A coupled non-hydrostatic atmosphere-ocean model has been developed, capable of multiscale-multiphysics simulation according to purpose or use. The coupled model has been optimized for Earth Simulator, and has reached a peak computational efficiency of 55%.
The Advanced Visualization and Perception Research Group is developing algorithms and tools for high-performance visualization, representation, and processing of large-scale data produced by Earth Simulator.
The Geophysical Fluid Simulation Research Group conducts high-resolution and large-scale simulations of the ocean and atmosphere to understand the oceanic roles in global climate and its variability.
The Simulation Technology Application Research Group is active in application of large-scale numerical simulations to various industries, and in development of the simulation technologies through collaboration research with universities and companies.
We develop ensemble-based assimilation systems of atmospheric, cryospheric and greenhouse gas data and to conduct observing system research in order to evaluate observations and to study predictability. This is a cross-cutting team among the Earth Simulator Center and several programs of the Research Institute for Global Change, conducted in cooperation with researchers at the University of Maryland and at Doshisha University.