When hurricanes or tropical storms head toward the North Carolina coast, RENCI’s Dell PowerEdge cluster, called Hatteras, springs into action, producing finely-detailed models of possible storm tracks and resulting coastal storm surge several times a day.
A recent upgrade to Hatteras means more capacity to produce a large number of storm surge forecast ensembles and high-resolution models in less than three hours. The effort to upgrade Hatteras was documented in a recent case study developed by Dell.
Read the case study.
For more on RENCI’s coastal modeling work, see Coastal Hazards Modeling web page.
Earth Data Science is an entity of RENCI