Monthly Archives: January 2015

More on uncertainties …

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

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On certainties (or the lack thereof)

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

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Melting of floating ice and sea level

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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