June 2012

Storm tracking

Graph theory reveals hidden links that could greatly improve scientists’ predictions of hurricane activity.

October 2010

Virtual ice-breaker

Fractures fuel the breakup of ice sheets and herald the effects of global waming, but climate models find it tough to track the cracks.

December 2009

Girding the grid

Computational tools help to improve the interconnected grids that power homes and businesses and to avoid major failures like the 2003 Northeast blackout.

September 2009

Past blasts

Climate modelers are analyzing the past 150 years of weather to compare today’s storms and climate trends to yesteryear’s.

June 2009

Science in motion

Scientific visualization harnesses the power of computing and human vision as full partners in scientific reasoning.