NOAA’s powerful Global Forecast System model was upgraded on May 11, 2016, providing forecasters with a more accurate 4-D picture of how a weather system will evolve. The upgrade is the latest of a number of model improvements rolling out this spring and summer, thanks to increased supercomputing power NOAA acquired earlier this year.


There’s some good science with practical applications underneath this very artistic rendering of the planet’s atmosphere…it is more fluvial that we give it credit for if we only think of air as empty space.  This video also reminds me or the words of one pilot and his perspective on both the atmosphere and Earth from above: “Geographically speaking, the sky is like a whole other planet encasing our own.”


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