CBS Miami: Social Media Becomes Growing Tool For Meteorologists Sharing Important Hurricane Forecasts, Updates

CBS Miami: Social Media Becomes Growing Tool For Meteorologists Sharing Important Hurricane Forecasts, Updates. “Communicating before and during a storm is imperative for hurricane forecasters and meteorologists. Social media has become an integral tool in getting out information quickly and efficiently.”

CBR: IBM Weather Forecasting Crowd Sources Data Via Phones and Planes

CBR: IBM Weather Forecasting Crowd Sources Data Via Phones and Planes. “The Weather Company, a subsidiary of IBM, has unveiled the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF) which will provide hourly-updated weather forecasts with a high degree of accuracy. GRAF will gather data in a crowd source manner from millions of devices and sensors worldwide to build a dataset of constantly updating weather informatics.”

NOAA: NOAA and partners release database for research to bridge weather to climate forecast gap

NOAA: NOAA and partners release database for research to bridge weather to climate forecast gap . “Wouldn’t it be nice to know now what the weather is going to be like for the vacation you have planned next month? Or, if you’re a farmer, whether you’re going to get enough rainfall during a crucial planting time coming up in a few weeks? Weather forecasts help us make decisions about the next few days to a week, and seasonal climate forecasts give us information on the time scale of three months to a year or more. But a significant gap in scientists’ understanding has limited the ability to forecast what will happen two weeks to two months from now, also called the subseasonal scale…. Two new datasets, funded in part by NOAA Research’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program, now provide easy access to 60 terabytes of climate forecasts containing predictions of rainfall, temperature, winds and other variables at the subseasonal level.”