Upgrades to NOAA supercomputers will soon increase the accuracy of US weather forecast models

Weather forecasting models in the United States are about to get a big upgrade thanks to two new supercomputers.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently completed installation of the new hardware in Phoenix, Arizona, and Manassas, Virginia. Combined, the two supercomputers will increase NOAA’s weather and climate forecasting capabilities by 20%.

Brian Gross is the director of NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center. Gross said that this increase in computing power immediately expands the capability of US forecast models.“The speed and the skill of these numerical weather prediction models is directly tied to the amount of computing power that we can throw […]

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