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Tag: Modeling
  1. A visualization of MPAS run at a high resolution

    Teaching old codes new tricks

    NCAR has partnered with The Weather Company to experiment with a new technology that could make global, storm-scale forecasting a practical reality: graphical processing units, or GPUs.

    • Supercomputing,
    • Weather

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  2. NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modeling framework

    NOAA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have joined forces to help the nation’s weather and climate modeling scientists achieve mutual benefits through more strategic collaboration, shared resources and information.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. A solar flare modeled in the new study

    Solar flares: From emergence to eruption

    A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. Heavy rain on a window

    Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds

    Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of annual precipitation falling in 11 days.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. Bouza, Niger

    Big data project explores predictability of climate conditions years in advance

    As scientists work to forecast climate patterns from years to as much as a decade in advance, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has created a vast new set of computer simulations to help identify the types of events that are most predictable.

    • Climate,
    • Data

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