Utah State University and the Advanced Weather Systems Foundation have teamed with Tempus Global Data, a privately held company, to dramatically improve the accuracy and timeliness of severe weather forecasting, enabling the preservation of lives and property, at a fraction of the cost of current methods.

An advanced state-of-the-art instrument is required for this purpose, which AWS will design and manufacture, called the Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology, or STORM sensor.

Tempus Global Data, together with AWS and other strategic partners will integrate and launch a constellation of six STORM sensors into geostationary orbit as a co-hosted payload, to provide global severe weather forecast capability.

STORM is a USTAR-funded project and the only USTAR project to date that has received significant capital investment. Tempus Global Data has recently secured significant Series A funding.