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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/17/supercomputer-improve-weather-forecasts-receive-12-billion-funding/
 

Supercomputer to improve weather forecasts to receive £1.2 billion funding from the Government

Technology could offer more sophisticated rainfall predictions and better forecasts at airports

ByTelegraph Reporters17 February 2020 • 12:56am
 

A new supercomputer providing more accurate forecasts of severe weather is to receive £1.2 billion from the Government towards its development.

The technology will be managed by the Met Office, with the aim of offering more sophisticated rainfall predictions and better forecasting at airports.

Data will also be used to predict storms more accurately, select the most suitable locations for flood defences and predict changes to the global climate.

The Met Office's current supercomputer is due to reach its end of life in late 2022.

"This investment will ultimately provide earlier, more accurate warning of severe weather, the information needed to build a more resilient world in a changing climate and help support the transition to a low-carbon economy across the UK," said Prof Penny Endersby, Met Office chief executive.
 

"It will help the UK to continue to lead the field in weather and climate science and services, working collaboratively to ensure that the benefits of our work help Government, the public and industry make better decisions to stay safe and thrive."

The Government hopes the technology will be able to help ensure communities can better prepare for weather disruption such as that from recent storms Dennis and Ciara.

The supercomputer itself is expected to cost £854 million, with remaining funds set to go towards investment in the Observations network and programme offices, over a 10-year period from 2022 to 2032.

"Over the last 30 years, new technologies have meant more accurate weather forecasting, with storms being predicted up to five days in advance," said Alok Sharma, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 president.

"Come rain or shine, our significant investment for a new supercomputer will further speed up weather predictions, helping people be more prepared for weather disruption from planning travel journeys to deploying flood defences."

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2 hours ago, knocker said:

 

Ah the days of good old Fred, Fred Bushby and a lady whose name I can never remember?

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44 minutes ago, johnholmes said:

Ah the days of good old Fred, Fred Bushby and a lady whose name I can never remember?

Yes indeed. Fred and all the gang were at Dunststable when I was briefly there, Corby, Sutcliffe Sawyer, et al  Paper tapes for the Main Frame

And talking of the old days it would have been quite  jolly on ocean stations Juliet and India over the weekend 8)

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