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Coupled Marine Ecosystem Modelling on High-Performance Computers


Ashworth, M and Proctor, R and Allen, JI and Blackford, JC, Coupled Marine Ecosystem Modelling on High-Performance Computers, Developments in Teracomputing: Proceedings of the Ninth ECMWF Workshop on the Use of High Performance Computing in Meteorology, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., W Zwieflhofer, N Kreitz (ed), London, pp. 150-163. ISBN 9789810247614 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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Simulation of the marine environment has become an important tool across a wide range of human activities, with applications in coastal engineering, offshore industries, fisheries management, marine pollution monitoring, weather forecasting and climate research to name but a few. Hydrodynamic models have been under development for many years and have reached a high level of sophistication. However, sustainable management of the ecological resources of coastal environments demands an ability to understand and predict the behaviour of the marine ecosystem. Thus, it is highly desirable to extend the capabilities of existing models to include chemical, bio-geo-chemical and biological processes within the marine ecosystem.

This paper describes the development of a high-resolution threedimensional coupled transport/ecosystem model of the Northwest European continental shelf and explores the particular problems encountered in its implementation on high-performance computer systems. We present preliminary results from the coupled model. We also discuss the performance levels achieved and the parallelization and optimization strategies employed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:coupled marine ecosystem modelling, high-performance computers
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Proctor, R (Dr Roger Proctor)
ID Code:120921
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Integrated Marine Observing System
Deposited On:2017-09-01
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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