This HPCC/ESS Grand Challenge project, sponsored by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration, is a collaboration between the Laboratory for Computational Physics & Fluid Dynamics (LCP&FD) and the Solar-Terrestrial Relationships Branch of the Space Science Division (SSD), at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC. They are joined by collaborators at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and at Stanford University.
The team is headed by John H Gardner of NRL's LCP&FD.
Our technical objectives are to develop and optimize a suite of codes using different types of numerical algorithms on massively parallel computers and then apply these codes to a number of outstanding fundamental problems of solar activity and heliospheric dynamics. The scientific goals are to develop a greater understanding of such phenomena as the development of chromospheric eruptions, spicules, surges, and other explosive events, the dynamics of coronal loops, prominence formation and coronal ejecta, and the structure and heating of coronal holes.The links listed below will take you to detailed descriptions of our project goals and accomplishments. Welcome!
Who we are and how to contact us.
Project goals and progress.
Software for high-performance numerical simulations.
Applications to solar activity and heliospheric dynamics.
Project reports by our team.
Journal articles, books and proceedings papers, and presentations.