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Monday, June 13th, 2016

Earth Scientists Push Boundaries of 3D Modeling

Robert Moucha, assistant professor of geophysics, and Gregory Ruetenik, a Ph.D. student in Earth sciences, have collaborated with Gregory Hoke, associate professor of Earth sciences, on a unique numerical modeling study that simulates changing terrain over millions of years. Their study shows that moderate changes in dynamic topography produce an erosional response in the form

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

NOAA’s Premier Forecast Model Goes Four-dimensional

NOAA’s powerful new supercomputers paved the way for another upgrade to the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS), NOAA’s primary model for weather prediction. Today’s upgrade builds on last year’s significant boost to the GFS, which more than doubled the resolution of the model grid from 27 kilometers to 13 kilometers, resulting in higher resolution model

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Autodesk Unveils ReCap 360 PRO: All-in-One Reality Capture Software

Autodesk, Inc. will showcase its revamped ReCap offering at Booth #703 at the SPAR 3D Expo & Conference in The Woodlands, Texas.  ReCap 360 PRO offers new packaging, new features, and best of all – dramatically low pricing! While the free version, ReCap 360, still exists, there is now only one option available for upgrade that unlocks the gates

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Ocean Temps Predict U.S. Heat Waves 50 Days Out, Study Finds

The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance, according to a new study led by a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Searing Heat Waves Detailed in Study of Future Climate

BOULDER—Sweltering heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth’s land surface by 2075, if human-produced greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. If stringent emissions-reductions measures are put in place, however, these extreme heat events could be reduced significantly. Even so, 18 percent of global land areas

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Ice Sheet Modeling of Greenland, Antarctica Helps Predict Sea-Level Rise

LIVERMORE, Calif.–The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will make a dominant contribution to 21st century sea-level rise if current climate trends continue. However, predicting the expected loss of ice sheet mass is difficult due to the complexity of modeling ice sheet behavior. To better understand this loss, a team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers has

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Modeling a Changing American Landscape

Land change is a signature activity of human civilization.  Since the dawn of history, people have purposefully converted natural landscapes to human-dominated areas. Typical motivations for land change are cultivation (e.g. slash-and-burn fields, rice paddies, modern farms); occupation (villages, cities, housing developments); and other cultural and economic pursuits (roads, schools, airports). Through time the surface

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The OGC Seeks Public Participation in Development of CityGML 3.0

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks organizations and individuals to participate in the development of the next major version of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML). See the Call for Participation at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/119.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Third Book in Esri Guide to GIS Analysis Series Details Modeling

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction, explains the best methods to apply modeling techniques to GIS analyses. With full-color maps and illustrations and sample applications, this book by Andy Mitchell will help GIS professionals and students make better use of modeling to evaluate locations and analyze movement.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Conference on Managing Protected Areas Under Climate Change Slated for Dresden

The International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change will take place Sept. 24-26, 2012 in Dresden, Germany.  The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is organizing the event within the framework of the HABIT-CHANGE project (http://www.habit-change.eu).

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