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- 9.19.14 - Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclones to Parameterized Convection in the GEOS-5 Model
- A Global Modeling and Assimilation Office study demonstrates that realistic tropical cyclone activity can be simulated in general circulation models with a resolution of about 25 kilometers and that modifications to the convective parametrization can lead to further improvements in realism.
- 09.11.14 - Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton Primary Production at a Global Scale
- Running the NASA Ocean Biology Model at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has computed the contributions of four phytoplankton groups to the total primary production—the global conversion of carbon dioxide into organic carbon.
- 09.04.14 - Visualizing Big Data
- Clouds bend and swirl into a massive Category 4 typhoon that spins toward China. Luckily the storm only exists inside the mind of a supercomputer at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
- 08.26.14 – Mapping the Moon with GRAIL
- Data from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) satellites is revealing lunar secrets through gravity maps created using NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources.
- 07.17.14 – Accelerating Water Map-Making for the ABoVE Field Campaign
- The new Science Cloud enabled NASA researchers to build surface water maps of Alaska and western Canada for the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) in a mere 6 weeks.
- 07.08.14 - Astronomers Craft 3-D Model of Doomed Star's Outburst
- Eta Carinae erupted in the 1800s, briefly becoming the night sky's second-brightest star. Now scientists have modeled the outburst's expanding cloud.
- 06.13.14 - Seeking Reality in the Future of Aeronautical Simulation
- Will aircraft designers have the tools they need to design a future for aviation that is far different from today? This question is the subject of a report recently released by NASA called "CFD Vision 2030 Study: A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences."
- 06.02.14 – Case Study: NAS Tape-Based Solution To Manage and Store High-Volume Data
- This study on the mass storage and archiving systems at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility looks specifically at NAS’s automated method of archiving data from disk to tape, which saves energy and space while still making data easily accessible to users. The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry organization that explores new technologies for enabling reliable, online, and efficient access to archived data.
- 05.21.14 – Supercomputers Help Reveal the Sun's Hidden Mysteries
- Stunning new data from space-based observatories, combined with rapid advances in computing, are inspiring breakthroughs in space weather research.
- 04.22.14 - Why Earth Matters to NASA: A Conversation with Harrison Ford
- While filming a segment of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary on climate change, actor Harrison Ford toured the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility and met with scientists to learn more about how NASA satellite data, research, and technologies are used around the world to better understand and protect Earth.
- 04.10.14 - NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft
- Ozone high in Earth's atmosphere offers protection from UV rays, but when the gas dips down closer to the ground, it can affect human health.
- 03.26.14 - AeroCom Compares Organic Aerosol Handling in Global Models
- Phase II of the AeroCom project evlauated how 31 different global models handle organic aerosols in the atmosphere, with half now including formation of secondary aerosols from volatile compounds. The NASA Centter for Climate Simulation supported the effort.
- 02.25.14 – Heating Up
- Explore climate model projections of 21st century global temperatures in visualizations from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation.
- 02.21.14 – NASA's IRIS Spots Its Largest Solar Flare
- NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission, which utilizes the Pleiades supercomputer to carry out numerical simulations, witnessed an M–class solar flare in late January, the largest flare the spacecraft viewed since its launch June 2013
- 02.14.14 - High-Resolution GEOS-5 Simulations of Stratospheric Ozone Intrusions
- A 25-km resolution version of the GEOS-5 model has been used with a comprehensive stratosphere-troposphere chemistry module to test the feasibility of detecting the impacts of stratospheric ozone intrusions on surface air quality.
- 01.30.14 - The Holy Grail of Aircraft Noise Reduction
- In the quest for "the holy grail of aircraft noise reduction," NASA's Mehdi Khorrami uses the Pleiades supercomputer to perform simulations of the complex interactions between airflow and airframe components that generate noise on commercial aircraft.
- 01.22.14 - Galaxy Simulations Take On Ancient Questions
- Scientists are using NASA supercomputers to produce state-of-the-art 3D simulations that can follow the formation and evolution of thousands of galaxies simultaneously, to gain deeper insight into the mechanisms of galaxy formation.
- 01.22.14 - NASA Earth Exchange: Meet Up in the NEX World
- The NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a unique collaborative workspace where Earth scientists can join forces, make new discoveries, and share knowledge to gain a better understanding of our planet.
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