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Responding Locally to Global Problems

Responding Locally to Global Problems

Climate, Energy and Environment

An increase of even a few degrees in the Earth’s climate will have tremendous consequences for billions of people. An increase of even a few degrees in the Earth’s climate will have tremendous consequences for billions of people. Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi are trying to determine how climate change will affect humanity's collective future and how to better understand changes that are taking place.

Resident Expert: The Science of Sandstorms

The Science of Sandstorms

NYUAD researchers are learning that the sandstorms that complicate life in Abu Dhabi, are part of a complex weather pattern that also provides India with the monsoon rain essential to the crops that sustain one billion people.

Modeling Future Climate

Modeling Future Climate

Understanding our planet's climate, and how it is changing, is growing increasingly urgent. But the task is so enormously complex that today's best computer models are still insufficient, almost primitive. At NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (CPCM), mathematicians and scientists with several specialties are working together on the problem.

Looking to the Clouds to Predict Future Climate

Looking to the Clouds to Predict Future Climate

"Right now, we're using only 1 percent of the current data available from satellites to help us understand climate change," said Andrew Majda, founder and principal investigator of NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (CPCM).