Monthly Archives: April 2015

Petaflops not for Export To Some Countries

When you consider the world of weather modeling combined with modeling from Geomatics applications, petaflops are what can take it to the next level.  This recent BBC story that Intel is restricted from exporting a new generation of Xeon processors … Continue reading

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Proper funding of Atmospheric Sciences Research

The Washington Post put out a good article on the investment of Atmospheric Sciences research.  The story relates return relative to GDP, the better we can understand storms, the better we can anticipate them, the better we can minimize economic … Continue reading

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Climate Change from a Meteorological Point of View

The Fargo Forum published a recent article about WDAY/WDAZ Chief Meteorologist John Wheeler’s scientific perspective on climate change.  It is a good article, he goes beyond the traditional political positions taken in the United States.  He does a good analysis … Continue reading

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UAVs for Storm Damage Surveys

Vanuatu was recently hit by Cyclone Pam, causing massive damage to most of the South Pacific island.  Currently UAVs are being used for disaster recovery surveys.  The story appears to mention that oblique imagery is the majority being captured, no … Continue reading

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GrandSky UAV Park Tenants and Potential Tenants List is Growing

The current and possible tenant list for the upcoming GrandSky UAV park just outside Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota is growing.  North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is encouraging General Atomics to have a presence at the facility.  Northrup Grumman has … Continue reading

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UAVs Used for Agriculture Disaster Survey in Australia

A recent story from ABC Rural shows a example in Australia of UAVs doing disaster survey flights across agriculture areas after Cyclone Marcia.  The farm in the story was hit by mostly flood damage along with the winds from the … Continue reading

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