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New NASA-Funded Forecast System Helps Transoceanic Flights Avoid Storms

December 12, 2012

NCAR-Based System Combines Satellite Data With Computer Models A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, CO, now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The eight-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions are designed for pilots, air traffic controllers and others involved in transoceanic flights.

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