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Professor Rood discusses improving weather prediction in Washington Post

Posted: July 9, 2013

Professor Rood discusses improving weather prediction in Washington Post

A Washington Post article on U.S. weather prediction improvement quoted Professor Ricky Rood.

The article states that NOAA will direct $23.7 million in improvements to the National Weather Service. These improvements will include a ten-fold increase in the capacity of the supercomputer running the GFS (Global Forecast System) model.

“These upgrades and plans represent a substantial improvement of the primary modeling system used by the Weather Service,” Rood told the Post. 

The funding comes from Hurricane Sandy relief legislation promises to improve weather forecasts, according to the article.

To read the full article, please visit the Washington Post.

To read Rood’s previous Washington Post commentary, click here.

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