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27 September 2011

Supercomputer could improve Dutch weather predictions

Dutch weather forecasters are calling on super computers to improve their predictions.

The system is expected to offer the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) more opportunities to issue early warnings in cases of extreme weather. It also enhances KNMI’s capabilities for climate research.

Dick Fens, Bull’s managing director for the Netherlands, said: ‘The computer will provide KNMI with enough power to accurately predict weather up to 24 hours in advance using complex algorithms, which are able to factor in a vast number of variables.’

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