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Title: Accelerating development of a predictive science of climate.

Abstract

Climate change and studies of its implications are front page news. Could the heat waves of July 2006 in Europe and the US be caused by global warming? Are increased incidences of strong tropical storms and hurricanes like Katrina to be expected? Will coastal cities be flooded due to sea level rise? The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) which archives all weather data for the nation reports that global surface temperatures have increased at a rate near 0.6 C over the last century but that the trend is three times larger since 1976 [Easterling, 2006]. Will this rate continue or will climate change be even more abrupt? Stepping back from the flurry of questions, scientists must take a systematic approach and develop a predictive framework. With responsibility for advising on energy and technology strategies, the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research has chosen to bolster the science of climate in order to get the story straight on the factors that cause climate change and the role of carbon loading from fossil fuel use.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Computational Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
946092
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: SciDAC Review; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CARBON; CLIMATES; FOSSIL FUELS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; HURRICANES; SEA LEVEL; STORMS; WEATHER; CLIMATIC CHANGE; climate modeling

Citation Formats

Drake, John B, and Jones, Phil. Accelerating development of a predictive science of climate.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Drake, John B, & Jones, Phil. Accelerating development of a predictive science of climate.. United States.
Drake, John B, and Jones, Phil. Mon . "Accelerating development of a predictive science of climate.". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_946092,
title = {Accelerating development of a predictive science of climate.},
author = {Drake, John B and Jones, Phil},
abstractNote = {Climate change and studies of its implications are front page news. Could the heat waves of July 2006 in Europe and the US be caused by global warming? Are increased incidences of strong tropical storms and hurricanes like Katrina to be expected? Will coastal cities be flooded due to sea level rise? The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) which archives all weather data for the nation reports that global surface temperatures have increased at a rate near 0.6 C over the last century but that the trend is three times larger since 1976 [Easterling, 2006]. Will this rate continue or will climate change be even more abrupt? Stepping back from the flurry of questions, scientists must take a systematic approach and develop a predictive framework. With responsibility for advising on energy and technology strategies, the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research has chosen to bolster the science of climate in order to get the story straight on the factors that cause climate change and the role of carbon loading from fossil fuel use.},
doi = {},
journal = {SciDAC Review},
number = 3,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}