GSD research improves weather data, forecasts and computing techniques used by industry, decision-makers, and stakeholders to make operations safer and more efficient.

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Computing: GSD develops high-performance computing methods to increase compute power at minimum cost.

  • GSD has improved the speed of NOAA's new global model by 25%.

Agriculture: Both short- and long-term forecasts are essential in agriculture production.

  • HRRR predictions support better localized precipitation forecasts.

Aviation: The FAA requires airlines to carry enough fuel for an aircraft to fly to an alternate destination if weather conditions fall below certain thresholds.

  • The HRRR model is the largest contributor to the FAA's NextGen Weather system that supports strategic traffic flow management.