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|The Discovery of Global Warming June 2010
The supercomputer room at the National Center for Atmospheric Research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado (shown here) in 2002. This was one of only a few machines in the world capable of handling a full Global Climate Model. Such models, which take into account hundreds of different phenomena and their interactions, are among the largest jobs handled by any computer. Every 5-10 years a model is moved onto a more powerful computer.
Courtesy the University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).