US Operational Weather Prediction Is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources

US Operational Weather Prediction Is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources

Via Cliff Mass Weather Blog,

U.S. global numerical weather prediction has now fallen into fourth place, with national and regional prediction capabilities a shadow of what they could be.

There are several reasons for these lagging numerical weather prediction capabilities, including lack of strategic planning, inadequate cooperation between the research and operational communities, and too many sub-optimal prediction efforts.

But there is another reason of equal importance: a profound lack of computer resources dedicated to numerical weather prediction, both for  operations and research.