Whud Storm Center
January 7, 2011 by USA Post
Whud Storm Center, (NOAA) – NOAA now uses improved weather and marine forecast models for the Great Lakes that will extend to 36 hours forecast 60 hours in the future to better serve the commercial and recreational mariners, the shipping industry, stakeholders of Emergency managers of water resources and the private weather industry.
The Great Lakes Operational Forecast System Service NOAA’s National Ocean, which predicts currents, water levels and water temperature, is now running on the NOAA National Weather Service powerful reliable supercomputers. Super computers running around the clock, providing a computing system to generate more reliable models forecast Great Lakes and eventually produces more timely forecasts. Initial estimates and forecasts are GLOF online http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs/glofs.html.
The National Weather Service provides clients with forecasts of wind and waves, in addition to the weather forecast for the five Great Lakes. Bring forecasts from the National Ocean Service within the computer system itself provides an opportunity for customers to have access to Great Lakes predictions from a single source.
“We are increasing the capacity of environmental modeling within NOAA by leveraging existing resources and partnerships,” said Dr. Louis Uccellini, director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, a division of National Weather Service. “This initiative will allow clients to NOAA, more reliable information and timely.”
This initiative is a first step to link the efforts of the NOAA Environmental Modeling with the state of the art technology and paves the way for a more transparent way to provide environmental forecasts at the base of diverse customers NOAA the future. In addition, this effort will help the ability of NOAA to manage marine ecosystems of the nation and supports the Integrated Ocean Observing System – a partnership between federal, regional, and private sector working to increase understanding of oceans, coasts and Great Lakes so that policymakers can take steps to improve security, strengthen the economy and protect the environment.
“This initiative will lead to major advances in environmental modeling within NOAA, said David Kennedy, Acting Assistant Administrator of the National NOAA Ocean. “Imagine a system that may one day help us provide more accurate forecasts and timely to maritime commerce safer and more effective and also lead to improvements in ecological forecasting, such as predicting harmful algal blooms. “
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