NCSA 30 | 1989 July
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July 1989

Thunderstorm visualization debuts at SIGGRAPH

Bob Wilhelmson, NCSA's former Chief Science Officer, had no problem generating simulations that spawn tornadoes. In the late 1980s, however, a wicked thunderstorm that threatened to spawn a tornado was the most computing power at the time would allow. Even that was thrilling, though. "In the 1970s, I had to travel to the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ARPANET access gave me an early look at...

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