A Climate Supercomputer Center October 23, 2010 : 7:03 PM

The data produced by this center will be incredibly important:

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a new $27.6 million “supercomputer center” in West Virginia aimed at developing and improving the accuracy of global and regional climate and weather predictions.”

“The additional computing power at the new center allows NOAA to strengthen its ability to provide the right information at the right time for people to make decisions at all levels, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said. “This capacity is part of a suite of climate services NOAA is developing that will help individuals, communities and businesses to make informed decisions in a changing climate.”