Child of the Pacific – a Very Short Introduction to El Niño

James A. King In these changing times, the once-niche field of climate science enjoys a lot of public visibility and media exposure. Most people will therefore be familiar with concepts such as the greenhouse effect, global warming, and the hole in the ozone layer. Another climate phrase that is bandied around with regularity, but is... Continue Reading →

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Chaos – why the weatherman can never be (exactly) right

Matt Brown Chaos is a fundamental feature of many physical systems – the atmosphere primary among them – that places a strict limit on the predictability of those systems. For the atmosphere this has obvious consequences, namely that we cannot accurately predict local weather beyond about a week. Edward Lorenz was the first to discover... Continue Reading →

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