Weather and climate forecasting : chronicle of a revolution

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Title: Weather and climate forecasting : chronicle of a revolution
Authors: Lynch, Peter
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Date: Jun-2010
Abstract: Remarkable advances in weather forecasts during the past half-century have brought great benefits to humanity. Accurate forecasts save many lives, and early warnings mitigate the worst effects of extreme weather events, when they are available. Detailed, accurate forecasts are of huge economic value, with numerous studies showing that the benefits of forecasts outweigh the costs many times over. Advances in climate modeling over the past fifty years have also been outstanding. General circulation models have been developed and applied to examine the factors causing changes in our climate, and their likely timing and severity.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: World Meteorological Organization
Keywords: Numerical weather prediction
Subject LCSH: Numerical weather forecasting--History
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mathematics and Statistics Research Collection

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