Dona Crawford, associate director for computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The Web has played a critical role in climate change research, according to Dona Crawford, associate director for the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
“Of course it’s always better to collaborate,” she said. “We were all on airplanes all the time trying to work together. Then usher in the Web. Now you can get the top experts in chemistry and physics to all be on one team.”
Lawrence Livermore has a program that brings together all the climate models from around the world and makes them available globally.
“It’s all the microclimates from around the world,” Crawford said. “How else will we understand what’s going on with the climate if we can’t look at it from a global scale? We couldn’t do that without the Web.”