Benjamin Nichols

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has an urgent need to both understand and predict the effects of high-altitude (z > 10 km) turbulence (HAT) on systems that operate at or propagate through those altitudes. Examples of systems affected by HAT include surveillance aircraft such as the U-2 and the unmanned Global Hawk, developing weapons systems such as the(More)
The World Wide Web Instructional Committee (WWWIC) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is in the process of developing interactive and immersive worlds for educational purposes. WWWIC's major projects include the Virtual Cell for cell biology education, the Geology Explorer for geology education, and the Digital Archive Network for Anthropology for(More)
Vertical nesting and adaptive vertical gridding in nested mesoscale weather research and forecasting (WRF)/microscale codes are developed. The inner nest of WRF is coupled with a sequence of embedded microscale nests, both horizontally and vertically. The fully three-dimensional (3D), compressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved with a stretched,(More)
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