Univ. of Minn gets $10M grant for climate research

Published 11:57 am Saturday, August 21, 2010

ST. PAUL (AP) — The University of Minnesota has received a $10 million federal grant to study the implications of climate change.

The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to a team led by Vipin Kumar of the computer-science department.

Kumar says researchers will use the money to design new analytical models that are based on existing climate data. Those would replace models that are based on physics.

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He tells Minnesota Public Radio the work could ultimately lead to more detailed predictions.