NOAA Bets Forecasting Success on Supercomputers

Early fall, as hurricane season begins, is the time when many Americans start to closely follow weather reports.
Because predicting the strength and movement of huge storm systems that bring destruction and death is of crucial importance, meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have invested in supercomputers that allow for better predictions up to as six days in advance of a storm’s arrival.
Hurricane Sandy, which hit the U.S. East Coast …

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