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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Computer Weather Prediction: The Monsoon

India Is Building a Monsoon-Predicting Supercomputer

It'll be 10 times faster than India's existing model.

Matt Brian | June 13, 2016

In India, monsoons are big business. If the country has a healthy rainy season, its agricultural industry thrives and helps account for a fifth of the total value of its goods and services. It's vitally important for meteorologists to predict when those rains will come, so instead of utilizing numerical or statistical predictions -- which once failed to predict India's biggest drought in 40 years in 2009 -- the country is spending $60 million on a supercomputer that could give farmers the advance notice they need to plant crops and increase yields.

"Dust kicked up in Asia strengthens Indian monsoon within a week" Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Scientific robots to swim in Bay of Bengal in monsoon study. June 15, 2016) and (India is building a $60 million supercomputer that will help predict monsoons, June 13, 2016)>

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