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Table 1: Applications of Computational Science.

Various applications disciplines are at different stages in their assimilation of computational science (see table 1). Some, like aerodynamics, have fully integrated it into their culture. Others, like oceanography, have more recently begun to recognize its potential as a consequence of pioneering efforts, such as global ocean modeling. In still other disciplines, such as many of the life sciences, much work remains to be done in determining the role of computational science. Despite the varying degrees to which computational science has currently penetrated particular applications disciplines, the evidence that it will have a fundamental impact on virtually all disciplines is clear.