Yaxing Wei to receive 2015 WDS Data Stewardship Award

The World Data System (WDS) Scientific Council recently announced that Dr. Yaxing Wei, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Environmental Sciences Division–Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) geospatial information scientist, was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious WDS Data Stewardship Award. The award “highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations,” something Dr. Wei exemplifies on all counts.

ACME team wins best video at Supercomputing 2015!

Congratulations to the Climate Ocean Sea-Ice Modeling team at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and their colleagues at the University of Texas-Austin for winning the best video at the "Best Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase" at Supercomputing 2015.

Going to AGU?

Going to AGU? Want to meet the CCSI researchers you have been reading about?

Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments—Tropics: Tropical forest responses to a changing climate

Because tropical forests recycle more CO2 than any other biome, they play a major role in Earth’s carbon cycle, which has implications for climate change. And while they have been studied extensively, there are still critical gaps in our knowledge about them, gaps that contribute to uncertainties in Earth system models and predictions of future climates.

Project planning with “Godzilla”

The Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments–Tropics (NGEE-Tropics or NGEE-T) project, initiated to answer critical questions related to tropical forests and improve climate models, kicked off in March 2015. Phase 1 (March 2015 to March 2017) was barely under way when team members realized they might be facing a major climatic event—what Rich Norby, team lead for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) NGEE-T effort, says has been dubbed the “Godzilla El Niño.”