Navigation Links
OSU, Oxford, others launch citizen scientist climate modeling initiative
Date:11/17/2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. An international group of scientists from the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States is collaborating on a fascinating new climate modeling initiative using the idle computers of thousands of citizens to create a network of digital power that surpasses that of the best supercomputers.

Oxford University launched the initial effort in 2003 and its "climateprediction.net" project has used hundreds of volunteers to test climate simulation models. Now that effort is expanding to look at regional, as well as global climate modeling, specifically in southern Africa, Europe and the western United States, and broadening the scope of its volunteers.

Oregon State University is leading the effort on the western U.S. portion of the study, building on initial work done at the University of Washington. Pennsylvania State University has joined with the University of Cape Town to look at South African climate.

The rationale, scientists say, is simple.

"In less than two months, we can run 40,000 different year-long climate simulation models with our network of volunteers," said Philip Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU and one of the principal investigators on the project. "A dedicated supercomputer, during that time, could simulate a couple hundred years worth of data.

"It's exciting that both climate modeling and computer technology have advanced to the point that people at home can contribute to the effort to study climate change," he added.

Microsoft Research provided initial funding for the West Coast portion of the project; additional support for the research has come from the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Washington, the California Energy Commission, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

"By bringing together citizen volunteers, public institutions, and private corporations across three continents, the Climateprediction.net 'Weather at Home'
'/>"/>

Contact: Philip Mote
pmote@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-913-2274
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Men with wives, significant others more likely to be screened for prostate cancer
2. Vitamin D deficiency in infants and nursing mothers carries long-term disease risks
3. Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring
4. Facebook flack regarding breastfeeding mothers
5. Older killer whales make the best mothers
6. Mothers of multiple births at increased odds of postpartum depression
7. Mothers give interlopers offspring a head start in life
8. Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight
9. Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others
10. Female choice benefits mothers more than offspring
11. Despite risk, older African-Americans more likely than others to avoid flu vaccine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the ... of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led ... Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called ... which the genetic variation within species is restricted ... professor of biology, and 14 other researchers from ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi , ... discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that ... on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to ... about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexandra ... paper with CIFAR fellows John Archibald (Dalhousie ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from ... of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, ... species in the United States cause about $137 billion ... agricultural crops, clog waterways, kill native plants and more. ... app for reporting where invasive species occur, we,re more ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CCNY team defines new biodiversity metric 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 3Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap 2
... Experimental Biology and Medicine has established the Distinguished Scientist ... have established them as leaders in biomedicine, and who ... of the Society have been named as the 2012 ... an awards ceremony on April 22nd in San Diego. ...
... (AZM) has been the most used insecticide in apple production ... a control for the codling moth, but a decision by ... end of this product,s use by tree fruit growers. ... to replace AZM. These new insecticides have unique modes of ...
... lizard moms tend to give their developing embryos short ... thing for the babies once they,re born, according to ... Biochemical Zoology. Stress changes the way animals ... are released that help the body to access stored ...
Cached Biology News:Lizard moms may prepare their babies for a stressful world 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Pittcon is pleased to announce that the 2015 ... Scientific, have organized a session on nanotechnology for presentation ... Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show, will be ... , The four speakers in this U.S. symposium, “Thinking ... Single Cells” will present their use of nanotechnology to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 A major ... the biotech start-up dense realm of Boston-Cambridge, is gaining ... able investors. James Sherley, the Director of Boston’s Adult ... the local and national visibility of his company an ... 2013. , In addition to a social media marketing ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “This kit ... test to screen from 0 to 150 ppb,” said Mark ... is a significant benefit to plant owners and USDA-GIPSA inspection ... and other commodities. Testing can take place in a matter ... only can the plant test the feed and grain before ...
(Date:8/28/2014)...  Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm BBK ... with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be held ... , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. Brescia ... will share insights on the benefits of employing an effective ... from media to mobile apps – can be used to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium at JASIS Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Hub MacDonald 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 3The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 4BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2
... BASINGSTOKE, England and PHILADELPHIA, Pennysylvania, March 3, Shire ... biopharmaceutical company, notes that Renovo Group plc, (LSE:,RNVO) ... latest Phase 2,studies of JUVISTA(R) (human recombinant TGFbeta3) ... (RN1001-319-1010)., Renovo’s press release can be found ...
... and MONTREAL, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna,Zentaris Inc. ... company,focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, and Paladin ... company, announced today,that they have entered into a ... rights related to the manufacture, production, distribution,marketing, sale ...
... Feb. 29 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,a division of Wyeth ... U.S. Food and,Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PRISTIQ(TM) ... treat adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). ... in the second,quarter of 2008., "We are ...
Cached Biology Technology:Renovo Announces Results of Latest Phase 2 Studies of JUVISTA(R) (Human Recombinant TGFbeta3) 2Renovo Announces Results of Latest Phase 2 Studies of JUVISTA(R) (Human Recombinant TGFbeta3) 3AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Announce Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights 2AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Announce Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights 3FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 2FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 3FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 4FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 5FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 6FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 7FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 8FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 9
Pim-1 (12H8)...
Ets-1...
Mouse monoclonal [3G131] to Desmoglein 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 1828 SwissProtID: Q02413...
Rat Antibody to Mouse TCR VB8.1,8.2:FITC Recognises the V beta 8.1 and V beta 8.2 determinants of the murine T cell receptor. Specificity: mouse TCR VB8.1 and 8.2...
Biology Products: