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CloudCast: Cloud Computing for Short-Term Weather Forecasts
July-Aug. 2013 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 30-37
D. K. Krishnappa, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
D. Irwin, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
E. Lyons, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
M. Zink, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
CloudCast provides clients with personalized short-term weather forecasts based on their current location using cloud services, generating accurate forecasts tens of minutes in the future for small areas. Results show that it takes less than 2 minutes from the start of data sampling to deliver a 15-minute forecast to a client.
Index Terms:
Cloud computing,Performance evaluation,Scientific computing,Online services,Electronic commerce,performance analysis,Nowcasting,scientific computing,cloud computing,Amazon EC2,measurements
Citation:
D. K. Krishnappa, D. Irwin, E. Lyons, M. Zink, "CloudCast: Cloud Computing for Short-Term Weather Forecasts," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 30-37, July-Aug. 2013, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2013.43
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