Energy and the Environment

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Energy & the Environment

The solution of complex global energy and environmental sustainability issues will increase demand for modeling and simulation capabilities. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is supporting ambitious researchers who are investigating various aspects of these challenges, such as synthesizing historical weather data to create largescale polar climate models; exploiting massive volumes of satellite data to model flood patterns; simulating air flow around aircraft wings and payload cavities; modeling congested and multifaceted transportation systems; and evaluating unintended collateral threats to endangered species of wildlife. Scientists are developing new, costeffective sources of sustainable energy by developing new materials and processes to enhance wind and solar power generation and by creating new fuel products from biomass. The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides powerful resources for researchers who today find themselves in the throes of a worldwide Green Revolution.