At Los Alamos, Supercomputers Tackle the Oceans


Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, led by Project Leader Phil Jones use supercomputers to model our planet's oceans. Jones leads the Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) project. COSIM has succeeded in creating an accurate predictive model that can anticipate changes in ocean currents caused by changes in the weather. Also, Jones's ocean model has formed a key part of comprehensive global climate models. The ocean model forms a central piece of larger weather models because, as Stephen Lee, computer and computational sciences deputy division leader says, "The ocean drives the climate."


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