The formation of surface archaeological deposits in arid Australia

"NeSI staff developed customised shell scripts that allowed us to generate thousands of simulated populations in rapid succession on the NeSI cluster."
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Improving New Zealand's weather forecasting ability

A 36 hour forecast by NZCSM takes 130 minutes to complete using 810 processors spread across 13 nodes of FitzRoy
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Modelling ash and gas dispersion for the 2012 eruption of Te Maari at Mount Tongariro

Scientists from NIWA, Massey University and GNS Science work together to test ash and gas dispersion models.
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Enhancing rock permeability to improve geothermal energy production

The key to sustainable and productive heat extraction lies in the enhancement of those native percolation pathways. This allows sufficient flow rates without allowing cold water to pass to the receiver wells.
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Studying the shape and the size of the universe

“The results could provide a very important piece of information about the connection between quantum physics and General Relativity and how the universe emerged from the quantum foam of spacetime.”
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When asking for help leads to a 1300x speedup

“[This] enabled us to complete the entire computation within 24 hours.”
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Simulating storms to improve building codes

How good is the Wind Loading Standard at estimating wind loads for structures in rugged terrain where direct wind measurements are not available?
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Examining the Earth’s electro-magnetic field in 3D

Researchers achieve 80 fold speedup thanks to hardware and support available through NeSI
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Forecasting hazards with new adaptive modelling techniques

“Adaptive methods are being used to improve the accuracy and timeliness of wind, wave and tsunami forecasts”
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Modelling glaciers of the Southern Alps

"Without this fantastic resource, high resolution modelling of large ice sheet domains would be impossible."
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