Forecasting technological advacements

General Discussions: ASK John: Forecasting technological advacements

By regionrat on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 07:59 pm: Edit Post

John,
What (if any) are the next big technological advancements in weather forecasting? Will the advancements be incremental, or is there a piece of technology that will revolutionize forecasting?


By coldbear on Friday, September 04, 2009 - 08:14 am: Edit Post

I predict there will be a 50/50 chance that there will be a technolical advancement in weather forecasting.There,now I'm covered!


By admin on Friday, September 04, 2009 - 08:55 am: Edit Post

To the best of my knowledge there is nothing on the immediate horizon that would lend itself to a huge change in technological advancements in forecasting. Historically most of the advancements have been incremental and I would suspect that trend will continue.

-John


By petro45fg on Saturday, September 05, 2009 - 11:28 am: Edit Post

Although it is by NO means a revolutionary type of thing, the NWS will soon (like 1-2 years) be implementing dual-polar (vertical and well as horizontal beams) capability to the Doppler radar. This'll provide a more complete picture of the precip/wind patterns. In the 10-15 year range the next step will be a phased-array system which will use electronics to aim the beam, rather than have a big dish rotating and changing elevation.


By snobuilder on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 08:26 am: Edit Post

Perhaps someday they will be able to predict/explain how the "Big One" snowfalls can proportionally diminish in direct correlation to the quantity of HYPE our local SE WI. forecasters spew.


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