Environmental modeling tools

Land management practices to become important as biofuels use growsMay 21, 2015

The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a study led by researchers at Argonne.

Argonne model analyzes water footprint of biofuelsJanuary 15, 2015

A new version of an online tool created by Argonne will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources.

Argonne researchers create more accurate model for greenhouse gases from peatlandsOctober 2, 2014

Scientists at Argonne have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as they warm.

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand MouthsJune 1, 2014

Tiny carbon particles could play a larger role in climate change than we thought.

Dissolving brittle stars hint at implications of ocean acidificationAugust 15, 2013

Using the Advanced Photon Source, researchers set out to establish the rate at which brittle stars are dissolving in order to track the effects of ocean acidification on underwater ecosystems.