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 disruptions due to the weather and greater climate.

Daily weather can impact up to 3% of GDP depending on the events, a private sector example is increased wind forecasts saved Excel Energy $40 million in the last few years.  Congress should increase funding to allow increase movement of commerce by incorporating better weather research to minimize economic impacts.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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