Ohio’s strengths in basic and applied research are broad and deep, spanning a multitude of academic, business and industrial organizations. The spectrum of clients served by the Ohio Supercomputer Center likewise encompasses many fields of study. This diversity attracts to Ohio eminent scholars and innovative entrepreneurs, as well as a breadth of regional, national and global
research funding. A review of several of these projects yields a team of chemists and naturalists constructing computer simulations of forest fires that predict the dangers of controlled burns to wildlife. Researchers are measuring the water elevations of Amazon River tributaries to better understand the complexity of seasonal flooding. And, others are conducting vital studies in fields as diverse as psychology, linguistics, economics, engineering and political science. The Center strives to assist customers with basic needs, while simultaneously meeting the requirements of its most advanced customers, as evidenced by the significant projects described in the following links.