Climate Science

Predicting tsunamis through quantum computing

In Finland, a new type of supercomputer merges conventional supercomputing with quantum computing. An application could be calculating in near-real-time how a tsunami will develop.

Nordic climate researchers stronger together

Thanks to an EU open science program, the climate researchers in each Nordic country do not need to create their models of the Nordic climate system from scratch.

Understanding turbulence through numerical simulations

Through extensive use of High-Performance Computing, a team at the National Research Council, Italy, challenges the established theory of turbulence.

Chile builds a connectivity hub to support Antarctic research

Researchers can look forward to improved connectivity at a popular gateways to the Antarctic continent. 

Morocco boosts scientific connectivity

A new circuit improves the possibilities for Moroccan researchers to participate in international collaborations such as the high-energy physics experiment ATLAS and the undersea neutrino telescope ANTARES.

Digital twins help prepare for climate change

A new European initiative, Destination Earth, will use models of Earth sub-systems to assist authorities in preparing for extreme weather events related to climate change.

Simulating atoms for green energy

To help Australia transition to a lower emissions economy, researchers at Griffith University are using the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and AARNet to explore new materials for more efficient green energy production.

Helping Asia and Oceania forecast and respond to climate disasters

Research networks and mirror sites for Himawari Real-time enable fast, reliable access to satellite imagery.

The power of earth observation

Digital Earth Africa is helping to build a better future for Africa and NRENs are playing a critical role in making this happen.

Accelerating New Zealand’s climate research

"The ability to share our data comes from the interconnection between the HPC and the network," says climate scientist Dr Jonny Williams.

KNMI shares weather data with fellow institutes via EUMETSAT

Weather satellites provide raw data for weather and climate models. EUMETSAT collects this raw data and distributes the processed data to weather institutes in its member countries, such as the Dutch KNMI. The institutes themselves contribute to the processing of the data. How does this work, how are the data distributed, and what is SURF's role?

Ice sheets may add 40 centimetres to sea levels

According to large cross-disciplinary project, the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica could together contribute about 40 centimetres of global sea level rise by year 2100.