News tagged with weather predictions

Taking the surprise out of hurricane season

Prior to the 1960's, the biggest storms on Earth could take people by surprise. Someone standing on a beach in Florida might not know if a distant bank of clouds was a routine squall or … the harbinger of a powerful hurricane.

dateOct 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
shares5 comments 0

Regional solar storm forecasts set to begin

For the first time beginning next month, forecasts of the regional effects of solar storms will help protect the power grid and communications satellites, thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the University of ...

dateSep 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
shares55 comments 0

The mathematics of weather prediction

Dutifully processing 2.8 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second around the clock, these computers — each about the size of a school bus — are the nucleus of weather and climate forecasting in the United States ...

dateMay 13, 2016 in Earth Sciences
shares110 comments 0