Tag: NOAA

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…