Computer Modeling

still from 3D animation shows ocean swell motion propagating into the atmosphere
November 10, 2015
Winds not only influence waves, but waves influence the atmosphere as well.
Hydrologic model lets users decide: side-by-side grid and basin maps
June 17, 2015
The SUMMA model lets users make individual decisions about how to treat a vast range of variables. This customizing allows users to mimic existing models or create something entirely new.
Map showing NCAR ensemble forecast with results from 10 members
June 03, 2015
NCAR scientists are generating daily, high-resolution ensemble forecasts for the continental U.S. and making them available online.
Invisible waves visualized: still from high-resolution simulation of north-south winds about 60 miles above Earth
April 28, 2015
For the first time, an NCAR-led team of scientists have found a way to simulate the propagation of gravity waves toward space. The resulting visualization is mesmerizing to watch.
The urban heat island effect can be exacerbated by the smooth surfaces of buildings, such as these in Dallas.
January 13, 2015
Researchers are using specialized modeling techniques have learned how turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days.

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