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Sandians Recognized in Environmental Science & Technology’s Best Paper Competition

A paper by Vince Tidwell, Barbie Moreland, and Katie Zemlick (all currently in or formerly members of Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), “Geographic footprint of electricity use for water services in the western US,” was selected by Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) as the 2014 first runner-up for best paper in the “Environmental Technology” category. [...]

Arctic Airspace Warning Area Established to Aid Research & Exploration

The red bar depicts the 40-mile-wide, 700-mile-long warning airspace now under management by Sandia personnel for DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement facilities. The space extends from a northern point of the US highway system to 400 miles short of the North Pole. The monitored space will better ensure the safety of climate and other experiments [...]

Energy Council Executive Committee Visits Sandia

The Energy Council pauses in their tour of the NSTTF. Energy Council legislators oversee energy and related environmental regulation in North American states/provinces where energy is important to the employment base and fiscal well-being. The Energy Council provides a larger context in which each jurisdiction may consider its particular concerns. The Council’s interests [...]

Sandia’s Energy & Climate PMU to Participate in July 8th National Lab Day on Capitol Hill

At the September 2014 National Lab Day on Capitol Hill, Secretary Moniz welcomes directors from the national laboratories and thanks Senators Durbin and Risch for their support of the national laboratory system. (Photo by Sarah Gerrity, DOE) The 17 US Department of Energy national laboratories are a cornerstone of the US innovation ecosystem, [...]

Department of Energy Secretary’s Honor Award Winner

Sandia’s Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. (Photo by Randy Montoya) The Energy Secretary selected the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team to receive a 2014 Honor Award. The ACME executive council team includes researchers [...]

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”

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

Ice-flow velocity magnitude [m/yr] on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet, as computed by the Albany/FELIX finite-element code. 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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:36+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Analysis, Capabilities, Climate, Global, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Ice-Sheet Simulation Code Matures, Leveraging Computational Science Software and Expertise

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

Sierra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Begin Flights Over Arctic Sea Ice

On July 16th, the Sierra, a unique unmanned aerial system (UAS) operated by the NASA Ames Research Center in northern California (learn more), began flights over the Arctic sea ice as part of the MIZOPEX (Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Processes Experiment) mission. MIZOPEX is an intensive observing campaign that will characterize the ocean surface, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:55+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Climate, Customers & Partners, Global, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Partnership, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring|Comments Off on Sierra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Begin Flights Over Arctic Sea Ice

Study Rebuts Hypothesis That Comet Attacks Ended 13,000-Year-Old Clovis Culture

Rebutting a speculative hypothesis that comet explosions changed Earth’s climate sufficiently to end the Clovis culture in North America about 13,000 years ago, Sandia lead author Mark Boslough (Discrete Mathematics & Complex Systems Dept.) and researchers from 14 academic institutions assert that other explanations must be found for the apparent disappearance. “There’s no plausible mechanism to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:03+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Capabilities, Climate, Global, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Study Rebuts Hypothesis That Comet Attacks Ended 13,000-Year-Old Clovis Culture