Meteorological computation: From Antarctica to New Zealand
Dr Peyman Zawar-Reza
This seminar will be hosted in the NZi3 HP seminar room at 11am on 30 May 2012. The speaker, Dr Peyman Zawar-Reza, is with the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury.
The seminar will introduce a range of meteorological research topics that use computation as their central methodology. Examples include simulating the flow of wind over the Blue Ice Regions in Antarctica to dust transport from Australia to New Zealand. This mode of research is only feasible with advances in supercomputing since the computational grid spacing required for simulating the physical processes is rather small. The seminar will give a historical perspective of the use of computation in meteorology – all the way from hand calculating the weather, to using the state-of-the-art facilities such as BlueFern.
BlueFern, the High Performance Computing unit in the University of Canterbury, will be hosting a series of seminars given by researchers from different disciplines, such as Bioengineering, materials sciences and computational chemistry. They will speak about their research and also their use of HPC to address their research problems.
You are warmly invited to attend these seminars. There will also be a morning tea 30 minutes before the seminar starts - please register for this by emailing email@example.com.
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Meeting Subject: BlueFern HPC Seminar - Meteorological computation: From Antarctica to NZ
Meeting ID: 6531
Time: 10:30 (New Zealand Standard Time)
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