Weather Forecasting in the 21st Century
Fraser Noble Building
The science of meteorology has seen many major advances in recent decades, but from the point of view of the general public looking at certain freely available forecasts, these advances may not be immediately obvious. This talk will discuss developments in weather forecasting during the last 50 years or so, and will take a look at the latest techniques and technology available to forecasters. We will also take a look at the accuracy of forecasts, and the limitations of predicting the exact weather at a single point even with the best technology available. The speaker has worked continuously in the weather industry since leaving university in 1984 and is a Chartered Meteorologist accredited by the Royal Meteorological Society.