Tag: climate data

Big Data Heads to Orbit with Weather Sats

Dec 3, 2015 |

Proponents assert the sky is the limit for big data. Indeed, data analytics is now headed into orbit with a deal between an Indian space agency and a commercial satellite provider specializing in microsatellites carrying sensors to collect earth and space weather along with climate data. Read more…

Seeing the Forest For the Trees With Analytics

Nov 20, 2014 |

Climate science, with its seemingly unlimited number of variables, is tailored-made for closer scrutiny using big data tools. With that notion in mind, researchers at the University of Alberta have begun using streaming analytics software provided by IBM to detect, visualize and—most important for meteorologists and climate scientists—predict in real-time subtle changes in the environment. Read more…

Climate Researchers Crunch Data on Weather Extremes

Aug 5, 2014 |

Few data science problems can top weather forecasting and climate modeling for sheer complexity. Hence, big data is playing a key role in tracking changes in global climate and, with it, weather and climate extremes. Read more…

Weathering Risk Management Data

Apr 9, 2012 |When it comes to data science, few areas create the demand for sophisticated big data tools quite like climate studies and risk management. For a company that blends the two of these difficult areas of research, the data management complexities are.... Read more…