The weather channel and climate source, inc. Team up to expand local...

The weather channel and climate source, inc. Team up to expand local coverage by weather channel

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The Weather Channel Companies (TWC) and Climate Source, Inc. (CSI) of Corvallis, OR, entered into a licensing arrangement to allow TWC to utilize GIS climate data from CSI to provide greater depth in local weather forecasts throughout the country. The agreement allows The Weather Channel to utilize GIS climate data created with the Oregon State University’s PRISM model and distributed exclusively by CSI. CSI, the delivers spatial climate information in digital form, provides high-resolution electronic climate maps for every U.S. state and some foreign countries through its web site, www.climatesource.com. Using the PRISM model, developed by Dr. Christopher Daly, CSI offers more than 300 monthly and annual data sets in grid format, including precipitation, temperature, snowfall and humidity for the entire U.S. and several foreign countries.

A wide variety of government and private agencies currently employs PRISM data, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Frito Lay, Xcel Energy, 3M Company, and Pioneer Hy-bred International, Inc. The Weather Channel is the first commercial weather information service to use the CSI data sets. The Climate Source, Inc. based in Corvallis, Oregon, is the industry leader in the field of Climate Mapping. Founded in 2000, CSI incorporates the use of the PRISM model, developed by Dr. Christopher Daly of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. CSI provides high-resolution electronic climate maps for every U.S. state and some foreign countries. CSI offers more than 300 monthly and annual data sets in grid format, including precipitation, temperature, snowfall and humidity.