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Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 Coronal Holes Team Publishes Results at NeurIPS 2020

01.14.2021
Helio Hackweek 2020 “Coronal Holes” team members and other hackweek participants continued their collaboration and published a paper and poster of their results at the 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. “SEARCH: SEgmentation of polAR Coronal Holes,” was published at the Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences Workshop.

NCCS-Enabled Science Advances Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting

01.06.2021
From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
???NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic,??? said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA Goddard’s AI Center of Excellence Connects Scientists and Engineers to the Latest Advances in Artificial Intelligence

12.18.2020
The mission of the AI Center of Excellence is to enable new AI techniques for scientific discovery, providing scientists within NASA Goddard and their partners beyond NASA with resources for increased collaboration, innovation, and co-learning.

NCCS Supports Monitoring the Global Decline of Air Pollution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

12.10.2020
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and university scientists researched the decline and subsequent recovery of nitrogen dioxide related to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders around the globe by combining a near-real-time computer simulation with surface observations using substantial NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources.

NCCS Announces a New, On-Premise GitLab Service!

12.04.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) announces a new, easy-to-access, on-premise GitLab service for collaborative software development.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

12.01.2020
Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

Monitoring the Global Decline of Air Pollution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.20.2020
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an important air pollutant formed during the combustion of fossil fuels. The reduced human activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp reductions in surface NO2 around the globe.

Tree Census from Space: Quantifying Woody Biomass Using Machine Learning

11.19.2020
Combining 50-cm scale satellite data with computing resources from the NCCS and NCSA, Goddard’s Compton Tucker and collaborators mapped a surprising 1.8 billion trees across West Africa and determined the area of leaves within the tree crowns, which, with tree height calculations, will allow accurate predictions of carbon in the wood of these trees.

NCCS and Partners Highlight Recent Scientific Advancements at Virtual SC20 Conference

11.16.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center partners will highlight their recent advances during SC20, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis being held virtually November 9–19, 2020.

NASA Research Exhibit to Highlight Science and Engineering Advances at the Virtual SC20 Supercomputing Conference

11.16.2020
From assessing COVID-19’s global impacts to helping NASA return humans to the Moon to searching the cosmos for new exoplanets, researchers from across NASA, with university and industry partners, will highlight their latest advances, enabled by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC20—the International Conference for High Performance Computing.

NASA and NOAA Scientists Develop Method to Create Continuous Ozone Climate Data Record

10.23.2020
To help scientists monitor Earth's stratospheric ozone for years to come, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories researchers used the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer to create consistency between two satellite ozone datasets.

Hackweek 2020 Teams Use Machine Learning and GPUs to Analyze Heliophysics Data

10.13.2020
The virtual Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 took place August 20–28, 2020, hosted by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and co-sponsored by NVIDIA, with strong support from the University of Washington eScience Institute.

NASA Hydrological Forecast System Supports Food and Water Security in Africa and Middle East

09.18.2020
The new NASA Hydrological Forecast and Analysis System (NHyFAS) joins the U.S. Agency for International Development's Famine Early Warning System Network to help Africa and the Middle East better prepare for droughts and related disasters. NHyFAS runs monthly at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NASA Scientists Explore Venus Habitable Climate Scenarios at NCCS

08.28.2020
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) scientists leveraged NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) supercomputing resources for several months to model a hypothetical climate history for Venus over the past 4.2 billion years.

NCCS GPU Cluster Now Live for NASA-Funded Scientists!

08.10.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) announces a new resource for NASA-funded scientists: a graphics processing unit (GPU) cluster running on the ADAPT Science Cloud and specifically built for accelerating artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads using GPUs.

NCCS Spatial Analytics Platform Helps the GFED Project Speed Up Global and Local Fire Analysis

08.07.2020
NASA scientists are using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Spatial Analytics Platform and its Esri ArcGIS Server resources to provide a new, publicly shared data visualization analysis resource, the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED).

NCCS Debuts Centralized Storage with Curated Earth Science Datasets

08.05.2020
Now available to all NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) computing platforms is a new resource hosting notable Earth science datasets—the Centralized Storage System.

Assimilating Satellite Data Yields a First Look at COVID-19’s Impact on Carbon Dioxide

07.21.2020
Combining NASA satellite data with a computer model yields a first look at changes in global carbon dioxide concentrations after Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions began during early 2020. The study ran on a custom configuration of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer.

NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University – Part 2

06.30.2020
Among other collaborative machine learning projects, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and the National Science Foundation Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University are classifying clouds to more accurately model and forecast local precipitation.

Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate

06.16.2020
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University

05.29.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University collaborate on many innovative machine learning research projects including the Climate Data Downscaling Project.

NCCS Upgrade Markedly Improves Skill of NASA Seasonal Prediction System

05.15.2020
NASA’s upgraded seasonal prediction system shows substantial improvement in performance, infrastructure, and forecast skill over its predecessor, per a broad set of experiments carried out at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

Discover CPUs and ADAPT GPUs Help Accelerate Findings in Astronomical Data

04.30.2020
Using NCCS high-performance computing systems, a data scientist extracted millions of light curves from observed astronomical objects, enabling scientists to identify new planet candidates and stars.

NCCS-Enabled Gravity Models Reveal Density of Moon’s Crust

04.17.2020
NASA Goddard and university scientists built high-resolution models of the Moon’s gravity field using NCCS supercomputers and data from GRAIL and LRO, revealing detailed structure of the lunar crust.
Paper by Goossens et al. (2020) in J. Geophys. Res.-Planets that presents these results.
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