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Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Stephanie Kuzio, Vince Tidwell, and Tom Lowry (all from Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), represented Sandia’s Water and Environment Program (part of the Sandia’s Climate & Environment Program Area) at World Water Week in Stockholm August 31–September 5th. The theme for this year’s conference was Energy and Water, and Vince Tidwell was invited to speak [...]

By | 2016-12-14T20:07:17+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

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

Electricity use by water service sector and county. Shown are electricity use by (a) large-scale conveyance, (b) groundwater irrigation pumping, (c) surface water irrigation pumping, (d) drinking water, and (e) wastewater. Aggregate electricity use across these sectors (f) is also mapped. Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:21+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:22+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Facilities, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change

Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

The Rio Grande River north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the majority of western US regions, freshwater availability is a challenging factor for developing new power plants. In some basins, surface and/or groundwater may be available through permitting with the state water-management agency, alternatively water might be purchased and transferred out of its [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:27+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Capabilities, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

Sandia Participated in the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference

Marianne Walck, Director of Sandia’s Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on “Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D” as part of a session on “The Future of American Energy” at the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference, held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 18–19. Her presentation was part of a session titled “Pros [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:48+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Carbon Capture & Storage, Carbon Storage, Climate, Earth Sciences Research Center, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Participated in the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference

Sandia, the Atlantic Council, and NM Water Resource Research Institute Sponsor Roundtable on Western Water Scarcity

The Rio Grande river is one of the primary freshwater resources for New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico. It is subject to international treaty regulation and demands from agriculture, municipalities, and industry. Properly (and sustainably) managing this resource is essential to the survival of a large portion of the southwest. Sandia, the Atlantic [...]

By | 2017-07-25T18:51:33+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Climate, Global, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Water Security, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia, the Atlantic Council, and NM Water Resource Research Institute Sponsor Roundtable on Western Water Scarcity

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, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:53+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring, Water Security|Comments Off on Climate Change Is the Subject of a New Book

Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

A screenshot from the 2-year AMIP (Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project) precipitable water animation simulation run of the NSF/DOE Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5). 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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:58+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Implemented “Vertically Lagrangian” Option in the Community Atmosphere Model

CRF Researchers Measure Reaction Rates of Second Key Atmospheric Component

Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester, Bristol University, University of Southampton, and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate, CH3CHOO, and proven that the reactivity of the atmospheric chemical depends strongly on which way the molecule is twisted. The measurements will provide further insight into [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:59+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Analysis, Capabilities, Climate, CRF, Energy, Facilities, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Sensing & Monitoring, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on CRF Researchers Measure Reaction Rates of Second Key Atmospheric Component