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Institute of Computing for Climate Science

Introduction by Dr Dominic Orchard

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ICCS software engineers are making waves in the field of climate science, combining machine learning with climate modelling

20 September 2023

In an International Collaboration of the Virtual Earth System Research Institute, ICCS Research Software Engineers (RSEs) Jack Atkinson, Athena Elafrou, Simon Clifford and Tom Meltzer partnered with Minah Yang, Dave Connelly and Ed Gerber of DataWave to optimise a PyTorch-Fortran coupling of a machine learning gravity wave...

Tales from the North Atlantic with Dr Laura Cimoli

4 September 2023

The oceans are changing. As the largest carbon sink, they absorb more carbon dioxide than all the trees and plants on land combined. Oceans also absorb the majority of excess heat caused by greenhouse gas emissions. As a consequence, waters are becoming warmer, more acidic, depleted of oxygen, less nutrient-rich and...

Scientists reveal how underwater waves influence where absorbed carbon goes and how long it stays under the sea.

18 August 2023

An international team of scientists led by the Cambridge University Institute of Computing for Climate Science recently explored the role of deep sea turbulence in the regulation of Atlantic currents. A global network of currents helps regulate our climate, by removing heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and...

About Us

Computational modelling is key to climate science. But models are becoming increasingly complex as we seek to understand our world in more depth and model it at higher fidelity. The Institute of Computing for Climate Science studies and supports the role of software engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, and data science within climate science.

The institute comprises a collaboration between Cambridge Zero, the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (host department of the institute), Computer Science and Technology, and University Information Services at the University of Cambridge.

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