accordingly, both the World Climate Programme and the U.S. National Climate Program have identified climate prediction as a ...

Stefan Hastenrath

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The future of the internet economy : addressing challenges facing the implementation of the Australian national broadband network.  

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??Innovation is vital for the future of Australia.s internet economy. Innovations rely on businesses. ability to innovate. Businesses. ability to innovate relies on their employees.… (more)

Cradduck, Lucy Margaret

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Transfer - President Obama Unveils Climate ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer President Obama Unveils Climate Action Plan

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 A Department of Energy press release announcing that more than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated "National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change." Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 More Documents & Publications Secretary Chu Announces $620 Million for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects: Recovery Act Funding Will Upgrade the Electrical Grid, Save Energy, and Create Jobs

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future July 20, 2011 - 2:04pm Addthis November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy are helping states lead the way in an effort to promote low cost energy efficiency. More than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change. The action plan outlines strategies to help lower the growth in energy demand across the country by more than 50 percent, and shows ways to

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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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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November...

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The Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality–Related Meteorological Conditions in California. Part II: Present versus Future Time Simulation Analysis  

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In this study, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model was applied to dynamically downscale the Parallel Climate Model (PCM) projection for the climate change impact on regional meteorological conditions in California. Comparisons were ...

Zhan Zhao; Shu-Hua Chen; Michael J. Kleeman; Abdullah Mahmud

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality Related Meteorological Conditions in California – Part II: Present versus Future Time Simulation Analysis  

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In this study, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model was applied to dynamically downscale the Parallel Climate Model (PCM) projection for the climate change impact on regional meteorological conditions in California (CA). Comparisons ...

Zhan Zhao; Shu-Hua Chen; Michael J. Kleeman; Abdullah Mahmud

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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

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/node/256 Language: English Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Screenshot References: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies[1] Tool Overview "This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks, and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP's support

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Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through  

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Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Jump to: navigation, search Name Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA Program Start 2011 Program End 2014 Country Indonesia, South Africa South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1] Program Overview Many future NAMAs will only be successful to the extent that the sub-national players who also carry responsibility - such as provinces

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather |  

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather This report-part of the Administration's efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process established under Executive Order 13514 and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of promoting energy security-examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Report updated July 16, 2013. Explore an interactive map that shows where climate change has already impacted the energy sector. US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change More Documents & Publications

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather |  

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather This report-part of the Administration's efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process established under Executive Order 13514 and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of promoting energy security-examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Report updated July 16, 2013. Explore an interactive map that shows where climate change has already impacted the energy sector. US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change More Documents & Publications

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NREL Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Reveals Links Among Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insights into the relationships between the climate-control systems of plug-in electric vehicles and the distances these vehicles can travel on a single charge. In particular, NREL research has determined that "preconditioning" a vehicle- achieving a comfortable cabin temperature and preheating or precooling the battery while the vehicle is still plugged in-can extend its driving range and improve battery life over the long term. One of the most significant barriers to widespread deployment of electric vehicles is range anxiety-a driver's uncertainty about the vehicle's ability to reach a destination before fully

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SOLVING THE "BIG PROBLEMS" Oak Ridge National Laboratory's future could not be more exciting. Not since the days of the  

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exciting. Not since the days of the Manhattan Project has the laboratory witnessed anything approaching of the Manhattan Project in 1943, Oak Ridge National Laboratory was established in the dark days of World War II

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FutureGen_factsheet.cdr  

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Vision Vision for Tomorrow's Clean Energy FutureGen - A Sequestration and Hydrogen Research Initiative Responding to the President's Initiatives The Technology The Integrated Sequestration and Hydrogen Research Initiative is a $1 billion government/ industry partnership to design, build and operate a nearly emission-free, coal-fired electric and hydrogen production plant. The 275-megawatt prototype plant will serve as a large scale engineering laboratory for testing new clean power, carbon capture, and coal-to-hydrogen technologies. It will be the cleanest fossil fuel-fired power plant in the world. The project is a direct response to the President's Climate Change and Hydrogen Fuels Initiatives. President Bush emphasized the importance of technology in stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere with two major policy announcements: the National Climate

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climate legislation faces uncertain future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition, many senators will insist that the bill include incentives for nuclear energy as the cleanest alternative. Kerry has indicated that discussions on the ...

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Regional Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Workshop on Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities was held 2–4 April 2001 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of ...

L. Ruby Leung; Linda O. Mearns; Filippo Giorgi; Robert L. Wilby

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CABS: Green Energy for Our Nation's Future (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)  

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'CABS: Green Energy for our Nation's Future' was submitted by the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems (CABS) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. CABS, an EFRC directed by Jan Jaworski at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a partnership of scientists from five institutions: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (lead), Michigan State University, the University of Nebraska, New Mexico Consortium/LANL, and Washington State University. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges.

Jan Jaworski (Director, Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems); Sayre, Richard T. (previous Director); CABS Staff

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan  

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steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global...

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New Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions  

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Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Tuesday, July 30, 2013 The United States will be a much hotter place, precipitation patterns will shift, and climate extremes will increase by the end of the 21st century, according to reports released in January 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). More recently, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) summarized the January reports into 2-page summaries for each region. The 2-page summaries outline current changes - and possible future changes - in climate according to region, looking at the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawai'i/Pacific Islands as well as summarizing overall nationwide trends.

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National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap  

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NATIONAL HYDROGEN ENERGY ROADMAP NATIONAL HYDROGEN ENERGY ROADMAP . . Toward a More Secure and Cleaner Energy Future for America Based on the results of the National Hydrogen...

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An Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future? (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future? NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Michael Woodhouse Additional NREL Authors: Alan Goodrich, Ted James, Robert Margolis, David Feldman, and Tony Markel 2 Strategic Energy Analysis Center and 2 Electric Vehicles Program The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Analysis Funding Provided by The United States DOE, Solar Energy Technologies Program Presented at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) 2011, June 19-24, 2011, Seattle, Washington NREL/PR-6A20-52311 Analysis Disclaimer DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

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ORISE: Climate and Atmospheric Research  

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Climate and Atmospheric Research Climate and Atmospheric Research Capabilities Overview U.S. Climate Reference Network U.S. Historical Climate Network Contact Us Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Climate and Atmospheric Research The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) to conduct climate research focused on issues of national and global importance. Research is performed with personnel support from ORISE's Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification (IEAV) programs, as well as in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and numerous other organizations, government agencies, universities and private research institutions.

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The Community Climate System Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

Worley, Patrick H [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Storm Tracks and Climate Change  

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Extratropical and tropical transient storm tracks are investigated from the perspective of feature tracking in the ECHAM5 coupled climate model for the current and a future climate scenario. The atmosphere-only part of the model, forced by ...

Lennart Bengtsson; Kevin I. Hodges; Erich Roeckner

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy for the future with Ris from nuclear power to sustainable energy Ris NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy  

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Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Risø NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy edited by MoRteN JastRup #12;Energy for the future #12;Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Translated from 'Energi til fremtiden ­ med Risø fra

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

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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

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Nation's energy future. A report to Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States  

SciTech Connect

This report, developed under the general guidance of the Energy Policy Office, is in response to the directive of the President on June 29, 1973, to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission to review Federal and private energy R and D and to recommend an integrated program for the Nation. The report is based largely on the results of: (1) a group of Energy Workshops organized under the sponsorship of Cornell University, (2) sixteen Technical Review Panels of 121 Federal employees from 36 Departments and Agencies assisted by 282 consultants from the private sector, and (3) an Overview Panel that reviewed the results from the Workshops and Technical Panels. A draft of the report was sent to more than 100 individuals for comment, as well as to all concerned government Departments and Agencies. In addition, Dr. Ray consulted personally with numerous leaders in government, industry, and the scientific community throughout the period of the Report' s preparation. Specifically, the report recommends: (1) a national energy R and D program, (2) a five-year, billion Federal energy R and D program, and (3) the FY 1975 Federal budget for energy R and D. The recommended program, based on what is now known, is both necessary and sufficient to maximize energy R and D's contribution to the Nation's energy goals; even so, 1985 is the earliest date by which self-sufficiency can reasonably be expected. By 1980, the recommended program can reduce oil imports to half those currently projected; other extraordinary measures will be required to displace the other half. (LMT)

Ray, D.L.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | Climate, Environment and Bisoscience  

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Climate, Environment, and Biosciences Climate, Environment, and Biosciences bioscience research Revealing Nature-from Microscopic to Atmospheric Scales With recognized expertise in plant sciences, imaging, and climate studies, Brookhaven Lab advances some of the most promising scientific methods of achieving a sustainable future. This cross-disciplinary research seeks to understand the relationships between climate change, sustainable energy initiatives, and the planet's natural ecosystems. As environmental and economic issues mount, this research will provide increasingly important guidance and opportunities for climate change management strategies, approaches to adaptation, and policy decisions. Building a Sustainable Future Major goals include: Significantly improving climate models based on high-quality data

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Climate Literacy Framework  

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Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail A Guide for Individuals and Communities The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

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Colombia-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Shaping the library of the future: Digital library developments at Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Research Library  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper offers an overview of current efforts at the Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory, (LANL), to develop digital library services. Current projects of LANL`s Library without Walls initiative are described. Although the architecture of digital libraries generally is experimental and subject to debate, one principle of LANL`s approach to delivering library information is the use of Mosaic as a client for the Research Library`s resources. Several projects under development have significant ramifications for delivering library services over the Internet. Specific efforts via Mosaic include support for preprint databases, providing access to citation databases, and access to a digital image database of unclassified Los Alamos technical reports.

Luce, R.E.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Climate Change and San Francisco Bay-Delta Tidal Wetlands  

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Energy, National Institute for Climate Change Research, Coastal Center. DECEMBER 2011 REFERENCES Charles H, Dukes

Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Vasey, Michael C.; Herbert, Ellen R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Centers: New Institutions for Climate Services and Climate-Impact Research  

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In response to the need to improve climate services at the local, state, and regional levels, a national network of regional climate centers has developed. This paper provides the background to this development, and outlines the functions of the ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Peter J. Lamb; Kenneth G. Hubbard

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise  

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In 2010, Asia accounted for 60% of global population, 39% of Gross World Product, 44% of global energy consumption and nearly half of the world’s energy system CO2 emissions. Thus, Asia is an important region to consider in any discussion of climate change or climate change mitigation. This paper explores the role of Asia in mitigating climate change, by comparing the results of 23 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. We focus our analysis on seven key areas: base year data, future energy use and emissions absent climate policy, the effect of urban and rural development on future energy use and emissions, the role of technology in emissions mitigation, regional emissions mitigation, and national climate policies

Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Krey, Volker; Blanford, Geoffrey J.; Jiang, Kejun; Kainuma, M.; Kriegler, Elmar; Luderer, Gunnar; Shukla, Priyadarshi R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Explores Earth-Abundant Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using a theory-driven technique-sequential cation mutation-to understand the nature and limitations of promising solar cell materials that can replace today's technologies. Finding new materials that use Earth-abundant elements and are easily manufactured is important for large-scale solar electricity deployment. The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75% by the end of the decade. Obtaining that goal calls for photovoltaic (PV) technologies to improve in three main areas: solar-cell efficiencies, material processing costs, and scalability to the terawatt (TW), or 10

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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

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks  

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail Climate Change and Chemical Risks Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change, according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C). The seven publications, which appeared in ET&C's January 2013 issue, present evidence that climate change could affect how chemicals are transported and cause toxicity in both ecosystems and people. These impacts could mean that chemical risk assessment practices will demand swift modification and adaptation. "Risk assessors and public health practitioners need to understand how climate change may alter chemical risks to people in the future," said one of the papers' lead authors John Balbus, M.D., who is leading the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences's (NIEHS) Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development projects. "Existing data sources and assumptions used in exposure and risk assessment may not apply. Environmental health researchers and risk assessors will need to consider interactions between climate-related stressors and chemical stressors and other ways that future risks may be changing," he added.

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climate | OpenEI  

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climate climate Dataset Summary Description The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS), in conjunction with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) publish monthly and annual climate data by state for the U.S., including, cooling degree days (total number of days per month and per year). The average values for each state are weighted by population, using 2000 Census data. The base temperature for this dataset is 65 degrees F. Source NOAA Date Released Unknown Date Updated June 24th, 2005 (9 years ago) Keywords climate cooling degree days NOAA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon hcs_51_avg_cdd.xls (xls, 215.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Climates of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Simulated by the NCAR Climate System Model  

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The Climate System Model, a coupled global climate model without “flux adjustments” recently developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was used to simulate the twentieth-century climate using historical greenhouse gas and sulfate ...

Aiguo Dai; T. M. L. Wigley; B. A. Boville; J. T. Kiehl; L. E. Buja

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National...  

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preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name UNDP-Argentina Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National Climate Change...

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy...

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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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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November 18, 2008 - 4:58pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy are helping states lead the way in an effort to promote low cost energy efficiency. More than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change. The action plan outlines strategies to help lower the growth in energy demand across the country by more than 50 percent, and shows ways to save more than $500 billion in net savings over the next 20 years. These

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Weatherization Works: An interim report of the National Weatherization Evaluation  

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The National Weatherization Evaluation is the first comprehensive evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program since 1984. The evaluation was designed to accomplish the following goals: Estimate energy savings and cost effectiveness; Assess nonenergy impacts; Describe the weatherization network; Characterize the eligible population and resources; and Identify factors influencing outcomes and opportunities for the future. As a national program, weatherization incorporates considerable diversity due to regional differences. Therefore, evaluation results are presented both in aggregate and for three climate regions: cold, moderate and hot.

Brown, M.A.; Berry, L.G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kinney, L.F. [Synertech Systems Corp., Syracuse, NY (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

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Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-1670P Thermal thermal environments different from regulatory standards. Packaging, Transport, Storage & Security

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Assessing the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. States.  

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Policy makers will most likely need to make decisions about climate policy before climate scientists have resolved all relevant uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This study demonstrates a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. We estimate the impacts from responses to climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity from 2010 to 2050. To understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions to mitigate the course of climate change, we focus on precipitation, one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change. We use results of the climate-model ensemble from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) as a proxy for representing climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, map the simulated weather from the climate models hydrologically to the county level to determine the physical consequences on economic activity at the state level, and perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. We determine the industry-level contribution to the gross domestic product and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effects on personal income, and consequences for the U.S. trade balance. We show that the mean or average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs.

Reinert, Rhonda K.; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Robinson, David B.; Backus, George A.; Fogelman, William; Cutler, Laura; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick; Finely, Ray; Siirola, John; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Mitchiner, John Lovorn; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton; Kelic, Andjelka; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Strickland, James Hassler; Weddington, Anna Neila; Warren, Drake E.; Taylor, Mark A.; Loose, Verne W.; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Horschel, Daniel S.; Vargas, Vanessa N.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Snyder, Lillian Annabelle; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Reno, Marissa Devan; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Roach, Jesse Dillon; Baker, Arnold Barry; Adams, Brian M.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. states.  

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Policy makers will most likely need to make decisions about climate policy before climate scientists have resolved all relevant uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This study demonstrates a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. We estimate the impacts of climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity from 2010 to 2050. To understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions to mitigate the course of climate change, we focus on precipitation, one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change. We use results of the climate-model ensemble from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report 4 (AR4) as a proxy for representing climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, map the simulated weather from the climate models hydrologically to the county level to determine the physical consequences on economic activity at the state level, and perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. We determine the industry-level contribution to the gross domestic product and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effects on personal income, and consequences for the U.S. trade balance. We show that the mean or average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs.

Loose, Verne W.; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Reinert, Rhonda K.; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Vargas, Vanessa N.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientists Classify Forest Disturbances to Grow Understanding of Climate  

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3 3 SHARE Scientists Classify Forest Disturbances to Grow Understanding of Climate Change Daniel Hayes, shown here outside of Nome, Alaska, traveled to the Arctic in June to study climate change. Image credit: Santonu Goswami Daniel Hayes, shown here outside of Nome, Alaska, traveled to the Arctic in June to study climate change. Image credit: Santonu Goswami (hi-res image) This feature describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory research presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The theme of the meeting, held Aug. 4-9 in Minnesota, is "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future." Fire, logging, insects and extreme weather can wreak havoc on forests. With support from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation,

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National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap  

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HYDROGEN ENERGY ROADMAP NATIONAL HYDROGEN ENERGY ROADMAP . . Toward a More Secure and Cleaner Energy Future for America Based on the results of the National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap...

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

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at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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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.

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty Assessment of Future Hydroclimatic Predictions: A Comparison of Probabilistic and Scenario-Based Approaches  

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During the last decade, numerous studies have been carried out to predict future climate based on climatic models run on the global scale and fed by plausible scenarios about anthropogenic forcing to climate. Based on climatic model output, ...

D. Koutsoyiannis; A. Efstratiadis; K. P. Georgakakos

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TWENTY YEARS OF SAVING MONEY AND PROTECTING OUR CLIMATE  

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TWENTY YEARS OF SAVING MONEY AND PROTECTING OUR CLIMATE Climate change continues to be one of the nation's most important environmental challenges, and improving energy efficiency...

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Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner...  

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Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner, Shifts Into High Gear at 2013 Tribal Nations Conference Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action...

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UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit | Open Energy Information  

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UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Environment Programme...

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A...  

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change...

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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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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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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed  

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December » December » Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed Researchers concluded that only part of the recent temperature rise in the Southwest could be attributed to greenhouse gases. December 19, 2013 Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Assuming that the past is a good indicator of the future, the scientists conclude that there should be wetter times ahead. Researchers have analyzed the relationship between a natural phenomenon in

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The Future of Housing - TMS  

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May 20, 2008 ... From climate change to power deregulation and suburban sprawl to the rapid ... This presentation speaks directly to our future housing needs and ... using the 2007 Carnegie Mellon Solar Decathlon house as a case study.

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Perspectives on the future of the electric utility industry  

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This report offers perspectives on the future of the electric utility industry. These perspectives will be used in further research to assess the prospects for Integrated Resource Planning (IRP). The perspectives are developed first by examining economic, political and regulatory, societal, technological, and environmental trends that are (1) national and global in scope and (2) directly related to the electric utility industry. Major national and global trends include increasing global economic competition, increasing political and ethnic strife, rapidly changing technologies, and increasing worldwide concern about the environment. Major trends in the utility industry include increasing competition in generation; changing patterns of electricity demand; increasing use of information technology to control power systems; and increasing implementation of environmental controls. Ways in which the national and global trends may directly affect the utility industry are also explored. The trends are used to construct three global and national scenarios- ``business as usual,`` ``technotopia future,`` and ``fortress state`` -and three electric utility scenarios- ``frozen in headlights,`` ``megaelectric,`` and ``discomania.`` The scenarios are designed to be thought provoking descriptions of potential futures, not predictions of the future, although three key variables are identified that will have significant impacts on which future evolves-global climate change, utility technologies, and competition. While emphasis needs to be placed on understanding the electric utility scenarios, the interactions between the two sets of scenarios is also of interest.

Tonn, B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schaffhauser, A. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) is a inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate organizational body created in 2009 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance climate change science research along the lines of four primary themes  

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The Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) is a inter-disciplinary, cross These themes enable ORNL leadership to identify where resources, proposal writing and other climate change12 Funding Demographics --$42.4M Seven of the 39 projects constitute ~71% of the FY11 funding. CCSI

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Additional Climate Reports  

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Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports Internationally, many assessments have been produced to address important questions related to environmental issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. Many of these assessments have provided the scientific basis for the elaboration of international agreements, including the Assessment Report Series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. Because of its intergovernmental nature, the IPCC is able to provide scientific technical and socio-economic information in a policy-relevant but policy neutral way to decision makers.

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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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Climate Change Scenarios for New Zealand Rainfall  

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In terms of the effects of future climate change upon society, some of the most important parameters to estimate are associated with changing risks of extreme rainfall events, both floods and droughts. However, such aspects of the climate system ...

John Sansom; James A. Renwick

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Aviation on Climate: Research Priorities  

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Though presently small in magnitude, aviation’s future impact on climate will likely increase with the absence of effective mitigation measures. With the exception of CO2 emissions, climate impacts of aviation emissions are quite uncertain, and ...

Guy P. Brasseur; Mohan Gupta

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

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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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM | Argonne  

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Event Sponsor: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar Start Date: Dec 16 2013 - 10:30am Building/Room: Building 240/Room 4301 Location: Argonne National Laboratory Speaker(s): Chris A. Fischer Speaker(s) Title: National Center for Atmospheric Research The Community Earth System Model (CESM) and Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) are community models involving several different developers. With so many different developers it becomes imperative to carry out continuous testing during development. I'll provide a brief introduction to CESM and CAM then cover the testing that is being carried out on both. The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a global climate model used to predict past, present and future climates. CESM is a fully couple model,

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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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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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Management flight simulators to support climate negotiations  

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Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the nations of the world have pledged to limit warming to no more than 2 ^oC above preindustrial levels. However, negotiators and policymakers lack the capability to assess the ... Keywords: Climate change, Climate policy, Decision support, Interactive simulation, System dynamics

John D. Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie Mccauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, Lori Siegel

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future ponsorship Format Reversed Color:White rtical Format Reversed-A ertical Format Reversed-B National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Executive summary for assessing the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. states.  

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Policy makers will most likely need to make decisions about climate policy before climate scientists have resolved all relevant uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This study demonstrates a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. We estimate the impacts of climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity from 2010 to 2050. To understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions to mitigate the course of climate change, we focus on precipitation, one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change. We use results of the climate-model ensemble from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report 4 (AR4) as a proxy for representing climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, map the simulated weather from the climate models hydrologically to the county level to determine the physical consequences on economic activity at the state level, and perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. We determine the industry-level contribution to the gross domestic product and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effects on personal income, and consequences for the U.S. trade balance. We show that the mean or average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs.

Loose, Verne W.; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Reinert, Rhonda K.; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Vargas, Vanessa N.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

The Contribution of the National Laboratories in Meeting U.S. 21st Century Challenges  

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Two pivotal National Academies reports, 'Making the Nation Safer and Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future (RAGS)', together with 'The National Quadrennial Defense Review, The Department of Defense Strategic R and D Plan', the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges delineate the major challenges we face as a nation in the 21st century. They assert that fundamental advances and a sustained effort in science, engineering, and technology are needed to address these challenges effectively. A partial listing of some 21st century challenges for which transformational R and D is needed is given.

Murray, C A

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

362

African Climate Change: Taking the Shorter Route  

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Numerous factors are associated with poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, including climate variability. Rainfall, and climate more generally, are implicated directly in the United Nations “Millennium Development Goals” to eradicate extreme ...

Richard Washington; Gillian Kay; Mike Harrison; Declan Conway; Emily Black; Andrew Challinor; David Grimes; Richard Jones; Andy Morse; Martin Todd

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark December 18, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. It is an honor for me to join this distinguished group of leaders from nations around the world. We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you -- like me -- were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know. The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge -- the question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate

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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

365

Ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and climate change: Proceedings  

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This symposium was primarily concerned with the linkages between ozone depletion and increasing greenhouse gases and with their combined effect in causing climate change to occur on a global scale. The presentations in these proceedings review the current state of knowledge about stratospheric ozone depletion, discuss the probable effect of predicted greenhouse gas increase on future ozone trends, summarize observational data on changing atmospheric chemistry and associated atmospheric temperatures, and describe the continuing effort to model and predict future scenarios of climatic change relative to ozone and greenhouse gases in both the stratosphere and the troposphere. Some of the questions and answers that followed the presentations have been included when they highlight noteworthy points that were not covered in the presentation itself. The request by the National Climate Program Office for a symposium on the above related issues is included. The symposium agenda and participants are given. As well as a glossary of special terms and abbreviations. In summary, the Joint Symposium on Ozone Depletion, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change reviewed the magnitude and causes of stratospheric ozone depletion and examined the connections that exist between this problem and the impending climate warming to increasing greenhouse gases. The presentations of these proceedings indicate that the connections are real and important, and that the stratospheric ozone depletion and tropospheric greenhouse warming problems must be studied as parts of an interactive global system rather than as more or less unconnected events.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Climate VISION: News  

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News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed July 20, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial Read the Press Release and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 76 KB) July 20, 2010 Government and corporate leaders announced a new public-private partnership, Global Superior Energy Performancecm at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington D.C. Read More and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 124 KB) June 20, 2010 Seventh Meeting of the Leaders' Representatives of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Read the Co-Chair's Summary June 1, 2010 Department of State releases Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report Read the Press Release December 18, 2009 Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference

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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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Putting climate change and human health science into practice  

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Putting climate change and human health science into practice Print E-mail Putting climate change and human health science into practice Print E-mail Landsat Data Continuity Mission Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program For the first time, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally brought together their grantees working on climate change and human health, to share their research findings and discuss practical strategies for implementing this knowledge. "The goal of this meeting was for grantees to share latest advances, as well as for participants to network with each other to build new relationships and plant the seeds for future collaborations toward solving one of the most critical public health issues facing our world," said Caroline Dilworth, Ph.D., NIEHS health scientist administrator.

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Uncertainty in emissions projections for climate models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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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

371

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

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NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Maintaining History of the ARM Climate Research Facility Data  

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Maintaining History of the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Koontz, Annette Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sivaraman, Chitra Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Martin,...

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Climate Collections  

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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:

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OpenEI Community - climate change  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

http:en.openei.orgcommunitytaxonomyterm1730 en U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States http:en.openei.org...

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Modeling the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. states.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decisions made to address climate change must start with an understanding of the risk of an uncertain future to human systems, which in turn means understanding both the consequence as well as the probability of a climate induced impact occurring. In other words, addressing climate change is an exercise in risk-informed policy making, which implies that there is no single correct answer or even a way to be certain about a single answer; the uncertainty in future climate conditions will always be present and must be taken as a working-condition for decision making. In order to better understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions, this study estimates the impacts from responses to climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity by employing a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. Using the results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) as a proxy for climate uncertainty, changes in hydrology over the next 40 years were mapped and then modeled to determine the physical consequences on economic activity and to perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of the economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. The analysis determines industry-level effects, employment impacts at the state level, interstate population migration, consequences to personal income, and ramifications for the U.S. trade balance. The conclusions show that the average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs. Further analysis shows that an increase in uncertainty raises this risk. This paper will present the methodology behind the approach, a summary of the underlying models, as well as the path forward for improving the approach.

Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Climate change: The IPCC scientific assessment  

SciTech Connect

Book review of the intergovernmental panel on climate change report on global warming and the greenhouse effect. Covers the scientific basis for knowledge of the future climate. Presents chemistry of greenhouse gases and mathematical modelling of the climate system. The book is primarily for government policy makers.

Houghton, J.T.; Jenkins, G.J.; Ephraums, J.J. (eds.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

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

379

Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

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This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented at the 2012 RE AMP Annual Meeting. RE-AMP is an active network of 144 nonprofits and foundations across eight Midwestern states working on climate change and energy policy with the goal of reducing global warming pollution economy-wide 80% by 2050.

Mai, T.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The major evolution of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is used to diagnose climate feedbacks, understand how climate feedbacks change with different physical parameterizations, and identify the ...

A. Gettelman; J. E. Kay; K. M. Shell

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Summer Monsoon Climate over East Asia with an NCAR Regional Climate Model  

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A summertime season climate over east Asia is simulated with a regional climate model (RegCM) developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to validate the model's capability to produce the basic characteristics of monsoon ...

Yongqiang Liu; Filippo Giorgi; Warren M. Washington

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Creating Climate Reference Datasets: CARDS Workshop on Adjusting Radiosonde Temperature Data for Climate Monitoring  

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Homogeneous upper-air temperature time series are necessary for climate change detection and attribution.About 20 participants met at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina on 11-12 October 2000 to discuss methods of ...

Melissa Free; Imke Durre; Enric Aguilar; Dian Seidel; Thomas C. Peterson; Robert E. Eskridge; James K. Luers; David Parker; Margaret Gordon; John Lanzante; Stephen Klein; John Christy; Steven Schroeder; Brian Soden; Larry M. McMillin; Elizabeth Weatherhead

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Sandia National Laboratories: Research: Research Foundations: Geoscience:  

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Non-Darcian Flow, Imaging, and Coupled Constitutive Behavior of Non-Darcian Flow, Imaging, and Coupled Constitutive Behavior of Heterogeneous, Deforming Porous Media A geoscience project under Sandia's Energy, Climate, & Infrastructure Security mission area. Problem Much of the nation's strategic approach to energy security in coming decades will involve subsurface engineering in the realms of resource extraction and byproduct storage. This is evident by recent attention in domestic shale gas, carbon capture and storage, and geothermal energy. In addition, the question of future geologic storage of the nation's nuclear waste is being addressed by the Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. These subsurface endeavors share themes in nonlinearly coupled, far-from-equilibrium thermal, mechanical,

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Land Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems Ethan Warner 1 , Yimin Zhang 1 , Helena Chum 2 , Robin Newmark 1 Biofuels represent an opportunity for improved sustainability of transportation fuels, promotion of rural development, and reduction of GHG emissions. But the potential for unintended consequences, such as competition for land and water, necessitates biofuel expansion that considers the complexities of resource requirements within specific contexts (e.g., technology, feedstock, supply chain, local resource availability). Through technological learning, sugarcane and corn ethanol industries have achieved steady improvements in

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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed  

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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed Researchers concluded that only part of the recent temperature rise in the Southwest could be attributed to greenhouse gases. December 19, 2013 Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Assuming that the past is a good indicator of the future, the scientists conclude that there should be wetter times ahead. Researchers have analyzed the relationship between a natural phenomenon in

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Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning Country Ethiopia Eastern Africa References Strategic Climate Institutions Programme[1] Build organisational and institutional capacity within Ethiopian Government, civil society and the private sector to: increase resilience to current climate variability adapt to future climate change benefit from the opportunities for low carbon growth. References ↑ "Strategic Climate Institutions Programme" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Strategic_Climate_Institutions_Programme_(SCIP)&oldid=407108"

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CABS: Green Energy for Our Nation's Future (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)  

SciTech Connect

'CABS: Green Energy for our Nation's Future' was submitted by the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems (CABS) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. CABS, an EFRC directed by Jan Jaworski at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a partnership of scientists from five institutions: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (lead), Michigan State University, the University of Nebraska, New Mexico Consortium/LANL, and Washington State University. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges.

Jan Jaworski (Director, Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems); Sayre, Richard T. (previous Director); CABS Staff

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented to the 2012 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, during their June, 2012, meeting. The Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners is a regional association within the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

Hand, M. M.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy  

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Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy Report Says Print E-mail Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy Report Says Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Friday, July 26, 2013 Featured by DOE, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program In his speech at Georgetown University last month, President Obama referred to our nation's vulnerabilities to climate change, underscoring how Hurricane Sandy and other climate-related disasters serve as wake-up calls. These extreme weather events as well as changes in temperature and water availability - all related to our changing climate - are disrupting the ways we generate, distribute, and consume energy, according to a new report released by the US Department of Energy. The U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather report examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector.

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The U.S.-U.S.S.R. Agreement on Protection of the Environment and its Relationship to the U.S. National Climate Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1972 the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. agreed to cooperate in the field of Environmental Protection. A part of this agreement involved the formation of Working Group VIII (WG VIII), which deals with the influence of the environment on climate. This ...

Eugene W. Bierly; John A. Mirabito

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit November 18, 2008 THE PRESIDENT: Let me begin by thanking the bipartisan group of U.S. governors who convened this meeting. Few challenges facing America - and the world - are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We've seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security. I know many of you are working to confront this challenge. In particular, I want to commend Governor Sebelius, Governor Doyle, Governor Crist, Governor

393

Related Federal Climate Efforts  

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Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a group of technologies for capturing, compressing, transporting and permanently storing power plant and industrial source emissions of carbon dioxide. Rapid development and deployment of clean coal technologies, particularly CCS, will help position the United States as a leader in the global clean energy race. Climate Change Adaptation Task Force The Task Force's work has been guided by a strategic vision of a resilient, healthy, and prosperous Nation in the face of a changing climate. To achieve this vision, the Task Force identified a set of guiding principles that public and private decision-makers should consider in designing and implementing adaptation strategies.

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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

395

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-1846P CustomTraining Sandia providesPRAsandhowtheycanbemanaged to increase levels of safety and security. Like othertrainings,Sandiaexpertsdesigncoursesto beasbroadorin

396

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-0987P Transportation of the safe and secure transport of radioactive and hazardous materials. AWaytoEnsureSafeTransport Sandia

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South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA Program Start 2011 Program End 2014 Country South Africa Southern Africa References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1] Program Overview Many future NAMAs will only be successful to the extent that the

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ARM Climate Research Facility Infrastructure Report for the August 2005 STEC Meeting  

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Climate Research Facility Climate Research Facility Operations Status System Upgrades & Enhancements Status Brad Perkins ARM Engineering, TWPO/AMF March 29, 2006 2 Overview ARM Science Team Meeting - March 2006 Progress Report Demonstration Discussion? 3 Background Before we go on... Who is my Audience? Do I need to explain OSS' Purpose? 4 Background OSS Meeting, July 2005 Argonne National Laboratory ECO-00432 Late 2004/Early 2005 Requirements Analysis Operations Managers, OSS Users Present Problems Reviewed & Solutions Offered Future Features/Modules Discussed Path Forward Outlined w/ Schedule Calibration Module Requirement Removed 5 Status December 2005 Target Underestimated Effort Other Issues Competing Priorities (AMF support) Post Argonne Meeting Requirements Gathering

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed  

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National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed Light on Arctic Ecosystem Polygon formations in Alaska provide researchers with a unique natural laboratory with which to study the Arctic and, by extension, the Earth's climate. Image credit: NGEE-Arctic Polygon formations in Alaska provide researchers with a unique natural laboratory with which to study the Arctic and, by extension, the Earth's climate. Image credit: NGEE-Arctic (hi-res image) This feature describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory research presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The theme of the meeting, held Aug. 4-9 in Minnesota, is "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future." Despite the enormity of climate research in the past couple of decades, one

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Solar-climatic statistical study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Solar-Climatic Statistical Study was performed to provide statistical information on the expected future availability of solar and wind power at various nationwide sites. Historic data (SOLMET), at 26 National Weather Service stations reporting hourly solar insolation and collateral meteorological information, were interrogated to provide an estimate of future trends. Solar data are global radiation incident on a horizontal surface, and wind data represent wind power normal to the air flow. Selected insolation and wind power conditions were investigated for their occurrence and persistence, for defined periods of time, on a monthly basis. Information of this nature are intended as an aid to preliminary planning activities for the design and operation of solar and wind energy utilization and conversion systems. Presented in this volume are probability estimates of solar insolation and wind power, alone and in combination, occurring and persisting at or above specified thresholds, for up to one week, for each of the 26 SOLMET stations. Diurnal variations of wind power were also considered. Selected probability data for each station are presented graphically, and comprehensive plots for all stations are provided on a set of microfiche included in a folder in the back of this volume.

Bray, R.E.

1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration  

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Project Wrap-up National Renewable Energy Laboratory 3 Innovation for Our Energy Future Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demo Project Objectives, Relevance, and Targets *...

402

Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented at Wind Powering America States Summit. The Summit, which follows the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's) annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, provides state Wind Working Groups, state energy officials, U.S. Energy Department and national laboratory representatives, and professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind energy and plan future collaboration.

DeMeo, E.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

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..

404

Climate and Climate Change over North America as Simulated by the Canadian RCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of several multidecadal simulations of the present (1971–90) and future (2041–60) climate from the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) is presented. The effects on the CRCM climate of model domain size, internal variability of the ...

D. A. Plummer; D. Caya; A. Frigon; H. Côté; M. Giguère; D. Paquin; S. Biner; R. Harvey; R. de Elia

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

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

406

Future Prospects of Synthetic Fuels  

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It is important for the future of this nation to reach the goal of demonstrated definition and quantification of the parameters which influence the ability to use this country's vast resources of coal and oil shale for production of synthetic fuels which can contribute to the nation's future energy needs. Those parameters are: technical, environmental, and economic viability. In the final analysis, the key word is economics; can, or when can synthetic fuels compete in the marketplace? A commercial synthetic fuels plant requires a multi-billion dollar capital investment. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the risk elements of a synthetic fuels venture and to speculate on what impact the current environment, e.g. governmental policy, world crude market prices, and general economic climate may have on the timetable for achievement of the aforementioned goal. In June 1980 the author presented a paper at the AIChE Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. entitled 'Synthetic Fuels - Their Problems and Their Promises.' The opening paragraph of that paper started as follows: 'For three decades, since the days of World War II, a U.S. synthetic fuels industry has several times verged on becoming a reality but never succeeding, the ups and downs resembling a sine wave of variable frequency. As of this writing we are at the crest of the wave. Is this the time it will happen? For the good of the nation hopefully the answer will be yes.' It is the purpose of this paper, some 20 months later, to examine what has transpired in that time interval and to speculate, in the light of those events, about their impact on the likelihood of the answer still being 'yes' and on the timing as to when it may occur. To set the stage for consideration of the importance of recent events and to put them in perspective, it is necessary to return again to the earlier paper where some of the impediments to the establishment of a U.S. synfuels industry were discussed. In essence what was said was that the principal impediments were: economic, environmental, and regulatory, and since both the economic and regulatory aspects exert some direct and/or indirect influence on cost, the problem really reduced to the single most important factor--project economics. Synthetic fuels simply are expensive to produce!

Fryback, M. G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Recent News from the National Labs | Department of Energy  

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

1, 2013 1, 2013 Secretary Moniz: Biofuels Important to America's Energy Future Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking about the importance of investing in biofuels to combat the effects of climate change and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. July 30, 2013 As a Laboratory Fellow at the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pete McGrail and his team are working to develop a more efficient adsorption chiller that could help the Navy cut its fuel costs. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL Helps the Navy Stay Cool and Conserve Fuel Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a more efficient air conditioner that could help the U.S. military cut its fuel use. July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy

408

Challenges in Combining Projections from Multiple Climate Models  

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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

409

Uses and Applications of Climate Forecasts for Power Utilities  

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The uses and potential applications of climate forecasts for electric and gas utilities were assessed 1) to discern needs for improving climate forecasts and guiding future research, and 2) to assist utilities in making wise use of forecasts. In-...

Stanley A. Changnon; Joyce M. Changnon; David Changnon

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

An Assessment of Six Dissimilarity Metrics for Climate Analogs  

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Spatial analog techniques consist in identifying locations whose historical climate is similar to the anticipated future climate at a reference location. In the process of identifying analogs, one key step is the quantification of the ...

Patrick Grenier; Annie-Claude Parent; David Huard; François Anctil; Diane Chaumont

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The Development of Impact-Oriented Climate Scenarios  

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Appropriate scenarios of future climate must be developed prior to any assessment of the impacts of climate change. Information needed was examined in consultation with those having experience in scenario use. Most assessors require regional ...

P. J. Robinson; P. L. Finkelstein

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Global Modeling of the Contrail and Contrail Cirrus Climate Impact  

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Despite considerable technological advances, aviation impacts on global climate are significant and may constitute a future constraint on the continued growth of air travel. The most important but least understood component in aviation climate ...

Ulrike Burkhardt; Bernd Kärcher; Ulrich Schumann

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

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

414

An enhanced archive facilitating climate impacts and adaptation analysis  

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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.

415

Quantifying Environmental Drivers of Future Tropical Forest Extent  

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Future changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and their associated influences on climate, will affect the future sustainability of tropical forests. While dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) represent the processes by which ...

Peter Good; Chris Jones; Jason Lowe; Richard Betts; Ben Booth; Chris Huntingford

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Climate Data Online (CDO) | Data.gov  

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Climate Data Online (CDO) Climate Data Online (CDO) Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data Climate Data Online (CDO) Dataset Summary Description Climate Data online or CDO provides access to climate data products through a simple, searchable online web mapping service. Users can find a variety of NCDC products via CDO including the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily and the new 1981-2010 Annual, Monthly and Daily 30-year Normals. Tags {"climate data","climatological data","weather data",temperature,precipitation,drought,wind,dewpoint,satellite,hurricane,storm,snow,"climate center","climate research","NCDC National Climatic Data Center","natural resources",environment,water,air,soil,"weather "}

417

Regional Climate Model Projections for the State of Washington  

SciTech Connect

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

418

Climate Science Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

419

University to National Laboratory and Back--By Todd Sulchek  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Security Stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, counter terrorism Energy / Environment Climate modeling: Biosecurity, counterterrorism, national defense, energy/environmental security, intelligence, nonproliferation

Das, Suman

420

"Ice Patches as Sources of Archeological and Paleoecological Data in Climate Change Research in Glacier National Park" partners are University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), University of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and rectification of aerial maps showing ice patches during years of maximum ice melt; pedestrian survey and mapping in Glacier National Park" partners are University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), University of Wyoming (UWY discovered melting out of ice patches in Norway, Siberia, Canada, Alaska, Washington State, Colorado

Crone, Elizabeth

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421

Canadian Climate Services: Exploring an Appropriate Road Map to Fulfill a Growing Need  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the actual context of climate and environmental changes, national climate information providers are presently updating their approach to deliver targeted and applied services to their clients. WMO has adopted in 2009 a global framework for climate ...

Amadou Bokoye; Louise Bussières; André Cotnoir; Jacinthe Lacroix; Luc Vescovi

422

U.S. Climate Reference Network Soil Moisture and Temperature Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a network of climate-monitoring stations maintained and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide climate-science-quality measurements of air temperature and ...

Jesse E. Bell; Michael A. Palecki; C. Bruce Baker; William G. Collins; Jay H. Lawrimore; Ronald D. Leeper; Mark E. Hall; John Kochendorfer; Tilden P. Meyers; Tim Wilson; Howard J. Diamond

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan  

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President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Monday, July 1, 2013 On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge. The Plan builds on significant progress made during the Administration's first term on all of these fronts, including those based on the ongoing scientific work of USGCRP's 13 member-agencies, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in which USGCRP participates, and USGCRP's National Climate Assessment team.

424

Educational Global Climate Change Links  

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Educational Global Climate Change Links Educational Global Climate Change Links Evidence of the importance of global climate change to the future generation is reflected in the increasing number of queries CDIAC receives from students and educators, from a range of educational levels. We have compiled a listing of some sites that we hope will be of interest and of use to those looking for information, fun, ideas, and ways that they can make a difference. These links were chosen because we have found them useful in responding to those with inquiring minds. These links will take the user outside of CDIAC, and are by no means comprehensive. We are not responsible for the content or intent of these outside links. Tools you can use! NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard - The Global Climate Dashboard is

425

National Center for Computational Sciences | ornl.gov  

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two of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) high-performance computing projects-the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and the National Climate-Computing Research...

426

Fact Sheet -- Climate VISION 02-12-031.doc  

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

measures planned for future years. The BRT will monitor the activities of its members and report on progress toward its goal of 100% participation, continuing through 2012. Climate...

427

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions DB1009 data Data...

428

iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region—  

SciTech Connect

The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE Decision Support for Future  

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data to generate and share mission-critical analysis and insights. November 2012 PNNL-SA-90020 Gariann Gelston Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 372-4480 gariann.gelston@pnnl.gov Angie Dalton Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 371-6607 angela.dalton@pnnl.gov ABOUT FPGI The Future Power Grid

430

Recent Advances in Regional Climate System Modeling and ClimateChange Analyses of Extreme Heat  

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During the period May 2003 to May 2004, there were two CEC/PIER funded primary research activities by the Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Group/Earth Science Division at LBNL. These activities are the implementation and testing of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Land Model (CLM) into MM5, and the analysis of extreme heat days under a new set of climate simulations. The new version of MM5,MM5-CLM, has been tested for a 90 day snowmelt period in the northwestern U.S. Results show that this new code upgrade, as compared to the MM5-NOAH, has improved snowmelt, temperature, and precipitation when compared to observations. These are due in part to a subgrid scheme,advanced snow processes, and advanced vegetation. The climate change analysis is the upper and lower IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios, representing fossil fuel intensive and energy conserving future emission scenarios, and medium and low sensitivity Global Climate Models. Results indicate that California cities will see increases in the number of heat wave and temperature threshold days from two to six times.These results may be viewed as potential outcomes based on today's decisions on emissions.

Miller, Norman L.

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

431

Visualizing Spatial Heterogeneity of Western U.S. Climate Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly climatologies (1971–2000 monthly averages) for stations in the western United States, obtained from the NOAA/National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), are used to illustrate the spatial variations in the annual cycle of climate. Animated map ...

Jacqueline J. Shinker

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Antarctic Clouds and Radiation within the NCAR Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To evaluate and improve the treatment of clouds and radiation by the climate models of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), simulations by the NCAR Community Climate Model version 3 (CCM3), as well as the recently released ...

Keith M. Hines; David H. Bromwich; Philip J. Rasch; Michael J. Iacono

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak...  

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Dawn Levy 865.241.4630 Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jack Fellows has been appointed director of the Climate Change...

434

Powering the Future with LIFE  

SciTech Connect

This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Leveraging the National Ignition Facility to meet the climate-energy challenge; (2) The journal into a new era of scientific discoveries; and (3) Safe and sustainable energy with LIFE (Laser Inertial Fusion Energy).

Moses, E I; Diaz de la Rubia, T

2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

435

Future Healthcare  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Patients want answers, not numbers. Evidence-based medicine must have numbers to generate answers. Therefore, analysis of numbers to provide answers is the Holy Grail of healthcare professionals and its future systems. ...

Datta, Shoumen

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Future tense  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future Tense, one of the revolving features on this page, presents stories and essays from the intersection of computational science and technological speculation, their boundaries limited only by our ability to imagine what will and could be.

Rudy Rucker

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Fermilab | Plan for the Future | Fermilab's Future  

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Fermilab's Future Fermilab's Future 2013-2015 Next Fermilab's research program for 2015 and beyond New facilities at Fermilab, the nation's dedicated particle physics laboratory, would provide thousands of scientists from across the United States and around the world with world-class scientific opportunities. In collaboration with the Department of Energy and the particle physics community, Fermilab is pursuing a strategic plan that addresses fundamental questions about the physical laws that govern matter, energy, space and time. Fermilab is advancing plans for the best facilities in the world for the exploration of neutrinos and rare subatomic processes, far beyond current global capabilities. The proposed construction of a two-megawatt high-intensity proton accelerator, Project X, would enable a comprehensive

438

climate change | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

climate change climate change Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presents summer and winter precipitation for England and Wales, and the percent change from the baseline (1961 - 1990 average). The original source of the data is the Hadley Centre. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change precipitation UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Precipitation, 1874 - 2009 (xls, 68.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status) Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1874 - 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE Intelligent Networked Sensors  

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2012 PNNL-SA-90017 Bora Akyol Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 371-6682 bora@pnnl.gov Jereme Haack Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 375-6350 jereme.haack@pnnl.gov ABOUT FPGI The Future Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) national electric

440

Comparison of Collocated Automated (NCECONet) and Manual (COOP) Climate Observations in North Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Weather Service's Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) is a valuable climate data resource that provides manually observed information on temperature and precipitation across the nation. These data are part of the climate dataset and ...

Christopher Holder; Ryan Boyles; Ameenulla Syed; Dev Niyogi; Sethu Raman

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Workshop on the preparation of climate change action plans. Workshop summary  

SciTech Connect

Over 130 participants from more than 27 countries shared experiences of developing and transition countries in preparation and development of their climate change national action plans. International experts guided countries in preparation of their climate change national action plans.

NONE

1999-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

442

Quantifying Drought Risk in a Nonstationary Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Water management in Australia has traditionally been carried out on the assumption that the historical record of rainfall, evaporation, streamflow, and recharge is representative of current and future climatic conditions. However, in many ...

Danielle C. Verdon-Kidd; Anthony S. Kiem

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

On the Effective Number of Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

444

Driving the Future  

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the Future the Future A r g o n n e ' s v e h i c l e s ys t e m s r e s e A r c h 3 2 v e h i c l e s y s t e m s r e s e a r c h At Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Research, our goal is to accelerate the development and deployment of vehicle technologies that help reduce our nation's petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Our Vehicle Systems research focuses on maximizing vehicle performance and efficiency through in-depth studies of the interactions and integration of components and controls in a large, complex vehicle system. Working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the automotive industry, we investigate the potential of vehicle technologies ranging from alternative fuels to advanced powertrains, such as plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Funding

445

Peru-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

446

Ghana-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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)

447

Brookhaven National Lab Economic Impact Report  

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New York State economy Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Future of New York State's Economy Brookhaven National Laboratory's impact on New York State's (and Long Island's)...

448

Oregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

449

Likely Ranges of Climate Change in Bolivia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bolivia is facing numerous climate-related threats, ranging from water scarcity due to rapidly retreating glaciers in the Andes to a partial loss of the Amazon forest in the lowlands. To assess what changes in climate may be expected in the future,...

Christian Seiler; Ronald W. A. Hutjes; Pavel Kabat

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Site Information | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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nonproliferation, bio threats, global climate modeling and other critical problems. NTS Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), near Las Vegas, Nev., is where the U.S....

451

Climate uncertainty and implications for U.S. state-level risk assessment through 2050.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decisions for climate policy will need to take place in advance of climate science resolving all relevant uncertainties. Further, if the concern of policy is to reduce risk, then the best-estimate of climate change impacts may not be so important as the currently understood uncertainty associated with realizable conditions having high consequence. This study focuses on one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change - precipitation - to understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and the near-term justification for interventions to mitigate the course of climate change. We show that the mean risk of damage to the economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of one trillion dollars over the next 40 years, with employment impacts of nearly 7 million labor-years. At a 1% exceedance-probability, the impact is over twice the mean-risk value. Impacts at the level of individual U.S. states are then typically in the multiple tens of billions dollar range with employment losses exceeding hundreds of thousands of labor-years. We used results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report 4 (AR4) climate-model ensemble as the referent for climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, mapped the simulated weather hydrologically to the county level for determining the physical consequence to economic activity at the state level, and then performed a detailed, seventy-industry, analysis of economic impact among the interacting lower-48 states. We determined industry GDP and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effect on personal income, and the consequences for the U.S. trade balance.

Loose, Verne W.; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Kelic, Andjelka; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Vargas, Vanessa N.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

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

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Climate - Mapping where trees survive, thrive | ornl.gov  

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fires and infestations that threaten trees. Researchers at the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and collaborators on a Forest Service-funded...

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White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy |...  

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

Climate and Energy During the event's welcoming remarks, Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz is joined by former astronaut and Acting Administrator of the National Oceanic and...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - President Obama Unveils Climate Action ...  

... national and international action to slow the effects of climate change. Several sections of the plan mention wind energy and the role it will play, ...

456

Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate...  

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Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios Douglas Arent National...

457

Validation of Global Weather Forecast and Climate Models Over...  

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Validation of Global Weather Forecast and Climate Models Over the North Slope of Alaska Xie, Shaocheng Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Klein, Stephen Lawrence Livermore...

458

Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector...  

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Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sector: Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Training materials, Video, Webinar Website: www.unepfi.orgtrainingindex.html Cost: Free...

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Posters Cloud Parameterizations in Global Climate Models: The...  

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3 Posters Cloud Parameterizations in Global Climate Models: The Role of Aerosols J. E. Penner and C. C. Chuang Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, California...

460

ClimateTechWiki | Open Energy Information  

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ClimateTechWiki ClimateTechWiki Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: ClimateTechWiki - a clean technology platform Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Joint Implementation Network (JIN), United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-Risoe Centre, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, Netherlands Government Partner: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Agriculture, Biomass, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Forestry, Geothermal, Greenhouse Gas, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Hydrogen, Industry, Solar, Transportation, Water Power, Wind Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) at http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/ (May 2011 electronic version; printed form ISBN 978-1-107-60710-1, 2012). More than 130 scientists contributed to the report.* The SRREN assessed existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change within a portfolio of mitigation options including energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuel switching, RE, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies - bioenergy, direct solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It also takes into consideration the environmental and social consequences associated with these technologies, the cost and strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion.

Chum, H. L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Possible climates on terrestrial exoplanets  

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What kind of environment may exist on terrestrial planets around other stars? In spite of the lack of direct observations, it may not be premature to speculate on exoplanetary climates, for instance to optimize future telescopic observations, or to assess the probability of habitable worlds. To first order, climate primarily depends on 1) The atmospheric composition and the volatile inventory; 2) The incident stellar flux; 3) The tidal evolution of the planetary spin, which can notably lock a planet with a permanent night side. The atmospheric composition and mass depends on complex processes which are difficult to model: origins of volatile, atmospheric escape, geochemistry, photochemistry. We discuss physical constraints which can help us to speculate on the possible type of atmosphere, depending on the planet size, its final distance for its star and the star type. Assuming that the atmosphere is known, the possible climates can be explored using Global Climate Models analogous to the ones developed to sim...

Forget, Francois

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network | Open Energy Information  

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Asia Climate Change Network Asia Climate Change Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Name UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Partner Government of Finland Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://hqweb.unep.org/climatec Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network[1] UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Screenshot "Working primarily through the UNFCCC National Climate Change Focal Points designated in each country and mobilizing other key actors, the Southeast Asia Climate Change Network (SEAN-CC) - a UNEP initiative funded by the

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Greenhouse Gas Initiatives - Analysis of McCain-Lieberman Bill S.280 ‘The ClimateStewardship and Innovation Act of 2007’ Using the National Energy Modeling System  

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Members of Congress have proposed a number of new aggressive plans for the reduction of greenhouse gases in the United States. Many of these proposals require reductions of 30% below current levels by 2020 and 60-80% reductions from current levels by 2050. While it is clear that achieving these proposed reductions will require major changes in U.S. energy infrastructure and technology implementation; it is only recently that quantitative analyses of the potential implications have become available. One of the critical questions to be addressed is the implications for various energy sources and technologies and the impact on energy prices to end users. This paper reports on the impacts of pending GHG legislation on energy supply, demand, and prices, and the technologies and market mechanisms that are likely to be employed to reduce CO2 emissions. The paper also reports on the results of analysis of GHG bills performed by SAIC using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is an economy-wide, integrated energy model that analyzes energy supply, conversion, and demand. NEMS is used by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to provide US energy market forecasts through 2030, and is the principal tool for the analysis of energy and greenhouse gas policies used by the U.S. government.

Ellsworth, C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Separating signal and noise in climate warming  

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11162011 | NR-11-11-03 Separating signal and noise in climate warming Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Printer-friendly A National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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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

467

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility | Argonne  

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Argonne scientists study climate change 1 of 22 Argonne scientists study climate change The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science provided $60 million in ARRA funding for climate research to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, a DOE national user facility that has been operating climate observing sites around the world for nearly two decades. These sites help scientists study clouds and their influence on the sun's radiant energy, which heats our planet. Above is one of the purchases: the Vaisala Present Weather Detector. It optically measures visibility, present weather, precipitation intensity, and precipitation type. It provides a measure of current weather conditions by combining measurements from three

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Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

469

National Network for Manufacturing Innovation  

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... Many nations have used tax credits and other incentives ... future lump sum or hold an equity share of ... evaluated based on Return on Investment (ROI ...

2012-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Dataset, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: cait.wri.org/ Language: English WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool Screenshot References: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool[1] CAIT is the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool -- an information and analysis tool on global climate change. It provides a comprehensive and comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators. CAIT can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and to help support future

471

Future Science & Technology Programs | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

efforts and the long-term vitality of science and engineering at NNSA. NNSA is focused on developing and maintaining the critical scientific and technical capabilities that are...

472

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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on Major Economies Forum Declaration on Major Economies Forum Declaration G-8 Press Conference Room L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Buona sera, good afternoon. We have just finished a productive meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change, and I'd like to begin by recognizing Prime Minister Berlusconi for co-chairing this forum, as well as the extraordinary hospitality that he, his team, and the people of L'Aquila and the people of Italy have shown us during this stay. We are very grateful to all of you. I also want to thank the 17 other leaders who participated. We had a candid and open discussion about the growing threat of climate change and what our nations must do -- both individually and collectively -- to address it. And while we don't expect to solve this problem in one

473

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

474

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:

475

Developments in Operational Long-Range Climate Prediction at CPC  

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The science, production methods, and format of long-range forecasts (LRFs) at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), a part of the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), have evolved greatly since ...

Edward A. O’Lenic; David A. Unger; Michael S. Halpert; Kenneth S. Pelman

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Long-Term Climate Modeling and Hydrological Response to Climate Cycles in the Yucca Mountain Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate and its influence on hydrological conditions are important considerations in the evaluation of the Yucca Mountain (YM) site as a geologic repository for disposal of U.S. commercial spent nuclear fuel and defense high level radioactive wastes. This report updates previous EPRI studies (reports 1013445 and 1015045), which produced a quantitative and paleo-climate-calibrated/verified model of how climate, infiltration, and YM flow properties might appear in the future. The studies also supported ass...

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

477

A High-Resolution Climate Model for the U.S. Pacific Northwest: Mesoscale Feedbacks and Local Responses to Climate Change  

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Simulations of future climate scenarios produced with a high-resolution climate model show markedly different trends in temperature and precipitation over the Pacific Northwest than in the global model in which it is nested, apparently because of ...

Eric P. Salathé Jr.; Richard Steed; Clifford F. Mass; Patrick H. Zahn

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Hydrological Climate Change Impact Analysis for the Figeh Spring near Damascus, Syria  

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A set of downscaled climate change data from transient experiments with regional climate models has been used to access the future climate change signal in the area of the Figeh spring system in Syria and its potential effects on future water ...

Gerhard Smiatek; Severin Kaspar; Harald Kunstmann

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Estimating the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower and Power Marketing  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is currently preparing an assessment of the effects of climate change on federal hydropower, as directed by Congress in Section 9505 of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11). This paper describes the assessment approach being used in a Report to Congress currently being prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The 9505 assessment will examine climate change effects on water available for hydropower operations and the future power supplies marketed from federal hydropower projects. It will also include recommendations from the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) on potential changes in operation or contracting practices that could address these effects and risks of climate change. Potential adaption and mitigation strategies will also be identified. Federal hydropower comprises approximately half of the U.S. hydropower portfolio. The results from the 9505 assessment will promote better understanding among federal dam owners/operators of the sensitivity of their facilities to water availability, and it will provide a basis for planning future actions that will enable adaptation to climate variability and change. The end-users of information are Congressional members, their staff, the PMAs and their customers, federal dam owners/operators, and the DOE Water Power Program.

Sale, Michael J [ORNL; Kao, Shih-Chieh [ORNL; Uria Martinez, Rocio [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

The Future of Electricity (and Gas) Regulation  

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is less than 20% of final energy consumption, even if other sectors managed to achieve a highly ambitious 10% renewables target, electricity would be required to acheive around a 35% renewable share to meet the overall target (see DUKES Table 1... analyses of how current and future policy can achieve this in the context of the UK. 3 Note climate change concern could be relatively greater than or less than actual climate change. 2 countries who operate within the context of EU energy...

Pollitt, Michael G.

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481

Hydrogen: Fueling the Future  

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As our dependence on foreign oil increases and concerns about global climate change rise, the need to develop sustainable energy technologies is becoming increasingly significant. Worldwide energy consumption is expected to double by the year 2050, as will carbon emissions along with it. This increase in emissions is a product of an ever-increasing demand for energy, and a corresponding rise in the combustion of carbon containing fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Undisputable scientific evidence indicates significant changes in the global climate have occurred in recent years. Impacts of climate change and the resulting atmospheric warming are extensive, and know no political or geographic boundaries. These far-reaching effects will be manifested as environmental, economic, socioeconomic, and geopolitical issues. Offsetting the projected increase in fossil energy use with renewable energy production will require large increases in renewable energy systems, as well as the ability to store and transport clean domestic fuels. Storage and transport of electricity generated from intermittent resources such as wind and solar is central to the widespread use of renewable energy technologies. Hydrogen created from water electrolysis is an option for energy storage and transport, and represents a pollution-free source of fuel when generated using renewable electricity. The conversion of chemical to electrical energy using fuel cells provides a high efficiency, carbon-free power source. Hydrogen serves to blur the line between stationary and mobile power applications, as it can be used as both a transportation fuel and for stationary electricity generation, with the possibility of a distributed generation energy infrastructure. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies will be presented as possible pollution-free solutions to present and future energy concerns. Recent hydrogen-related research at SLAC in hydrogen production, fuel cell catalysis, and hydrogen storage will be highlighted in this seminar.

Leisch, Jennifer

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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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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FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE GridOPTICSTM  

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of individual software products November 2012 PNNL-SA-90162 Ian Gorton Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 375-3850 ian.gorton@pnnl.gov ABOUT FPGI The Future Power Grid Initiative (FPGI) will deliver next National Laboratory's (PNNL) national electric grid research facility, the FPGI will advance the science

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Post 2012 Climate Regime | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Post 2012 Climate Regime Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Post 2012 Climate Regime: How Industrial and Developing Nations Can Help to Reduce Emissions- Assessing Emission Trends, Reduction Potentials, Incentive Systems and Negotiation Options Agency/Company /Organization: Umwelt Bundes Amt Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.umweltdaten.de/publikationen/fpdf-l/3954.pdf Post 2012 Climate Regime: How Industrial and Developing Nations Can Help to Reduce Emissions- Assessing Emi