AtmosNews: Groundbreaking Data Set Gives Unprecedented Look at Future Weather

A rich, new data set is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the future of weather. Nicknamed CONUS 1 by its creators, the data set is enormous. To generate it, the researchers ran the NCAR-based Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) at an extremely high resolution (4 kilometers, or about 2.5 miles) across the entire contiguous United States for a total of 26 simulated years: half in the current climate and half in the future climate expected if society continues on its current trajectory. (Story by Laura Snider, Senior Science Writer. Read more.)

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Friday, December 8, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017

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