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A committee formed by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council has released a report, http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13430, of recommendations to accelerate climate modeling to learn more about climate's regional ramifications and future effects. Suggestions include adopting a common software infrastructure to make modeling more efficient. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's James Hack was a member of the 15-person committee. He was chosen because he is a former climate model developer, head of the Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute and director of the ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences, which houses the Titan supercomputer. Written by Leah Moore, 865-576-6448; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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