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More on uncertainties …

January 26th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Peter Jan van Leeuwen As discussed in last week’s blog by Javier Amezcua, uncertainties are paramount in weather and climate forecasting. In fact, they are paramount in every branch of science. In weather and climate forecasting these uncertainties are … Continue reading

On certainties (or the lack thereof)

January 19th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Javier Amezcua Uncertainty is an unavoidable element in numerical weather prediction (NWP). It makes its appearance, however, even before engaging on the task of predicting (i.e. determining the future state of the atmosphere): it arises from the very attempt … Continue reading

Melting of floating ice and sea level

January 12th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Remi Tailleux Sea level rise due to global warming is an important societal issue. This motivated me a few years ago to make it part of my “Introduction to Oceanography’’ module. The main effects are easy to understand. Global sea … Continue reading


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