28 February, 2013
How Big Data Can Boost Weather Forecasting
South Korea is upgrading its national weather information system with the goal of understanding weather patterns better and predicting better the location and ferocity of weather events. The KMA project dramatically illustrates today’s big data phenomenon and its impact on weather forecasting. Thanks to the rapid spread of sensors and satellites, it’s possible to forecast weather changes more accurately and with improved detail–potentially saving thousands of lives and safeguarding property.