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NCAR Installs 76-teraflop Supercomputer for Critical Research on Climate Change, Severe Weather


May 8, 2008

IBM supercomputer Computer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, new research concludes. The study can help scientists improve computer models and determine if Earth's southernmost continent will warm significantly this century, a major research question because of Antarctica's potential impact on global sea-level rise. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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