Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

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PostedJanuary 3, 2010

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Randy Atkins: Live Doppler radar T-V images can focus on potentially damaging weather, but don’t give emergency responders and businesses much time to react.

Lloyd Treinish: They want that kind of geographic scale, but they want that information twelve or eighteen hours into the future.

Randy Atkins: Lloyd Treinish, an I-B-M researcher, says their “Deep Thunder” supercomputer can detail likely weather patterns for areas about the size of your neighborhood, in animated 3-D color.

Lloyd Treinish: That includes the physics for how the atmosphere interacts with the land or the water as well as how clouds form.

Randy Atkins: All customized for particular concerns.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103-point-5 F-M and WTOP-dot-com.



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