Fully data-constrained terrestrial carbon model - view and comment on the paper

If you’re interested in how carbon impacts the overall climate models – you’ll really be interested in the paper just published by Matthew Smith, et al – our Microsoft Researchers from our Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group (CEES) in Cambridge England.  Not only can you view the paper, but can also provide comments and…

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Smart Buildings pilot at Microsoft–energy analytics

There’s a good cover story article on Microsoft’s Smart Building Pilot Program in the latest The Leader, it describes the Microsoft Real Estate and Facilitates group effort in using more technology to improve the energy performance of the buildings they manage.  The article describes the use of the corporate campus as a living lab focusing…

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The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery – Book Released

Today Microsoft Research announced the availability of the book – The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.  The book focuses on the change of all sciences moving from observational, to theoretical, to computational and now to the 4th Paradigm – Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.  This is based on Jim Gray’s insights captured via his final public talk…

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Achieving Climate Sustainability – Article in American Meteorological Society

Bill Gail has written a thoroughly thought provoking piece Achieving Climate Sustainability in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  One of the things I really like about Bill is that he understands the challenge of climate sustainability and the intersection of the Earth system’s three fundamental components: physical, ecosystem, and human. Right now most…

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Environment and Energy Workshop at Faculty Summit 2009

For the past two days at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, we hare hosted a Environment and Energy Workshop to look at areas where computing and IT can help solve some of these grand challenges.  Output from the workshop will be posted on the site in the next few weeks. Faculty Summit 2009 – Microsoft…

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Virtual Earth in full view

Now this is a way to view Virtual Earth – talk about an immersive experience.  I would like to see how WorldWide Telescope would look on this display… PDC2008 ShowOff Entry: Multi-channel Virtual Earth Multi-channel Virtual Earth Description This video shows a multi-channel version of the Virtual Earth control running on a custom curved screen…

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Data Mining Services in the Cloud – Mine your Data, Any Place, Any Time

This is great news – Software-plus-Services that any scientist/researcher could use.  The SQL Server Data Mining folks have a Data Mining Service in the cloud they are testing out…I posted previously [OLAP and Scientific Data & Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 (Excel & Visio)] about the Excel addins that allow anyone with Excel to…

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NOAA – 2009 Climate Program Announcement

Just received the Sectoral Applications Research Program announcement from Nancy Beller-Simms at the NOAA Climate Program Office.  The due date for the proposal is 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time October 9, 2008. The overall NOAA 2009 Climate Program Announcement is also available – competitions in the follow areas: Arctic Research Program (ARP) Atmospheric Composition and Climate…

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SCIENCE Article: An Earth Systems Science Agency?

Very interesting article in current issue of Science… The United States faces unprecedented environmental and economic challenges in the decades ahead. Foremost among them will be climate change, sea-level rise, altered weather patterns, declines in freshwater availability and quality, and loss of biodiversity. Addressing these challenges will require well-conceived, science-based, simultaneous responses on multiple scales,…

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