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High Performance Visualisation As A Tool For The Better Understanding Of Atmospheric Dynamics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990842

Volume

36

Pages

7

Published

1999

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1,221 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Reiner Geifi, Michael Memmesheimer and Eberhard Reimer

Abstract

High Performance Visualisation as a Tool for the Better Understanding of Atmospheric Dynamics Guest contribution Reiner Geifi\ Michael Memmesheimer^ and Eberhard Reimer^ *Institutfur Chemie der belasteten Atmosphare,Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, D-52425 Julich, Germany ^Institutfiir Geophysik undMeteorologie-EURAD, Universitdt zu Koln, AachenerStr. 201-209, D-50931 Koln, Germany *lnstitutfurMeteorologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Carl-Heinrich Becker Weg 6-10, D-l 2165 Berlin, Germany At the beginning of the seventies from a computational view it seemed to be impossible to make reliable numerical weather forecasts over a period of more than 48 hours with computing times clearly less than the time period to be covered in reality. Even more it seemed to be Utopian to simulate the atmospheric transport of pollutants including highly complex chemistry for model domains with

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