Taming Big Data for Weather and Climate Application Needs


Sara Graves

Sara J. Graves
University of Alabama
Huntsville, Alabama


The variety of possible uses and users of the tremendous data resources available internationally today is not well understood, as it constantly evolves.  For instance, some of the extreme weather events across the world have required different approaches and methodologies for the data gathering and analysis aspects necessary to address the needs of emergency responders, resource managers and others in a timely manner.  These needs, of often disparate groups, require new tools and technologies to attempt to ‘tame’ the large and diverse data into manageable information that can be utilized effectively near term as well as for possible longer term climate and other studies.  This presentation will highlight some technologies being used for weather and climate application needs, along with brief descriptions of some of the international groups involved in these topics.