Posts Tagged "Climate & Environmental Hazards"

Crunching Data at CCS

Computational Science is widely recognized as a critical means to solving many of today's most challenging problems. While computer science studies the different components of computers and computer programming, computational science builds the interface of computing within the scientific discipline—the art of computers designed with enough infrastructure to support the science and advancement of science. CCS provides the cyber...

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UM’s Special Report on Climate Change

httpv:// The University of Miami's CLIMATE CHANGE Special Report has launched. The science, says Ben Kirtman, is absolute. The earth is warming, and this is not a good thing. Polar ice is melting. Sea levels are rising. The world is hotter, and extreme weather patterns are becoming the norm. The December 2015 accord at the climate change summit in Paris by 196 nations is heralded as a giant leap...

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Miami Takes Center Stage as ‘Ground Zero’ for Climate Change

UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc looked out at the gathering of scientists, researchers, students, and government officials and told them the issues of climate change and sustainability “are first and foremost on everyone’s mind” at the University of Miami. So it was appropriate that on Friday,  November 13, 2015, the University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) co-hosted a conference on climate change with the...

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An open source system developed for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), AquaMonitor is a general purpose web-based software application for creating a searchable catalogs of water monitoring programs.  The GOMA version of the catalog (named GoMonitor) provides an online catalog of all programs or project in the Gulf region that collect information on water quality, biological, biogeochemical, and other variables.    ...

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At least one CCS Member is doing fieldwork for three weeks this summer in the Gulf of Mexico as part of a multi-institution research project to study ocean flow. Funded by BP through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen is the project director of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) looking at how the Gulf waters transport things like oil or other...

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