The story “Planet on Fire” went live in the NASA Visualization Explorer iPad app on March 7. It showcases a global tour of fires from the MODIS instruments aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites and the GEOS-5/GOCART models run by the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO, 610.1) on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS, 606.2) Discover supercomputer. The story has received over 131,700 hits. The story content is available on the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS, 606.4) website.
SVS visualization featured in Science Magazine
The February 2013 issue of Science Magazine features an image made by Ernest T. Wright (606.4) from the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS). The image highlights the free-air gravity map developed by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The Science cover can be seen at: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6120.cover-expansion.
SVS visualization featured in National Geographic
The February 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine highlights the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS, Code 606.4) visualization “Perpetual Ocean” in a full-page story. The visualization is available on their digital edition.
James Tilton to recieve American Astronautical Society’s 2012 Lloyd V. Berkner Award
James C. Tilton was recently selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s 2012 Lloyd V. Berkner Award, “In recognition of his efforts in commercial utilization of space technology, specifically for the commercial utilization of his Recursive Hierarchical Segmentation (RHSEG) software.” Dr. Tilton will be presented with this award at the Awards Luncheon to be held on March 20 at the Greenbelt Marriott, in conjunction with the 51st Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
NCCS doubles computational capacity available to researchers
In late October 2012, the NCCS doubled the computational capacity it provides for SMD researchers by completing installation of 480 Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge nodes, and installing 240 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors (Many Integrated Core, MIC) on its Discover Linux Cluster. With the addition of another 240 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors in early November, Discover's peak capacity will exceed 1 PetaFLOP, poising the system to accommodate greater numbers of climate simulation ensemble members and the very fine resolutions required to investigate problems such as the effects of regional weather events on seasonal climate.
Phil Webster's photo featured on NASA social media
We congratulate Dr. James C. Tilton (Code 606.3) on receiving R&D Magazine's 2011 R&D 100 Award at the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards Ceremony in Orlando, FL on October 13. Dr. Tilton was recognized in conjunction with Bartron Medical Imaging, Inc. for the development of MED-SEG, a software tool that receives medical images and data from various imaging sources. The R&D 100 Awards, widely recognized as the "Oscars of Innovation," identifies and celebrates the top high technology products of the year, such as sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
Jerry Potter elected to the AMS
Jerry Potter has been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Congratulations to Jerry! He will receive his award in January 2012.