aWhere and Global Weather Corporation Partner to Provide Growers With Premium Field-level Weather Intelligence
Dec 03, 2015
aWhere™ and Global Weather Corporation® (GWC) have partnered to provide premium weather intelligence to agribusiness. The benefit to aWhere customers is improved visibility into field-level agricultural intelligence. This premium service can improve growth stage estimates by as much as 2.7 days over climatology and 0.7 days over National Weather Service forecasts.
“To provide our customers with the highest possible accuracy, aWhere always selects and blends the best weather data sources; we never rely on just one source. By partnering with GWC, we’re able to offer the world’s most accurate weather forecast to growers,” says John Corbett, CEO and founder of aWhere. “For example, by blending GWC’s field-level forecast accuracy with aWhere’s observed weather data and agronomic models, commercial vegetable growers will predict harvest dates and daily production with more certainty.”
The addition of GWC’s forecast accuracy reduces growth stage uncertainty by 20% or more. Growers can gain better pricing and lower their operational costs through improved labor scheduling and reduced over-planting.
Accurately monitoring crop growth stage is critical for field-level operational decisions. The actual length of a growth stage corresponds to a certain number of growing degree-days, also known as growing degree units, or GDU. For corn, a typical day during the growing season represents 20 GDU, which can vary greatly. Integrating the accuracy of GWC forecasts can improve the uncertainty in each growth stage estimate by 2.7 days over historical climatology and 0.7 days over the U.S. National Weather Service Global Forecast System (GFS).
“Similar to a human meteorologist, yet with 24/7 global scale coverage, our technology learns local conditions by monitoring weather stations throughout the world and applies machine intelligence to constantly improve our forecast,” explains Dr. William Gail, GWC CTO and 2014 American Meteorological Society President. “Combined with our continued investment in research and development and our persistent focus on automation, this capability allows us to provide the most accurate forecast anywhere in the world.”
About Global Weather Corporation:
To serve a world connected by information, Global Weather Corporation® (GWC) is transforming how weather forecasts are created, delivered, and used. GWC's artificial intelligence systems process the world’s best weather data into forecasts that have been independently validated as the most accurate available anywhere (by ForecastWatch, www.bit.ly/1HHncFd). Our customers are large and small companies; we improve how they serve their customers, and make their operations more effective. For further information, visit www.globalweathercorp.com.
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