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Freshwater mountains: an adventure in 3D simulation

06/07/2012

Potable water is a rare resource in many countries. However, there are gigantic reservoirs of fresh water that have yet to be exploited: icebergs. Each year, tens of thousands of icebergs are adrift in the polar regions, all destined to melt into the oceans’ salt waters. Using 3D simulation, Dassault Systèmes’ teams are trying to determine if an iceberg can be towed from Newfoundland to the Canary Isles, how it will melt in transit, and what to expect if the iceberg breaks up.

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