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NCCS User Spotlight: Goutam Konapala

As part of NASA’s celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this spotlight shines on NCCS user Goutam Konapala. We follow Konapala from his childhood in an Indian village to his computational research on Earth’s water cycle with NASA Goddard's Biospheric Sciences Laboratory and UMBC.

Satellites, the Space Race, and Supercomputing: How NASA Goddard’s Beowulf Cluster Computer Became an Award-Winning Space Technology

On April 7, Beowulf Cluster Computing was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The Beowulf computer cluster was a breakthrough at NASA that enabled many other innovations. Virtually every area of science, math, and biology continue to be direct beneficiaries of this groundbreaking work.

Scientists Simulate the Birthplaces of Planetary Systems on the NCCS Discover Supercomputer

Harnessing the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), scientists from the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, and University of Utah simulated the evolution of cosmic disks of dust and rocks — the birthplaces of planetary systems.

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Every Day is Earth Day at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Investing in Earth.” A significant investment in understanding Earth has already been made with the creation of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1990, where every day is Earth Day.

NCCS User Spotlight: Allison Collow

As part of NASA’s Women’s History Month celebration, this spotlight shines on NCCS user Allison Collow. We follow her career from her college and graduate school years at Rutgers University to her recent work researching aerosols and atmospheric rivers with the Global Modeling Modeling and Assimilation Office and UMBC.

NASA Invites Media to 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Media are invited to meet leaders in space exploration at the 59th annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, taking place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, from March 23 to 25. Attendees also have the option to watch the symposium online.

Using the Power of Global Air Quality Models and NCCS Supercomputing Resources, NYU and NASA Collaborators Create a Novel Index to Communicate Children’s Respiratory Health Risk

New York University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center researchers collaborated on a study developing a health index using global air quality models and the high-end computing resources of the Discover supercomputer at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS). This index can be used to inform communities, mitigate risk, and improve respirato

NCCS Helps NASA Scientists Create New Global Ozone Profile Reaching from Earth’s Surface to the Mesosphere

With key support from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists have created a new, multidecade global ozone profile climatology that reaches from Earth’s surface up to 80 kilometers (~50 miles) — far into the mesosphere, the third layer of the atmosphere.

NCCS Celebrates Black History Month: NASA Pioneers Inspire a New Generation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

As NASA continues its celebration of Black History Month, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) recalls the legacy of three Black Americans whose pioneering work is significantly impacting NASA and inspiring new generations of African-American innovators at NASA and beyond.

NCCS Plays Crucial Roles in Preparing the NASA Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s Wide Field Instrument for Integration and Testing

As the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope prepares for operations, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) continues playing critical roles in developing NASA’s next major space observatory — the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

Paul Lang’s NASA Legacy

The Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office’s (CISTO) High-End Computer Networking (HECN) team and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and colleagues reflect back on the four-decade NASA legacy of Paul Lang, a nationally recognized expert in high-performance networking.

One Year into the Biden Administration, NASA Looks to Future

Over the past year, NASA has made valuable contributions to Biden-Harris Administration’s goals – leading on the global stage, addressing the urgent issue of climate change, creating high paying jobs, and inspiring future generations.

NCCS and Partners Presenting in the Virtual 2022 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Researchers from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s NASA Center for Climate Simulation and Earth Sciences Division and a variety of academic and research partner organizations are presenting in the 102nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, being held virtually 23–27 January 2022.

NASA Winter Modeling Experiments Push the Boundaries of Simulation to Explore the Earth

NASA High-End Computing resources hosted global storm- and eddy-resolving simulations for Phase II of the international DYAMOND Initiative: DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains.

NCCS and Partners Presenting Advances at Hybrid 2021 AGU Fall Meeting

Researchers from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), Computational Information and Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), and Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED), and additional partner organizations are participating in the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. AGU is being held for t

ABoVE Science Team Members Study Boreal Forest Patterns on ADAPT Using LVIS Data, Field Sensors, and Satellites

Members of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Science Team are leveraging the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) ADAPT Science Cloud to measure changes in vegetation, composition, and wildlife frequency and extent in Alaska and Northern Canada.

NASA to Highlight New Science Findings, Missions During AGU Meeting

NASA researchers and colleagues from around the world will present the latest findings on a range of Earth and space science topics at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, being held virtually and in New Orleans from Monday, Dec.13, through Friday, Dec. 17.

Exploring the Climates of Earth’s Future Supercontinent with a NASA Supercomputer

Scientists from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the University of Lisbon, and Bangor University leveraged the NASA Center for Climate Simulation’s Discover supercomputer to explore possible scenarios for Earth supercontinents and climate up to 250 million years into the future.

Why NCCS is Thankful in 2021: The Extraordinary People of NASA (and Beyond)

As we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) reflects on why we are thankful. Why do we look forward to our work at NASA every day? Is it the mission? The research? The technology? What is the heart of our motivation?

6 Things to Know About Supercomputing at NASA

From exploring the solar system and outer space to improving life here on Earth, supercomputing is vital to NASA missions.

Vice President Harris to Visit NASA Goddard Today, Deliver Live Remarks

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland today, Nov. 5, to get a firsthand look at the agency’s work to combat the climate crisis and protect vulnerable communities.

NASA Partnership Supports the Next Generation of Space and Science Professionals

NASA's participation in the Mentoring365 program will provide connectivity and access to the next generation of space and science professionals.

NCCS ADAPT Science Cloud Helps Reveal Mercury’s Mysteries

Data analysis employing the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) ADAPT Science Cloud for nearly 1 year has revealed never-before-seen details of the planet Mercury’s geodetic properties — the evolution over time of its geometric shape and orientation in space.

NASA Field Campaigns Resume with GMAO and NCCS Support

After delays due to COVID-19, NASA and partner organizations enthusiastically mounted several field campaigns in spring-summer 2021. Key to campaign success are 12-kilometer-resolution atmospheric forecasts provided by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) and NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

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