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    Source: "Consider a Spherical Cow" by John Harte. Narrative and case study design by Robert R. Gotwals, Jr.


    The goal of this case study is to learn about the flow of atmospheric pollutants between the northern and southern hemispheres.

    The case study uses the conceptual framework of computational science -- application, algorithm, and architecture. You should recall that application refers to the scientific problem of interest and the components of that problem that we wish to study and/or include. The algorithm refers to the numerical/mathematical representation of that problem, including any numerical method or recipe used to solve the algorithm. Finally, the architecture refers to the computing platform and software tool(s) used to compute a solution set for the algorithm(s) developed.

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