Earth systems are both extremely complex and have major influences on human health, safety, and economies. Visualization tools at HLRS make it possible to transform large-scale simulations into immersive, 3D experiences that make it much easer to understand models and predictions. By visualizing phenomena such as climate, weather, air pollution, earthquakes, and flood risks, decision makers and citizens gain perspectives that can raise awareness of and support decision making to reduce potential risks.
In the Open Forecast project, HLRS developed tools for integrating publicly available datasets of air quality measurements together with geodata and building information to help identify air pollution "hot spots."
As part of the ChEESE project, HLRS investigated how visualization based on simulation data could help decision makers to understand how earthquakes, volcanoes, or tsunamis could potentially impact cities.
High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
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A member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, HLRS is one of three German national centers for high-performance computing.
HLRS is a central unit of the University of Stuttgart.