Richard B. Alley, Kerry A. Emanuel and Fuqing Zhang
Advances in Weather Prediction
Better weather and environmental forecasting will continue to improve well-being.
Weather forecasting has improved dramatically. Here’s why and how people need to make it even better.
How important are weather forecasts in your life? Chances are, quite important. Weather forecasts are important for everything from planning a picnic to providing energy security to saving lives. They have gotten more accurate over the years, but there’s more room – as well as a growing need – for more improvement due to increases in climate-related disasters, changes in Arctic ice and the growth of renewable energy. Research funders and university and tech industry strategists will find this article valuable for targeting their investments.
About the Authors
Richard B. Alley and Fuqing Zhang are professors of geosciences and of meteorology and atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University. Kerry A. Emanuel is a professor of meteorology at MIT.
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