Published on September 26, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
In the rapidly emerging and flexible computing paradigm of cloud computing, a new system was needed to address the academic research community’s needs to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new applications of cloud computing in customized environments. Chameleon, launched in 2015, was designed to do just that.
Scientists know that storms with a rotating updraft on their southwestern side -- which are particularly common in the spring on the U.S. southern plains -- are associated with the biggest, most severe tornadoes and also produce a lot of large hail. However, clear ideas on how they form and how to predict these events in advance have been elusive.