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Visualization of Species Distribution Model
02.14.20 - Accelerating Science with AI and Machine Learning
Using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Advanced Data Analytics Platform (ADAPT), NASA researchers are accelerating scientific research with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Visualization of flow field around Boeing 777 airplane
02.10.20 – How Quiet Can You Go?
Full-scale simulations of a Boeing 777 run on the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility’s Pleiades supercomputer by scientist Mehdi Khorrami, NASA Langley Research Center, aim to reduce aircraft landing noise and improve the quality of life for communities near major airports.
New Horizons observation of Pluto
02.05.20 - Pluto's Icy Nitrogen Heart Makes its Atmosphere Spin Backwards
A weather forecast simulation run at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division shows that cyclical changes in nitrogen ice on Pluto's surface drive winds that blow in the opposite direction to the frigid world’s spin.
Visualization of Proxima Centauri b climate scenario
01.24.20 - How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds
NASA’s Discover supercomputer is tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate but is also sussing out something much farther away: whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system discovered in the past two decades could support life.
Visualization of galaxy clusters
01.23.20 - Simulations Reveal Galaxy Clusters Details
University astrophysicists probed galaxy clusters using NASA's Pleiades and the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters, Comet, and Stampede2 supercomputers.
Visualization of smoke aerosols from Australian fires
01.16.20 - Global Transport of Smoke from Australian Bushfires
The transport of the Australian bushfire smoke plumes around the globe has accelerated through deep vertical transport into the upper troposphere and even the lowermost stratosphere, as shown by the GEOS global data assimilation and forecast system running at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Visualization of changing magnetic field lines
01.10.20 – Researchers Model Superflare from Sun-Like Star at NCCS
NASA and university researchers modeled a gigantic superflare and coronal mass ejection from Kappa Ceti—a Sun-like star 29 light-years away from Earth—employing NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) high-performance computing resources.
Snow depth estimated from Sentinel-1 radar for part of the western US and Canada
01.06.20 – Snow Depth Variability in the Northern Hemisphere Mountains Observed From Space
An evaluation with in situ measurements from ~4,000 sites and NASA MERRA-2 reanalysis data demonstrates that Sentinel-1 snow depth retrievals capture the spatial variability between and within mountain ranges, as well as their interannual differences. The research leveraged NCCS computing resources.

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