Environment Canada uses Linux to track hurricanes, predict, and analyse weather

Friday, October 17 2003 @ 01:22 AM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

From NewsForge:

On September 27, Hurricane Juan was approaching the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The Canadian Hurricane Centre tracked the hurricane's progress as it approached the coast of Nova Scotia and ultimately delivered quite a wallop. A few days later, CBC's The National ran documentary about the storm and its aftermath. The documentary showed the inside of the hurricane centre before it was itself evacuated, including a shot of a room full of computers tracking the progress of the hurricane. They were all running KDE.

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