Scientists at University of California institutions will use large numerical models to try to understand how pollution and other factors cause global climate changes. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif., and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. Mex., and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., will participate in the new 4-year effort.
The coordinated research will focus on climate modeling, global atmospheric chemistry, and rates of climate change. Each institution will use its supercomputers for developing and running the numerical models. The project comes under the university's Institutional Collaborative Research Program, which brings together resources of the university campuses and the Department of Energy laboratories that the university manages. Edward A. Frieman, director of Scripps Institution, is the project's principal investigator.