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Oceanography partners with UCT eResearch to advance earth systems modelling

27 Aug 2015 - 09:00

In order to predict changing climate patterns in the coming years and decades, scientists need to understand the various interactions that take place within what is referred to as the earth system. This means understanding and predicting the interactions between atmosphere, land surface, ocean and sea ice, - known as the physical system - as well as the biogeochemical processes, such as the carbon cycle, which interact with this physical system. Today scientists can sucessfully model this system, but it entails an immense level of computing power. This is why the Department of Oceanography is partnering with UCT eResearch to use high performance computing (HPC) facilities for ocean and climate modelling. - See more at: http://www.eresearch.uct.ac.za/news/oceanography-partners-uct-eresearch-advance-earth-systems-modelling#sthash.iOzep1go.dpuf