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GEOS-5 Nature Run Collection

Through numerical experiments that simulate the dynamical and physical processes governing weather and climate variability of Earth's atmosphere, models create a dynamic portrait of our planet. This 10-kilometer global mesoscale simulation (Nature Run) using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) explores the evolution of surface temperatures as the sun heats the Earth and fuels cloud formation in the tropics and along baroclinic zones; the presence of water vapor and precipitation within these global weather patterns; the dispersion of global aerosols from dust, biomass burning, fossil fuel emissions, and volcanoes; and the winds that transport these aerosols from the surface to upper-levels.

The full GEOS-5 simulation covered 2 years--from May 2005 to May 2007. It ran on 3,750 processors of the Discover supercomputer at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, consuming 3 million processor hours and producing over 400 terabytes of data.

GEOS-5 development is funded by NASA's Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Program.

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More information on this topic available at:
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/modeling/nr1_movie/
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/systems/geos5
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/systems/geos5/
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/modeling/nr1_movie/
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/systems/geos5/
http://www.nccs.nasa.gov/discover_front.html

Surface temperature (colors 270-310 Kelvin) and outgoing longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere (white) representative of clouds in the model.    Surface temperature (colors 270-310 Kelvin) and outgoing longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere (white) representative of clouds in the model.
Duration: 7.1 minutes
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Total precipitable water (white) and rainfall (colors 0-15 millimeters/hour; red=highest).    Total precipitable water (white) and rainfall (colors 0-15 millimeters/hour; red=highest).
Duration: 7.1 minutes
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Dust (red), sea salt (blue), organic/black carbon (green), and sulfates (white) displayed by their extinction aerosol optical thickness.This simulation used GEOS-5 and the Goddard Chemistry Aerosol Radiation and Transport (GOCART) Model.    Dust (red), sea salt (blue), organic/black carbon (green), and sulfates (white) displayed by their extinction aerosol optical thickness.This simulation used GEOS-5 and the Goddard Chemistry Aerosol Radiation and Transport (GOCART) Model.
Duration: 7.6 minutes
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This projection of the aerosols simulation onto a rotating globe tracks wildfires and human-initiated burning (red-yellow dots) as detected by NASA's MODIS instrument aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites.    This projection of the aerosols simulation onto a rotating globe tracks wildfires and human-initiated burning (red-yellow dots) as detected by NASA's MODIS instrument aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites.
Duration: 3.0 minutes
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Surface winds (white 0-40 meters/second) and upper-level (250 hPa) winds (colors 0-175 meters/second; red=faster).    Surface winds (white 0-40 meters/second) and upper-level (250 hPa) winds (colors 0-175 meters/second; red=faster).
Duration: 7.1 minutes
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GEOS-5 simulation of aerosols between May 2005 and May 2007.    GEOS-5 simulation of aerosols between May 2005 and May 2007.

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Zoomed in GEOS-5 simulation of aerosols combined with fires.    Zoomed in GEOS-5 simulation of aerosols combined with fires.

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GEOS-5 simulation of precipitable water and rainfall, May 2005 to 2007.    GEOS-5 simulation of precipitable water and rainfall, May 2005 to 2007.

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GEOS-5 simulation of surface and upper-level winds, May 2005 to May 2007.    GEOS-5 simulation of surface and upper-level winds, May 2005 to May 2007.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?30017
Animation Number:30017
Completed:2012-10-11
Animator:William Putman (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientist:William Putman (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Goddard Chemistry Aerosol and Transport (GOCART) (08/17/2006 04/10/2007)
 Terra and Aqua/MODIS
 GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere (05/01/2005 04/30/2007)
Series:Hyperwall
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Model data processing provided by Discover supercomputer, NASA Center for Climate Simulation
 
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