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Together we rise

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As fierce wildfires spread through New Mexico, burning hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, Sandia National Laboratories found a way for the workforce to help. “We know that when people in our state are struggling, our staff feel the desire and immediate need to react and pull together,” […]

The destructive effects of supercooled liquid water on airplane safety and climate models

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Supercooled  water sounds smooth enough to be served at espresso bars, but instead it hangs out in Earth’s atmosphere, unpredictably freezing on airplane wings and hampering the simulations of climate theorists. To learn more about this unusual state of matter, Sandia National Laboratories atmospheric scientist Darielle Dexheimer and colleagues have organized an expedition to fly huge tethered balloons in […]

Exascale Computing Project awards $39.8 million for application development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Improved computer climate models of the Earth’s clouds and more accurate simulations of the combustion engine are goals for two projects led by Sandia National Laboratories that were funded in the first round of activities from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Sandia also will conduct research with other laboratories […]

Sandia researcher Mark Taylor receives highest award from DOE Secretary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. The award recognizes the team’s work to unify […]

Hurricane season: Predicting in advance what could happen

Sandia National Laboratories analyzes vulnerabilities to storms  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Sandia National Laboratories team is gearing up for hurricane season, readying analyses to help people in the eye of a storm. The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), jointly housed at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, studies how hurricanes […]

New Mexico group wins money to educate public on climate science

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With interest in climate change heating up, a New Mexico group has won a $3,000 American Chemical Society Presidential Climate Science Challenge Grant to help educate the public on climate science issues. The award to the Central New Mexico section of the ACS will help the group begin to tackle a longstanding […]

Sustainability push unites Sandia facilities and research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has launched a Sustainability Innovation Foundry that combines labs-wide resource conservation with efforts to turn research in fields related to sustainability into business opportunities. “Sandia has experience on the facilities side and a tremendous wealth of knowledge on the R&D side,” said Jack Mizner, manager of Facilities Partnerships and […]

Predictions by climate models are flawed, says invited speaker at Sandia

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Richard Lindzen, a global warming skeptic, told about 70 Sandia researchers in June that too much is being made of climate change by researchers seeking government funding. He said their data and their methods did not support their claims. “Despite concerns over the last decades with the […]

Climate change accelerating Southwest desertification, speaker says

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Jonathan Overpeck, professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geosciences at the University of Arizona, brought a friendly smile, informative graphics and a warning about drought in the Southwest to Sandia’s Climate Change and National Security Speaker Series. Addressing “Climate Change and the Aridification of the North American Southwest and Beyond,” Overpeck placed water-glass […]

U.S. Navy experience shows climate alterations, invited speaker at Sandia Labs says

Information based on data, not computer models ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Because its presence is worldwide, the U.S. Navy sees the effects of climate change directly, an invited lecturer in Sandia National Laboratories’ ongoing Climate Change and National Security Speaker Series recently told his scientific audience in Albuquerque and, by teleconference, Livermore, Calif. “The findings are independent […]