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Professor Rood Discusses the Future of Weather Forecasting on The Weather Channel

Posted: September 9, 2016

Professor Rood Discusses the Future of Weather Forecasting on The Weather Channel

On September 11th, 2016, Climate & Space Professor Richard Rood took part in a discussion on the subject of the Future of Weather Forecasting as part of The Weather Channel's WX Geeks program. 

Here's a link to the program.

The National Weather Service recently announced that is developing a new model to replace the Global Forecast System (GFS). The (GFS) is a weather forecast model craeted by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and its data includes dozens of atmospheric variables such as temperature, wind, precipitation, soil moisture and atmospheric ozone concentration. The new version of the GFS will retain the name, but the underlying model will change. 

This Sunday's discussion will address such questions as the differences between the US and European forecasting models, in what ways the new GFS will differ the old model, and what forecasting advancements we might see in the near future. 

More information about the program can be found in this Weather Underground blog post from Dr. Marshall Shepherd.


If you're interested in reading more from Professor Rood, he also writes a blog for Weather Undergound.

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