Earth  ID: 30017

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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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


Credits

William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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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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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Goddard Chemistry Aerosol and Transport (GOCART) 08/17/2006 04/10/2007
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere 05/01/2005 04/30/2007
Terra and Aqua/MODIS
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This item is part of this series:
Hyperwall

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