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- 07.21.16 - Counting Trees and Shrubs in the Sub-Sahara Using Cloud Computing—Part 1
- Leveraging NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and commercial cloud technologies, scientists are calculating vegetation biomass and stored carbon within a coast-to-coast swath of Africa.
- 06.30.16 - Discovering the Origin of Stars Through 3D Simulation
- First-of-a-kind simulations run on NASA's Pleiades supercomputer are helping scientists untangle the intricate thread of events that lead to star formation.
- 06.17.16 - GEOS-5 Science Snapshots (Updated)
- NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has made advances with its Goddard Earth Observing System Model Version 5 (GEOS-5) as varied as studying warming in the stratosphere and Arctic and creating a Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Level 4 product for studying global carbon, all using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
- 06.01.16 – Pleiades Supercomputer Tops Six Petaflops, Long-Term Storage Capacity Tripled
- As part of recent expansion work at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division, the agency's flagship supercomputer, Pleiades, received a boost in computing power with the installation of the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, increasing the system's theoretical peak performance to over six petaflops. Additionally, new tape hardware was added to the facility's long-term mass storage system, tripling the data storage capacity.
- 05.25.16 - NASA Scientists Explain the Art of Creating Digital Hurricanes
- At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center a team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations, sophisticated graphic tools and lines of computer code to create computer models simulating the weather and climate conditions responsible for hurricanes.
- 05.16.16 - Farms Act as Major Source of Air Pollution
- New NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies research shows that emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China.
- 04.18.16 – NASA's Fermi Telescope Poised to Pin Down Gravitational Wave Sources
- A fascinating video developed by NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division visualization experts shows gravitational waves emitted by two black holes as they spiral together and merge. Goddard Space Flight Center scientists used the NAS Pleiades supercomputer to simulate the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, announced on February 11 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
- 04.12.16 - Tooling Up for Cleaner Skies, Quieter Aircraft
- High-performance computers and simulation tools are key to helping NASA and industry design new propulsion systems that will result in cleaner, quieter aircraft.
- 04.07.16 - Hal Domchick: From Data Technician to Facilities Mastermind
- Over his 47-year NASA career Domchick took a hands-on and precise approach to managing facilities for organizations including the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
- 03.23.16 - Lesley Ott - Knows Where Your CO2 Goes
- The NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office meteorologist uses models of the atmosphere, land, and ocean to try to understand how carbon moves through the Earth’s system.
- 2.28.16 - Tropospheric and Stratospheric Circulation Changes Related to the Cold Outbreak Over the Eastern US During the Week of 8-14 February 2016
- The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office 10-day global forecast system, which runs at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), captured relocations of the tropospheric jet stream and the stratospheric polar vortex.
- 2.25.16 - NASA Sees a Different Kind of El Niño
- A new NASA visualization shows the 2015 El Niño unfolding in the Pacific Ocean, as sea surface temperatures create different patterns than seen in the 1997-1998 El Niño. Computer models are one tool that NASA scientists are using to study this large event.
- 02.17.16 - MERRA-2 Science Snapshots
- The MERRA-2 reanalysis, which runs at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), is improving representation of past extreme precipitation events and hurricanes.
- 02.17.16 - Improving Global Model Precipitation Patterns by Downscaling
- The inability of global climate models to match the timing or placement of short-term or regional precipation patterns such as the West African monsoon may be alleviated by "downscaling" to use smaller scale climate models with increased area resolution, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies research shows.
- 02.11.16 – Scientific Computing World Outlines the Challenges in Upgrading NASA’s Most Powerful Supercomputer
- NAS Advanced Computing Branch Chief William Thigpen talks with Scientific Computing World magazine about the complicated business of upgrading legacy supercomputing systems, including the unique requirements and approaches required to test and evaluate new hardware for NASA’s leading supercomputing facility.
- 02.04.16 - NASA Tech Briefs: Supercomputers Help NASA Understand Booster Separation
- Thousands of high-fidelity simulations, run on the Pleiades supercomputer, are helping NASA design engineers understand how aerodynamic forces will affect the path of the Space Launch System's solid rocket boosters away from the core stage during separation
- 1.27.16 - A Stellar Collaboration: Supercomputing and NASA's IRIS Observatory
- Bringing together observations made by NASA's IRIS spacecraft with simulations run on NASA's Pleiades supercomputer, scientists are studying the Sun's atmosphere more closely than ever before.
- 01.22.16 - NASA's GEOS-5 Provides a Satellite View of Historic Winter Storm
- The NASA GEOS-5 atmospheric data assimilation system follows an historic winter storm as it approaches the mid-Atlantic January 22–24, where it is expected to produce a wide swath of more than 2 feet of snow. GEOS-5 runs at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
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