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How Nuclear Weapons Research Revealed New Climate Threats

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Climate modeling has become increasingly accurate thanks in part to increasingly powerful supercomputers, like the ones at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Credit: Gabriela Hasbun

After atmospheric scientist Ivana Cvijanovic began pushing a computerized climate simulation to its limits, she noticed a disturbing result: as Arctic sea ice nearly disappeared, massive high-pressure systems built up thousands of miles away, off the west coast of the United States.

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