Richard D. Loft

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A conservative transport scheme based on the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method has been developed for the cubed sphere. Two different central projection methods, equidistant and equiangular, are employed for mapping between the inscribed cube and the sphere. These mappings divide the spherical surface into six identical subdomains, and the resulting grid(More)
A discontinuous Galerkin shallow water model on the cubed sphere is developed, thereby extending the transport scheme developed by Nair et al. The continuous flux form nonlinear shallow water equations in curvilinear coordinates are employed. The spatial discretization employs a modal basis set consisting of Legendre polynomials. Fluxes along the element(More)
Climate modeling is a grand challenge problem where scientific progress is measured not in terms of the largest problem that can be solved but by the highest achievable integration rate. These models have been notably absent in previous Gordon Bell competitions due to their inability to scale to large processor counts. A scalable and efficient spectral(More)
In November 1994, the NEC Corporation announced the SX-4 supercomputer. It is the third in the SX series of supercomputers and is upward compatible from the SX-3R vector processor with enhancements for scalar processing, short vector processing, and parallel processing. In this paper we describe the architecture of the SX-4 which has an 8.0 ns clock cycle(More)
Climate modeling differs from weather forecasting primarily in terms of the spatial resolution and timescales involved. For example, weather models run at high resolution for short periods (from two to 10 days), whereas climate models run for decades or centuries of simulated time at much lower resolution to make the computations tractable. There are on the(More)