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July 22, 2010

Predicting Success with Niwa Supercomputer

Katie Chapman

Kiwis will have better warnings of floods, droughts and storms now a new supercomputer has been switched on – but don’t expect the daily weather forecast to improve. Niwa’s new $12.7 million computer – the most powerful in the southern hemisphere – will be officially launched today.The supercomputer will improve scientists’ ability to forecast the impact of severe weather events such as flooding, storm surge and inundation. It will also model climate change, river flow, ocean levels and wave patterns.

Full story at The Dominion Post

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