NIWA Weather Related Hazards research programme

Water conservation applies to weather models too

"NeSI’s support on this project has been extremely valuable and will improve the accuracy of our flood forecasts.”
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Andrew Pauling Antarctica

Understanding sea ice changes in the Antarctic

“There’s no other way to run these models. They really need that infrastructure. The models are getting bigger and bigger and the systems need to keep up.”
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A statistical modelling approach to monitoring ecosystems

“From my perspective, it was extraordinarily beneficial to have access to NeSI as resource, it really transformed what I thought I would be able to do. The field of statistics at the moment is really on the edge and is advancing all the time."
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Preparing New Zealand to adapt to climate change

“The UK Met Office and NIWA have relied on NeSI staff’s deep knowledge of interpolation techniques to assess the strengths and limitations of different earth system data regridding packages.”
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Turning data points into research insights

“By splitting the computational workload over hundreds of cores, we were able to significantly reduce the amount of time needed to produce these data-rich high-quality models.”
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Fresh approaches for modelling geothermal systems

A NeSI case study from The Geothermal Institute and GNS Science.
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Quake damage

When getting back to basics is better than fancy new tools

"This is a classic example of the huge advances that are being achieved through our excellent collaboration with NeSI."
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Calum Chamberlain servicing the Solution Ranges seismic site above the Landsborough Valley.

Scouring continuous seismic data for Low-Frequency Earthquakes

"As a PhD student close to completion, the speed-up afforded by the NeSI infrastructure and the ease of migration came at a crucial time. Everything was straightforward and well-documented, and the expertise of the technical team was invaluable.”
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Ground-motion simulations of earthquakes in the North Island of New Zealand

“Without NeSI’s supercomputer, we cannot run our simulations with a sufficient resolution.”
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Amplitude rendered on 3D landscape map

Visualisation of Canterbury earthquake simulations

“The high-performance computing expertise from NeSI staff was critical to seamlessly port, run, and post-process analyses, enabling my team and I to fully understand the technical aspects of this important and complicated problem.” Assoc. Prof. Bradley
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