The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Geophysical subsurface modelling and imaging

This project continues the 2014 work of geosciences670 on Epic and geosciences677 on Magnus.

3D and 2D seismic forward and inverse modelling and imaging studies will be undertaken of typical geological environments to guide and assist with the processing, interpretation and visualisation of geophysical data. This work forms part of the research being undertaken by the Department of Exploration Geophysics (DEG) for Industry and Commonwealth funded research projects, e.g. DET CRC and NGL. Such computational-based studies involve large to very large datasets, small timesteps and many repeat runs – which is well suited to a supercomputer.

3D subsurface modelling, scalability investigations and sensitivity analyses will be carried out of coupled multi-physics geo-processes of relevance to  the Pawsey Supercomputer Groundwater Cooling system. These investigations require high resolution meshes and characterisation of the key parameters controlling geothermic and groundwater cooling systems.

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