Friday, July 13, 2012

Free: 2012 Summer Short Course for Earth System Modeling and Supercomputing

Here is a free NASA 2012 Summer Short Course for Earth System Modeling and Supercomputing at NASA Ames Research Center! This is a great opportunity for Ph.D. students and early-career scientists to learn to use supercomputers to address global climate modeling/land interactions, terrestrial ecosystem modeling, Earth observation and data analysis. Sessions will be webcast live and also recorded.

You are invited to view any of the lectures in the short course via Adobe Connect.

Course times and dates: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 27, 2012, 9-5

The topics will include:
- The NASA Earth Exchange
- The Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS)
- Long-term monitoring from satellites, trends and variability
- Parallelism in Earth science modeling and data analysis codes
- Managing data in the High End Computing environment
- “Big data” at NASA and beyond
- Tools for workflow construction and data visualization
- Programming frameworks

A number of distinguished scientists including Piers Sellers (NASA), Randy Koster (NASA), Bala Govindasamy (IISc, India) Dave Schimel (NEON), Compton Tucker (NASA), Ranga Myneni (Boston U), John Townshend (U of Maryland), Steve Running (U of Montana), Vipin Kumar (U of Minnesota) and Balaji Rajagopalan (U of Colorado) are on-deck to talk about their careers, progress in Earth system science over the past 30 years and the way ahead.

PDT Agenda and Adobe Connect info: see

Please direct questions about the course to Rama Nemani ( or Jennifer Dungan (


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