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Articles Tagged: Earth and atmospheric sciences

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How much are the greenland and antarctic ice sheets melting?

SECTION: Features

How much are the greenland and antarctic ice sheets melting?

Designing better simulation software to prepare for a warming world.

By Josefin Ahlkrona, October 2018

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On earthquakes, lakes, and sensors

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

On earthquakes, lakes, and sensors

The XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from conference coverage, to security and privacy, to CS theory. Selected blog posts, edited for print, are featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety. If you are interested in joining as a student blogger, please contact us.

By Gunnar Wolf, July 2018

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Profile: Matthew Pryor<br />Using tech to manage droughts, from Australia to California

Cyber-physical systems

COLUMN: INIT

Cyber-physical systems

By Haining Mo, Neeti Sharad Wagle, Michael Zuba, March 2014

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Seismic activity

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Seismic activity

By Jay Patel, March 2014

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Storm-chasing drones

SECTION: Features

Storm-chasing drones

Unmanned aircraft systems. Aerial robots. Drones. Regardless of the name, this new technology is being developed to revolutionize the sampling and understanding of complex atmospheric phenomena.

By Eric Frew, March 2014

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Connecting with oceans using underwater acoustic networks

Connecting with oceans using underwater acoustic networks

Oceans cover a majority of our planet and are currently lacking in regards to exploration and technological innovations. One technology that can help enable more aquatic applications is underwater acoustic networks (UANs). This article discusses the current status of UANs, the new applications that can be provided, and the challenges faced by this technology.

By Michael Zuba, March 2014

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A dexterous crabster robot explores the seafloor

A dexterous crabster robot explores the seafloor

Crabster CR200 is a giant crab robot with six legs and 30 powerful joints developed at the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering. The robot can help explore ancient shipwrecks in areas of harsh tidal currents and turbid water, where traditional underwater vehicles have trouble operating.

By Bong-Huan Jun, Hyungwon Shim, March 2014

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DEPARTMENT: Hello world

Efficient sensor placement for environmental monitoring

By Marinka Zitnik, March 2014

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Scientific computing in the age of complexity

SECTION: Features

Scientific computing in the age of complexity

Climate modeling has come a long way since von Neumann declared it a problem too hard for pencil and paper, but tailor-made for the new digital computers. As the models and computers both evolve toward ever-greater complexity, they are changing our notions of digital simulation itself.

By V. Balaji, March 2013

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A look inside the earth

A look inside the earth

On the computational resources and techniques required for imaging the Earth's crust.

By Gregory A. Newman, March 2013

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