News: Large-Scale Simulations of Coastal Flooding

2013/04/04 – The Daily Texan
UT research group uses math, simulations to analyze hurricanes
by Mark Carrion


Casey Dietrich is one of 14 researchers besides Dawson who works in the research group. He said having access to Stampede, UT’s new and powerful supercomputer, is important for the simulations the group runs.

“We’re very lucky we get access to one of the largest supercomputers in the world,” Dietrich said. “That opens the door for us to run larger, more interesting problems.”

Dietrich said the models they run use calculations from Stampede that allow them to analyze changes in an area as small as 20 meters.

“We can really see how the flooding is affecting the environment,” Dietrich said.