By Raniere Silva, Community Officer

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By Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research

The effects of climate change are moving from the realm of simulation to stark reality, with the most recent research showing how drier summers may also lead to more flash floods in the UK.

Understanding, managing and mitigating these effects is a critical endeavour for the global research community.

To support this effort, Microsoft Research is offering 40 Azure Awards, each with 180,000 core hours of cloud compute and 20 terabytes of cloud storage to help climate researchers.

By Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson, Director of Masters in Design and Emergence, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle.

This article is part of our series, a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

If Google were an artist, what would it paint? Perhaps it would be a vast landscape of connections, a world of “lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding” as William Gibson put it.…

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