NOAA

Asheville is an Epicenter for Climate Science

Have you ever had to sort through the drawers of a dresser, finding it a bit stressful? Is cleaning out a closet a little overwhelming? Does the thought of sorting through all of the items in your garage, or your attic give you a headache? 

Then imagine sorting through, making sense of and organizing 25 petabytes (that's the equivalent of 25 million gigabytes) of data in various forms: charts, graphs, maps and even journal entries. 

Flash Facts

It’s time for a news flash, or at least a lightning flash.

The folks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tell me that lightning flashes more than three million times a day around the world. That’s about 40 flashes per second. Not all of those flashes hit the ground and those flashes are pretty quick—lasting only about 30 microseconds.

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