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3 May 2014
Predicting Weather & Climate- Gavin Schmidt’s TED Talk is A Must See
I use atmospheric models everyday, and without them the forecast you see on TV or online everyday would be worth little beyond about 48 hours (it would not be very accurate within that time period either). These days, a seven-day forecast will verify much better than a three-day outlook was in the 1970’s, and the improvement continues. Unfortunately, some people see these models as untrustworthy black boxes, and have little understanding …