Richardson's forecast factory from 1922


Richardson's forecast factory from 1922




Decades before the first supercomputers, mathematician Lewis Fry Richardson dreamed of a sort of factory for global climate modeling.

Today, computer systems with hundreds of thousands of computer cores have made that fantasy a reality. They process billions of weather observations in parallel to run a model.

Bigger and faster computers enable more accurate modeling because they can divide the world into smaller parts and simulate the passage of time using shorter increments.

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