Energy and Climate


Ice-Sheet Simulation Code Matures, Leveraging Computational Science Software and Expertise

Sandia’s Albany/FELIX dynamical core for ice sheet simulations continues to mature rapidly. This code is being developed as both a stand-alone model for scientific investigations and as the land ice component of coupled climate simulations in DOE’s Earth System Model. The land ice component is responsible for simulating the evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic […]

Sandian Invited to Speak at “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus”

Howard Passell (in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) was invited to provide an opening introduction at the February 11th event, “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus,” organized by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Energy and Environment Program and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security in Washington, D.C. Howard’s talk was entitled “Opening Remarks: […]

U.S. Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

On September 17, 2013, in Analysis, Climate, Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water

Ira Flatow interviewed Sandia’s Michael Hightower (Military and Energy Systems Analysis Dept.) for NPR’s “Science Friday,” which aired on September 13th. The program discussed the challenges associated with diminishing fresh water resources, particularly in the west. As reservoirs disappear and wells run dry, cities around the U.S. are turning to saltwater to meet their water […]

Climate Change Is the Subject of a New Book

A new book, Assessment of Climate Change in the South­west United States (published by Island Press), was released in May 2013. Vince Tidwell (Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) was the lead contributing author for the chapter on “Energy Impacts.” According to the press release, “the book blends the contributions of 120 experts in climate science, economics, […]

Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a state-of-the-art global climate model being developed with the support of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy and used for climate-change science and assessments. Sandia has been leading a multilaboratory effort to develop a new “dynamical core” for CESM’s atmospheric component. This new dynamical core […]

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