The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

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Enhanced Simulations of Meteorological and Environmental Processes

By Daniel Bartels • June 19th, 2015

WRF is primarily used for modelling and forecasting weather and its evolution. The prime application is modelling Western Australian tropical cyclones and improving the accuracy of forecasts by comparing against post-analysis and best track data. Tropical cyclone genesis is a key area of research since this provide advance warning to offshore operators who may bemore…

Exploring new techniques for simulating the global climate

By Daniel Bartels • May 5th, 2015

Dr Marcus Thatcher from CSIRO’s Ocean & Atmosphere Flagship is using the petascale power of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to create the most detailed global climate simulation undertaken in Australia. The project explores new techniques that can help future research in high-resolution climate models, as well as deliver practical benefits in areas such as extreme rainfallmore…

Continuous 2km regional climate simulations to analyse future changes in climate extremes

By david satterthwaite • February 19th, 2015
Continuous 2km regional climate simulations to analyse future changes in climate extremes

This project will produce continuous 20-30 year simulations at 2km resolution over two domains, one covering Sydney and the surrounding region, the other over Brisbane and south-east Queensland. These experiments will create some of the longest fine-scale resolution simulations for Australia, and will be used to research potential future changes in extremes of several weathermore…