Flood Damage: Predicting river behavior

The system is based on IBM’s already powerful weather modeling system call Deep Thunder.


Ppi August 24, 2011

KARACHI: International Business Machines (IBM) is testing a new system that uses weather patterns and maps to accurately predict the behavior of rivers one hundred hours in advance. IBM researcher Fadi Gebara said: “If you compare flows and depths to the topography of the surrounding land, you can predict where the flooding will occur.” The system is based on IBM’s already powerful weather modeling system call Deep Thunder.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2011.

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