Cloud on clouds: How weather data is a test-bed for new tech

Shall we talk about the weather? The eternal conversation starter is fast becoming a classic test-bed for the spread of big data, the Internet of Things and cloud storage. Data thus far mostly comes from dedicated weather stations, observation systems at airports, meteorological satellites, ocean buoys, ships, aircraft and – most recently – personal weather stations in people’s homes that are connected to the internet. If the latter are on the rise, so are sensor-packed smartphones, which are not only creating more demand for hyper-local weather data, but could themselves help meet that demand.What role does the IoT play in weather prediction?The spread of sensor-packed IoT devices is giving the weather industry more real time, hyper-local data that could be used – and already is – to develop more sophisticated…


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