Renewable Energy and Earth Systems I
           
Event Type Start Time End Time Rm # Chair  

 

Masterworks 10:30AM 11:15AM 16-18 Steven W. Hammond (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
 
Title:

Earth System and Related Modeling at GFDL
  Speakers/Presenter:
Ants Leetmaa (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)

 

Masterworks 11:15AM 12:00PM 16-18 Steven W. Hammond (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
 
Title:

Computing a Renewable Energy Future
  Speakers/Presenter:
Edward J. Hall (General Electric Global Research Center)
             

 

     
  Session: Renewable Energy and Earth Systems I
  Title: Earth System and Related Modeling at GFDL
  Chair: Steven W. Hammond (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  Time: Tuesday, November 18, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
  Rm #: 16-18
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Ants Leetmaa (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
   
  Description:
  The challenges of building increasingly interdisciplinary Earth system models, exploring high resolution simulations of the atmosphere and ocean to reduce climate uncertainties, and the need to maximize the performance of the models on a variety of computer architectures (especially those utilizing upwards of thousands of processors) necessitates a new and highly advanced program structure. This structure allows the physical, chemical and biological scientists to focus on implementing their specific model components. Software engineers then design and implement the associated infrastructure and superstructure allowing for a seamless linkage of the various scientific components. The GFDL version of this programming structure is the Flexible Modeling System. Models utilizing FMS are used for GFDLs climate projection studies. Additional FMS models include a very high-resolution global atmospheric model for hurricane research and process studies. Examples will be shown of both the Earth System model, as well as, high resolution ocean (1/6 degree) and atmosphere (10Km to 12Km non-hydrostatic with explicit convection).

GFDL has also entered into a new working relationship with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the university community, NASA and the NOAA Weather Service to develop the next generation community-wide version of FMS. This new software system is called the Earth System Modeling Framework and is being developed in collaboration with scientists and engineers throughout Europe, who are working toward similar goals.
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  Session: Renewable Energy and Earth Systems I
  Title: Computing a Renewable Energy Future
  Chair: Steven W. Hammond (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  Time: Tuesday, November 18, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 16-18
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Edward J. Hall (General Electric Global Research Center)
   
  Description:
  For more than a century, General Electric (GE) has been a leader in delivering energy products enabling both industrial advancement and personal liberation throughout the world. A key theme in GEs business strategy for the future is growth through technology. Several GE technology programs are directed at enabling a worldwide energy infrastructure based on renewable energy sources. High performance computing (HPC) plays a significant role in a wide range of GEs renewable energy technology developments. Examples of HPC utilization are illustrated, including: wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal, and efforts directed at a hydrogen-based economy. GE research in next generation HPC paradigms is also described.
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