climate modelling

Japanese supercomputer is the most powerful

June 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A Japanese supercomputer named 'K' - capable of making 8.2 quadrillion calculations per second or equivalent to a million laptops working in tandem - has been ... Read more...

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Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change

April 9th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago hold clues that can predict global climate change of the future.UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been ... Read more...

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Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse

January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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Geoengineering ‘can’t just slam on the brakes’ on rising sea levels

August 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Geoengineering techniques such as space mirrors or volcanic blasts won't help curb rising sea levels unless they employ extreme measures, says a new study.The reason is that sea ... Read more...

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‘India’s per capita carbon emissions to rise threefold by 2030′

February 25th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India's per capita emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) will increase from the present 1-1.2 tonnes to 3-3.5 tonnes of carbon per year by 2030, predicts the ... Read more...

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India years ahead of world in curbing carbon emission: study

September 2nd, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India's per capita green house gas (GHG) emission, the main cause of global warming, continues to be less than the global average and even in 2031 it ... Read more...

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Australia may face more fire risk next summer: Scientist

February 16th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 16 (Xinhua) Australia may face even higher risk of fire next summer due to extreme temperatures, a professor told ABC Radio's A.M. programme Monday.Roger Stone, an expert in climate modelling ... Read more...

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Aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of rainfall than previously thought

February 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A leading atmospheric scientist has said that aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of Australian rainfall and future climate change than previously thought. Aerosols are ... Read more...

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Melting ice caps could soak up CO2 from the atmosphere

September 11th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that as the northern polar cap melts, it could lift the lid off a new carbon sink capable of soaking up carbon ... Read more...

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New global map most comprehensive ever

March 18th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 18 (IANS) A new global map that details the planet's land cover with a resolution 10 times sharper than any of its predecessors is also the most comprehensive ever. ... Read more...

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ESAs Earth map shows land cover as never before

March 18th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Paris, March 18 (ANI): A new global portrait by ESA (European Space Agency), taken from space, details Earths land cover with a resolution never before obtained.Earths land cover has been charted ... Read more...

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Collaboration between scientists and economists might improve global warming forecasts

January 23rd, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Climate scientists are collaborating with economists to improve their forecasting models for global warming by assessing more accurately the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.Although there is ... Read more...

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