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Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models


August 21, 2018

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Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio used computer models on the Stampede2 supercomputer to replicate the dispersal of gases from the April 4, 2017, chemical weapons attack in northwest Syria. The simulations were able to capture real world conditions despite a scarcity of information. Recently, the team developed a coarse model that uses seasonal conditions as background information to speed up calculations, reducing forecasting time from days to minutes. Full Story

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The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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