The study, run through climateprediction.net
with the BBC Climate Change Experiment, ran simulations using a complex atmosphere-ocean climate model.
The application enables Facebook, which has 250 million users to allot spare of computing power to work on a project for Rosetta@home for cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases; Climateprediction.net
for understanding climate change, and Africa@home to seek cures for spreading malaria.
They include climateprediction.net
, by a team at Oxford University, aiming to run a computer model of climate change many thousands of times so that it can be made more accurate.
The BBC, Oxford University, and the University of California-Berkeley are coordinating a joint program to operate a climate model (climateprediction.net) on a global distributed network that links individual home computers to the Internet.
The climateprediction.net project began in 1999 when Myles Allen wrote an article in Nature titled "Do-It-Yourself Climate Prediction" (Volume 401, p.
CLIMATEPREDICTION.NET APPLIED TO THE WESTERN UNITED STATES.
While large ensembles of global models (like CMIP5 and climateprediction.net) are valuable for quantifying uncertainty, they cannot by themselves solve another challenge of climate modeling: to quantify the likely changes at spatial scales that may be useful for applications, especially in regions of sharp spatial variations.