The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Deborah Ross (NC-02) and Chairman Max Miller (OH-07) introduced H.R. 1715, the Advanced Weather Model Computing Development Act. This bill advances numerical weather and climate prediction by directing the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct collaborative research. Leveraging DOE's high-performance computing capabilities to analyze NOAA’s complex and large weather data sets will improve forecasting, climate modeling, and more.

 “Access to additional high-performance computing is an immediate need for NOAA to improve weather and climate forecasting and modeling,” said Ranking Member Ross. “As climate change continues to drive a growing number of severe weather events, the capability to provide more accurate and timely forecasts is critical to protecting Americans. This bill will enable NOAA to do just that by fostering a partnership with the Department of Energy that will tap DOE’s computing resources and expertise to advance modeling. I’m proud to have joined Chairman Miller to introduce this legislation that will help improve the safety of North Carolinians and communities across the nation.” 

“Americans depend on accurate weather forecasting both for planning and for safety during severe storms,” said Chairman Miller. “The tragedy we just saw in Mississippi and Alabama reminds us of the vital significance of this technology. This bill directs the Department of Energy and NOAA to collaborate on advanced modeling and research to ensure that our nation remains on the cutting-edge of this science.”