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Modelling The Indonesian Throughflow

Rising ocean temperatures have given rise to coral bleaching events at higher rates than have been seen in observed history. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research are studying how effectively coral reef ecosystems can repopulate each other after bleaching events through a metric called Potential Connectivity. In this visualization, we observe a state of the art flow simulation called CT-ROMS. This simulation replicates the nature of the Coral Triangle, recognized as the world center for marine biodiversity.

 

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Science Credits

Joanie Kleypas, Frederic Castruccio

Computational Modeling

Frederic Castruccio, Enrique Curchitser

Computational Resources

This research was conducted on NCAR’s Yellowstone supercomputer, utilizing 145,000 compute hours.

Funding

NSF

Visualization and Post-production

Scott Pearse, Matt Rehme

Model

CT-ROMS

Visualization Software

VAPOR