Bad weather is bad business. That's especially true if you're an airline or commercial pilot, though it impacts everyone. Weather-related delays and cancellation tax the economy for billion of dollars in lost productivity each year, much of which is borne by the airlines themselves. And of course there's the occasional human cost of weather as well. Every so often, a rapidly forming weather event or a bad decision by a pilot costs lives.
If scientists can’t accurately predict the weather next week or the week after, how can they predict the climate in 10 or 20 years? Good question. The answer lies in apples and oranges.
By Dr. Bill ChameidesPosted 03.20.2009 at 2:37 pm 11 Comments
PopSci.com welcomes back Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Chameides blogs at The Green Grok to spark lively discussions about environmental science, keeping you in the know on what the scientific world is discovering and how it affects you – all in plain language and, hopefully, with a bit of fun. Now, PopSci.com partners with The Green Grok to bring you exclusive new blog posts a week before they hit the Grok's blog. Give it a read and get in on the discussion!
In honor of the $5,000 iRobot Create Challenge being thrown by our DIY pals over at Instructables.com, PopScis How 2.0 blog will be hosting a series of tutorials on learning the basic fundamental techniques for using, programming, and hacking your own project together with the Create kit, hopefully sending you well on your way to the juicy $5,000 prize.