NWC REU 2009
May 26 - July 31



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Viability of Weather Dissemination Via Social Network Technologies

Justin Wittrock, Somer Erickson, and Kelvin Droegemeier



Social networks are a recent product of the ever-increasing advancement in online technology. Few studies have been conducted to determine the viability of disseminating weather information via social network technology. Instead, most of the studies that are currently available focus on weather information being distributed through radio, newspapers, TV stations, and the Internet. Social networks serve as a useful source for rapid weather communication, especially during the occurrence of severe weather phenomenon. This study depends on public perception toward using a social network as a medium for weather information distribution and determines whether it is feasible to do so. This purpose is fulfilled by conducting a web-based survey created through SurveyMonkey.com.

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