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  1. Is there any need for 100% accuracy in weather forecasting? Who would benefit if we knew exactly what the temperature, wind speed, precip amount, etc is going to be on a particular day. I think what we would benefit the most from is more accurate forecasting for severe storms, like tornados, hurricanes, and blizzards.
  2. So I guess the most important question - beyond the technology itself - is whether anyone (gov't or private) would be willing to spend the money to build and deploy the nano-bots.
  3. I have two comments on this: 1) If the 10-16 day forecast is only slightly better than a shot in the dark, then why does the GFS model run that far out? 2) If nanotechnology continues to grow, I can conceive of billions of "nano-sensors" being released into the atmosphere, Conceivably, the entire globe at all levels could be covered. Each nano-bot would need to be programmed for a specific area of the atmosphere, and to communicate with the group it belongs to, and then relay the data they have collected either to Earth stations, or satellites for relay to ground stations. This would give us the data we need - then all we have to do is build the model that can run with all the data. Of course - with all those nano-bots flying around, our view of the sky might change - and they might even interfere with sunlight reaching the ground - thus changing the weather patterns. If the bots can be made small enouogh, and have enough power to fly a large enough area to collect data, then the number required might be low enough so as not to cause interference. FW
  4. hi; Amateur here; I am looking at the 384 hour GFS forecast. What is the accuracy of any forecast that goes past 84 hours? Currently I am looking only at what data is available free, using tools like f5, Wundamaps, and U of WY (U of WY has GFS only to 10 days). FW edit: never mind - I posted the question to an existing thread.