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NHC may have to pay for data

Postby hurricane » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:49 am

The National Hurricane Center might not have an important forecasting tool in its arsenal this year: the Super Ensemble, a powerful computer model developed by Florida State University. FSU sold exclusive rights for the model's data to Weather Predict, of Raleigh, N.C., six years ago. Now the company wants the federal government to pay for the information, and that isn't likely to happen, officials said. ...

For the full story, see:
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-company-wants-national-hurricane-center-pay-use-computer-/2006/06/06/1669827.htm
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Postby weatherfreak » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:42 am

What a shame that they would want money for something that could help forecasters save lives. And shame on a public university for selling the model. I'll bet the money didn't go to the meteorology department. Let's wait and see if the football team has new uniforms or a new bus this fall...

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Re: NHC may have to pay for data

Postby hurricane » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:03 pm

hurricane wrote:The National Hurricane Center might not have an important forecasting tool in its arsenal ... Now the company wants the federal government to pay for the information, and that isn't likely to happen, officials said. ...


The update here is that the National Hurricane Center will be getting the data for free.

[Updated link]: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-scane17jun17,0,3172585.story?page=1&coll=sfla-home-headlines
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Postby weatherfreak » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:34 pm

Hey Chris,

I tried the link in your post but it didn't work. I will try to do a search for the article.

Here is another interesting article on the same site.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/ ... -headlines

Take care and hope to hear from you soon.

Brian

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Postby hurricane » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:46 pm

weatherfreak wrote:Hey Chris,

I tried the link in your post but it didn't work. I will try to do a search for the article.

Here is another interesting article on the same site.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/ ... -headlines

Take care and hope to hear from you soon.

Brian


Thanks for the update!

I was in the Bahamas this week - saw three waterspouts between Nassau and Grand Bahama. It was pretty nice there with those exceptions.


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