Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have designed a software which will help scientists and weathermen across the world to give even more accurate forecasts. Meteorologists could now predict their own state’s or country's weather activity for the day or for the month much in advance.
The software developed is called Monitoring Climate Change or Moclic, which will make it possible to organize and store weather data, calculate agroclimatic indicators, such as humidity, aridity, rain erosion and rainfall concentration. Francisco Bautista Zuniga, head of Moclic project, said that the software allows an agronomist to obtain rainfall records and relate them to the crops production figures for explanation of a possible event.
“Since this software feeds on data from weather stations and we have over 1500 weather stations across India, it could help us a great deal in accurately forecasting the weather”, says meteorologist Mahesh Palawat at Skymetweather.com
Earlier in 2011, Weather Trends International (WTI) in Bethlehem had provided algorithms as a solution for long term weather forecasting. WTI claimed that algorithms could project temperature, precipitation and snowfall trends up to a year in advance, all around the world, with more than 80% accuracy.
“Over the last few decades, we’ve gotten much better at predicting the weather in India. Newer technologies for forecasting weather in India can be immensely helpful in every sector, be it agriculture, economy or lifestyle”, says Jatin Singh, CEO of Skymet Weather.
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