We are happy to announce the launch of WXOpenSource, A mission to gather scientists, meteorologists, storm chasers, programmers, and hackers to collaborate on a common interest.
There have been many attempts to create sensors that are deployed into tornadoes to measure ground and low altitude wind speeds, pressure, and other metrics. Although there has been limited success, we have failed to continuously and reliably achieve this.
The WXOpenSource project is being launched to solve this and many other similar problems in the meteorological community. Although the idea was formed while researching tornadoes, we believe the mission can be expanded into many other areas.
This project will launch a friendly community where scientists, students, government, corporations, and amateurs alike can equally brainstorm and collaborate on new methods for measuring weather and climate change. Open communication and sharing of ideas and findings will be the key to success.