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August 26, 2015

Researchers in Africa are hunting for a different kind of treasure. This treasure comes in the form of archived weather records tucked away in remote meteorological offices, and they just may foretell the future of the African continent. African nations have joined the quest to digitize these old records and gather new data to improve local climate modeling.

October 15, 2014

Last month, the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology project (DRIHM) held its second summer school. The event brought together hydrometeorologists from 23 different countries, who learned about the latest computational approaches to critical hydrometeorological events, such as flash floods and thunderstorms.

January 8, 2014

Ever wondered what the climate would be like in Middle Earth, the fantasy land of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? So did a researcher at the University of Bristol, UK. And he had access to a supercomputer...

June 12, 2013

Sea level is projected to rise by up to a meter by 2100 due to human-caused increases in greenhouse gases. However, a new study indicates that cutting four kinds of heat-trapping emissions could have an impact this century. Such progress is possible because these pollutants cycle through the atmosphere relatively quickly.


May 15, 2013

With preparations for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment Report now entering their final stages, find out how climate models have evolved in the last 40 years and how grid computing is helping to project future climate.

Eleni Katragkou, a climate scientist from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, discussed many of these issues during an exciting plenary session at the recent EGI Community Forum 2013.

March 13, 2013

Harnessing NASA’s supercomputer, Pleiades, to reconstruct the dynamic forces and undercurrents of the Earth's ocean and sea-ice system.

February 27, 2013

Climate change is having a catastrophic impact on the environment in central Asia, where the Tien Shan glacier lost nearly 2 km3 of ice per year between 1955 and 2000. However, a greater capacity to share meteorological data at a local and international level could help mitigate future natural hazards. Discover how the CAREN and GÉANT networks are helping scientists in the region to achieve this.