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Interview: Andy Spencer, developer of Aweather a meteorological data viewer

Sep 30, 2011, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by edwood)

[ Thanks to Edwood Ocasio for this link. ]

"Andy: Aweather got started during the summer of 2008. I was working in Norman Oklahoma at a Computer Science REU studying machine learning and winter precipitation types (rain, sleet, snow, etc). However, it wasn't until the spring of 2009 that I picked up AWeather again and started spending more time on it.

"While in Norman, I was fortunate enough to meet some great people and was able to learn a lot more about meteorology. One of the things I found out was that the radars used by the National Weather Service actually provided a lot more information than is usually shown on TV stations and news websites.

"That's really how AWeather got started. I wanted to be able to see all this additional higher quality radar data, but I couldn't find any programs for GNU/Linux that were both advanced enough and easy enough to use without any specialized training."

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