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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Index Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is a laboratory in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). [1]

24 relations: Altix, Atmosphere of Earth, Cray, Empirical research, Fluid mechanics, Geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory coupled model, Isaac Held, Jerry D. Mahlman, Joseph Smagorinsky, Kirk Bryan (oceanographer), Massively parallel, Modular Ocean Model, Multi-core processor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Ocean, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Princeton University, Silicon Graphics, Supercomputer, Syukuro Manabe, Tennessee, Venkatachalam Ramaswamy.

Altix

Altix is a line of server computers and supercomputers produced by Silicon Graphics (and successor company Silicon Graphics International), based on Intel processors.

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Atmosphere of Earth

The atmosphere of Earth is the layer of gases, commonly known as air, that surrounds the planet Earth and is retained by Earth's gravity.

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Cray

Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Empirical research

Empirical research is research using empirical evidence.

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Fluid mechanics

Fluid mechanics is a branch of physics concerned with the mechanics of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them.

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Geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory coupled model

GFDL CM2.X (geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory coupled model, version 2.X) is a coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model (AOGCM) developed at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in the United States.

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Isaac Held

Isaac Meyer Held (born 1948) is an American meteorologist.

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Jerry D. Mahlman

Jerry Mahlman (February 21, 1940 – November 28, 2012) was an American meteorologist and climatologist.

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Joseph Smagorinsky

Joseph Smagorinsky (29 January 1924 – 21 September 2005) was an American meteorologist and the first director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).

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Kirk Bryan (oceanographer)

Kirk Bryan (Jr.) (born 1929, son of Kirk Bryan,Sr.(geologist,1888-1950) is an American oceanographer who is considered to be the founder of numerical ocean modeling. Starting in the 1960s at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, then located in Washington, D.C., Bryan worked with a series of colleagues to develop numerical schemes for solving the equations of motion describing flow on a sphere. His work on these schemes led to the so-called "Bryan-Cox code" with which many early simulations were made, and which led to the Modular Ocean Model currently used by many numerical oceanographers and climate scientists. In addition to his important contributions in developing numerical codes, Bryan was also involved in early efforts to apply them to understanding the global climate system. In 1967, he published, with Michael Cox, the first model of the 3-dimensional circulation of the ocean, forced by both winds and thermodynamic forcing. In 1969, a paper with Syukoro Manabe was the first to present integrations of a fully coupled atmosphere-ocean model, demonstrating the importance of ocean heat transport to the climate. This work was recently named one of the top ten breakthroughs in the history of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Bryan's 1971 paper with the noted dynamicist Adrian Gill demonstrated the important role played by bottom topography in setting the structure of the global ocean circulation, and played a major role in suggesting links between changes in continental topography and climate, continuing a long-term interest in the role of oceanic heat transport in determining global climate. Dr. Bryan was a lead author of the "Transient Climate Change" section of the 1989 scientific assessment report to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Bryan has been awarded the Maurice Ewing Medal of the American Geophysical Union for his contributions to the field of ocean science.

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Massively parallel

In computing, massively parallel refers to the use of a large number of processors (or separate computers) to perform a set of coordinated computations in parallel (simultaneously).

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Modular Ocean Model

The Modular Ocean Model (MOM) is a three-dimensional ocean circulation model designed primarily for studying the ocean climate system.

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Multi-core processor

A multi-core processor is a single computing component with two or more independent processing units called cores, which read and execute program instructions.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered, managed, and operated by UT-Battelle as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) under a contract with the DOE.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about west of Knoxville.

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Ocean

An ocean (the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.

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Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Silicon Graphics

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (later rebranded SGI, historically known as Silicon Graphics Computer Systems or SGCS) was an American high-performance computing manufacturer, producing computer hardware and software.

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Supercomputer

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance compared to a general-purpose computer.

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Syukuro Manabe

is a meteorologist and climatologist who pioneered the use of computers to simulate global climate change and natural climate variations.

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Tennessee

Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Venkatachalam Ramaswamy

Venkatachalam Ramaswamy (V. "Ram" Ramaswamy) is the Director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), studying climate modeling and climate change.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geophysical_Fluid_Dynamics_Laboratory

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