Press Release

Media Briefing: Vulcan Climate Modeling

Seattle, WA — Jun 15 2021

Leaders from Vulcan’s Climate Modeling team and the Director of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory held a virtual media briefing to explain why making climate models faster and more accurate matters, how the team is using advanced technology to make it happen, and what that means for the world.

Climate models are our primary tool to understand climate change and its effects. While they agree on the big picture – that a world with more greenhouse gases will be warmer everywhere – understanding of future trends in some areas like precipitation is more uncertain. Society urgently needs more detailed and precise information to enable robust decision-making in the face of climate change.

Vulcan’s Climate Modeling team is working to make climate models better and faster by incorporating advances in supercomputing, modern programming languages, and machine learning. 

An infographic and fact sheet are available for download on the right-hand side of the page.



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