Accession Number : ADA116024

Title :   An Assessment of Computational Resources Required for Ocean Circulation Modelling.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC AD HOC COMMITTEE/COMPUTING RESOURCES FACILITIES/OCEAN CIRCULATION MODELLING

PDF Url : ADA116024

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This report documents the probability of a significant shortage by 1984 in the availability of computer resources for ocean circulation modelling. Computers are the modern tool with which scientists calculate answers to problems in all fields of inquiry. In the natural sciences it is straightforward to pose extensive and complicated calculations that must be done on large-scale computers. Such disciplines as physics, chemistry and meteorology have effectively used each new generation of fast computers to improve understanding of nature, generate hypotheses and make laboratory data meaningful. In particular, meteorologists have gained new understanding of atmospheric dynamics and applied their knowledge to improve weather forecasts. Oceanographers are now proposing to expand their use of high speed computers to increase their physical understanding of the ocean and to apply it to problems, in climate, fishery management, long-range weather prediction and management of ocean resources. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean models, Circulation, Climate, Ocean tides, Digital computers, Requirements, Availability

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE