Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | June 4, 2006

BBC Climate Change Experiment

Take part in the largest climate change experiment ever:

“We need the computer power you’re not using. An experiment developed for the BBC by climate scientists, led by Oxford University, using the Met Office climate model.”

“Trying to predict climate change is hard. There are lots of factors involved – air temperature, sea temperature and cloud cover all play a part – as do dozens of other variables. Therefore, there are a huge number of calculations involved. …

Using a technique known as distributed computing, we’re hoping to harness the power of thousands of PCs around the world. If 10,000 people sign up, we’ll be faster than the world’s biggest computer. And we’re hoping to be even better than that.”

Join the experiment at BBC Climate Change
[TPE Link: “Climate Change: Global Warming“]


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