Taking Cues from Cubes

ocean surface current speeds evolving in time This is a still from an animation that shows ocean surface current speeds evolving in time (Jan. 1993 to Dec. 2002) and projected onto the cube grid. Red are faster surface currents (for example the Gulf Stream).
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May 20, 2009

With the help of advanced NASA supercomputers, JPL scientists are taking their cues from cubes to develop better models of ocean circulation and climate.

For more information, go to http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/supercomputing_051409.html .



A soybean field in Ohio. Image credit: WikiMedia Commons Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

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This artist's concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

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The severity of California's current drought is illustrated in these images of Folsom Lake, a reservoir in Northern California located 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento. NASA Responds to California's Evolving Drought

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