Success Stories

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Visualization Theater Renamed for Longtime Collaborator Piers Sellers

Visualization Theater Renamed for Longtime Collaborator Piers Sellers NASA Goddard Space Flight Center officials formally dedicated the Dr. Piers J. Sellers Data Visualization Theater on July 17.
Post date: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:37
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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).
Post date: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 17:00
supercomputer machines

Supercomputer Upgrades to Give Scientists Ability to Improve Forecasting

The Discover supercomputer got an upgrade that will allow NASA Earth scientists to increase the resolution and capabilities of their models for more accurate predictions.
Post date: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 16:53
Map of the Sub-Sahara study area

Counting Trees and Shrubs in the Sub-Sahara Using Cloud Computing—Part 1

Leveraging NASA Center for Climate Simulation and commercial cloud technologies, scientists are calculating vegetation biomass and stored carbon within a coast-to-coast swath of Africa.
Post date: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:46

Virtual Earth Observing: Simulating the Globe in 1-Mile Segments

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists recently completed the highest-resolution global weather simulation ever run in the U.S. at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation.
Post date: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 00:00
A visualization of flight tracks over North America

New Animation shows Millions of Earth Observations for Forecasting

More than 5 million observations accumulate every 6 hours to drive weather forecasts run by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Post date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 00:00
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Women's History Month: NCCS Women Reflect on Careers and Influences

Five current NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) staff members tell what influenced their careers and offer their thoughts on women in the information technology (IT) sector.
Post date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:53
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NCCS Triples Supercomputer Performance for Earth Science Modeling

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is increasing the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer to more than 3.3 petaflops to meet the exploding demands of NASA's Earth science modeling efforts.
Post date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:29
Visualization of precipitation

Modeling in the FIeld for GPM

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) recently partnered with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center modelers to support ground- and aircraft-based campaigns for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission in two distinct regions of the United States.
Post date: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 00:00
carbon dioxide travels around the globe

Computer Model Provides a New Potrait of Carbon Dioxide

An ultra-high-resolution computer model gives scientists a stunning new look at how atmospheric carbon dioxide travels around the globe. The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer hosted the Nature Run simulation, which produced nearly four petabytes of data
Post date: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 00:00

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.
Post date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 00:00
surface water maps of Alaska and western Canada

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.
Post date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 00:00