Tag: NOAA

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…