Can climate modeling adapt to short-term extreme weather?

27 January, 2011 by (comments)

Non-profit climate change news service The Daily Climate reports today on the need for more refined climate models, to help take account of short-term extreme weather events.

The article notes: “A two-week heat snap can be devastating to both lives and livelihoods – for some crops even a few days of heat above 90ºF kills the season. But that kind of heat can get masked in a model using monthly averages.”

Improving accuracy will be crucial and will also require great feats of mathematics, and a lot of computing power – click to read more. And yes, that’s a CIAT picture.

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