Posts in: modeling

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

By | Posted January 24, 2018

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

A chemist flies through smoke plumes to better understand global warming

By | Posted April 13, 2015

Solving an old problem with older data

Solving an old problem with older data

What can the genetics of a centuries-old plant virus tell us about modern food security?

By | Posted April 21, 2014

The future’s not straightforward. Neither is modeling it.

The future’s not straightforward. Neither is modeling it.

A look at global climate models with the atmospheric scientist Anthony Del Genio

By | Posted December 14, 2011

HAL lives, breathes, is infected with toxins

HAL lives, breathes, is infected with toxins

The virtual future of biomedical research

By | Posted June 27, 2011

Comet crash could yield life's building blocks

Comet crash could yield life’s building blocks

Simulations show how a comet’s impact might have shocked amino acids into existence

By | Posted December 1, 2010