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NOAA Expands its Data Drone Fleet

Apr 1, 2020 |

As it ramps up a national AI strategy, the U.S. government is beefing up its drone fleet to collect ever-greater amounts of environmental data.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said this week it will use new funding to launch its Unmanned Systems Operations Program. Read more…

NOAA Updates Its Massive Climate Dataset

Jan 15, 2020 |

As Australia burns, understanding and mitigating the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Now, by leveraging the computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the U.S. Read more…

NOAA Announces New Data Collaborations with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft

Dec 23, 2019 |

The United States’ National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) possesses vast amounts of environmental data. Now, NOAA has announced a set of collaborations with major cloud providers, promising to “generate untold opportunities for scientific and economic advances.”

NOAA’s new multi-year agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft will dramatically expand “rapid and reliable” no-cost public access to NOAA data, which accumulates at a rate of tens of terabytes per day, gleaned from satellites, radar, weather models, and more. Read more…

Weather Data Points to Massive ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hitting Eastern U.S.

Jan 3, 2018 |

Hurricane hunter airplanes today are flying into a building winter storm along the Eastern seaboard that meteorologists have dubbed a “bomb cyclone” due to a forecast for rapidly dropping barometric pressure. Read more…

Big Bird Data Project Probes Migrations

Jul 31, 2017 |

On a quiet spring or fall evening, high above, you may have heard the honking of migrating Canada Geese somehow flying in formation either due north or south. To determine just how our feathered friends accomplish these epic passages, a team of data scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will use more than 200 million archived radar scans from the U.S. Read more…

U.S. Taps Data to Improve Forecasts

Oct 24, 2016 |

As they struggle to keep pace with more frequent outbreaks of severe weather, U.S. forecasters are looking for better ways of incorporating more data into storm and flood predictions.

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NOAA Launches Big Data Project

May 6, 2015 |

A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite weather data generated each day. Read more…

The Big Data Weather Watchers in the Sky

Jun 24, 2013 |A Utah outfit called GeoMetWatch could help usher in an era of dramatically improved weather forecasts if it successfully gets a series of hyperspectral atomosphereic sounders into orbit. These big data collectors in the sky will provide a much more detailed view of the movement and composition of the atmosphere, and have the potential to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in weather-related losses each year. Read more…

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