The Weather Company

IBM and our changing climate

As a long-time IBMer and environmental scientist, I’ve been fortunate to work on many efforts that not only help our clients but can help the world. This follows a long tradition at the core of IBM about doing good for our environment, which began as a Corporate policy in 1971. This commitment has extended to […]

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Storm in a log file: A one-man weather station

On February 7, 2009, scorching temperatures baked southeastern Australia, while a strong, northerly wind shaped a head-high swell rolling into the southern coast. The surf was excellent and I was thankful to cool off in the Southern Ocean waters near Melbourne, Victoria, but it was a different story inland, where more than 400 bushfires raged. […]

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A new supercomputing-powered weather model may ready us for Exascale

In the U.S. alone, extreme weather caused some 297 deaths and $53.5 billion in economic damage in 2016. Globally, natural disasters caused $175 billion in damage. It’s essential for governments, business and people to receive advance warning of wild weather in order to minimize its impact, yet today the information we get is limited. Current […]

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Deep Thunder now hyper-local on a global scale

Want to know the amount of rain two days from now in a specific location, down to a fraction of an inch, or the intensity of the rain? Our Deep Thunder weather technology was designed to deliver this type of hyper-local, specific weather forecast with upwards of 96 percent accuracy. And it’s about to become […]

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