Research Focus Areas
Computational Science and
How do you see and understand the forces that shape our earth—like water flow, earthquakes, fire, and drought? Experiments and observation can only take you so far.
Los Alamos uses computational science and mathematics to get a more complete picture of earth processes.
Computational studies help us understand specific earth processes—how groundwater flows, for example—and enable us to predict the behavior of global, regional, and small-scale earth systems.
Through computational studies, we can merge real-world data to predict the behavior of physical processes—the flow of wildfire, the transport of radioactive waste, the elasticity of seismic waves.
We can analyze endless "what if?" scenarios to better understand the world around us and determine how true-to-life our simulation results may be.
Computational modeling plays a role in nearly all EES work. It provides muscle for research into a wide range of topics, including groundwater flow and transport in the Española Basin, the impact of Laboratory activity on groundwater contamination in Northern New Mexico, urban sprawl, and the movement of the earth's crust.
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