NNSA’s National Laboratories Engage in Climate Modeling, Data Gathering
NNSA’s three national laboratories house some of the world's fastest supercomputers, including BlueGene/L and Dawn at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Red Sky and Red Storm at Sandia National Laboratories, and Roadrunner at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition to the nuclear security mission, these extraordinary machines are often used to support other efforts in the national interest, such as addressing climate change.
Click here to read the press release about NNSA's contributions to climate modeling and efforts to increase energy efficiency.
Scientists use climate modeling to increase their understanding of the world’s climate patterns and learn how they may affect regions around the globe.
This image from a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computer model shows simulations of changes in surface temperature and sea-ice extent.
This image shows a Sandia National Laboratories simulation of the Community Climate System Model.
Click here to visit the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's gallery of images related to atmospheric science (external link).