Energy and Climate


NASA Award for Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Process Experiment (MIZOPEX)

Sandians Mark Ivey and Darin Desilets (both in Sandia’s Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences Dept.) were included in a NASA Group Achievement Award “for outstanding achievement in executing the MIZOPEX using multiple classes of unmanned aircraft [UASs].” The MIZOPEX campaign used DOE’s Sandia-managed Oliktok Point, Alaska, facilities to investigate unique UAS capabilities, combined with in situ sensing […]

Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) and Katie Zemlick recently published “Geographic Footprint of Electricity Use for Water Services in the Western U.S.” in Environmental Science & Technology. A significant fraction of our nation’s electricity use goes to lift, convey, and treat water, while the resulting expenditures on electricity […]

Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

This Fall event was a follow-up to a Climate and Environment Program Area meeting with the California governor’s office in July. There, the California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, recognized the value of Sandia’s climate-impact modeling and analysis work, led by Stephen Conrad (manager of Sandia’s Resilience and Regulatory Effects Dept.), and wanted to connect that […]

New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change

Sandia high-performance computing (HPC) researchers are working with DOE and 14 other national laboratories and institutions to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model, to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel­erate the development and applica­tion of fully coupled, state-of-the-science […]

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 […]

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