Category Archives: Meteorology

UK Met Office Doing Worldwide Natural Disaster Warning Systems

The UK Met Office is working with the US Government (not the National Weather Service/NOAA), NASA, and Google to increase natural disaster warning systems across the globe.  Forecasts will be on the seasonal/climate area in Africa and Asia.  The goal … Continue reading

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National Water Center Opening in Alabama

The National Water Center is opening at the University of Alabama.  Its stakeholder goals are to improve flood and water forecasts for emergency responses for flooding or drought like the recent events in California and Texas.  The goal will be … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Going Rural

More and more companies in the west coast Silicon Valley area of the United States are getting into agriculture technology development.  A recent Fortune article mentions how companies from Google to Monsanto along with many other startups are jumping into … Continue reading

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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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Western Australia Getting Six New Doppler Weather Radars

Western Australia is getting six new Doppler weather radars.  The locations are not on the Bureau of Meteorology site yet.  There is no mention on the BoM site which band of radar they are installing, it will probably be a … Continue reading

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