Global climate and environmental change : Scientific issues and computing needs
Over the last few years public concern about the possible consequences of climatic change and stratospheric ozone depletion has helped to generate a flurry of activities and research projects. International research programmes have now been put in place to address these issues and provide a better scientific basis for policy making. The objectives of this paper are: (i) to outline a few of the more significant problems and document the reasons why these issues need attention; (ii) to discuss some of the scientific tools and techniques that are applied to study these problems, in particular mathematical modelling and remote sensing; (iii) to assess the kind of computing resources (hardware and software) that will be needed in the foreseeable future to investigate these problems.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: SPEEDUP 11th Workshop on Vector and Parallel Computing, Lugano (CH), March 19, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36718 ORA
Record Number: 199210637 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en