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New Supercomputer Helps NOAA's Weather Service Improve Speed And Accuracy Of Weather Forecasts

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January 19, 2000
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One of the world's most powerful supercomputers is now generating faster and more precise predictions of the atmosphere, resulting in more accurate forecasts for every city in the nation, NOAA announced. This new supercomputer is five times—and eventually will be 28 times—faster than its predecessor, which allows NOAA's National Weather Service to improve the accuracy of local and national forecasts and warning lead times for potentially dangerous severe weather.

January 18, 2000 — One of the world's most powerful supercomputers is now generating faster and more precise predictions of the atmosphere, resulting in more accurate forecasts for every city in the nation, NOAA announced today. This new supercomputer is five times—and eventually will be 28 times—faster than its predecessor, which allows NOAA's National Weather Service to improve the accuracy of local and national forecasts and warning lead times for potentially dangerous severe weather.


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National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. "New Supercomputer Helps NOAA's Weather Service Improve Speed And Accuracy Of Weather Forecasts." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 January 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000119075723.htm>.
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. (2000, January 19). New Supercomputer Helps NOAA's Weather Service Improve Speed And Accuracy Of Weather Forecasts. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000119075723.htm
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