ORNL: Titan Simulations Show Importance Of Close 2-Way Coupling Between Human And Earth Systems

OLCF’s Titan advances delivery of accelerated, high-resolution earth system model with human dimensions. Courtesy photo
ORNL News:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory announces that its Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has developed a new integrated computational climate model to reduce uncertainties in future climate predictions marks the first successful attempt to bridge Earth systems with energy and economic models and large-scale human impact data.
The integrated Earth System Model, or iESM, is being used to explore interactions between the physical climate system, biological components of the Earth system, and human systems.
Using the Titan supercomputer, the team was able to integrate massive amounts of climate data, combining physical and biological processes in the Earth system with feedback from human activity.
Lead Institution: U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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