Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought
Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event
The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.
Naturalis After Dark x TU Delft
The Naturalis After Dark Show is a unique live talk show, presented by Maarten Keulemans of De Volkskrant, with a mix of science, nature, film clips, philosophy and art. It usually takes place in Leiden, but as part of our Anniversary, we have invited the show for a Road Trip to Delft on 1 June.
COOL DOWN THE PLANET: Crowd Engineering as a new instrument against climate change
Cool Down The Planet aims to bring students, scientists and ‘the crowd’ from all over the planet together in annual online open competitions in an effort to combat global warming. From 12 to 30 June 2017 a pilot project will be running on www.cooldowntheplanet.nl. Several dozen students and experts are being sought, who will spend three weeks on this platform finding a solution to a specific question, in this case: Can we mitigate global warming using sustainable offshore ‘cloud factories’? Cool Down The Planet is sponsored by TU Delft and makes use of expertise from scientists from the TU Delft Climate Institute.
Traditional Japanese uchimizu technique works to cool down hot cities
The simple old Japanese tradition of water sprinkling - uchimizu - is an effective way of reducing extreme heat in cities. This will be TU Delft researcher Anna Solcerova's message at the EGU General Assembly (European Geosciences Union) in Vienna on Monday 24 April.