“Are weather forecasts still for wimps?” asks Steve Rayner

Professor Steve Rayner questioned the usefulness of long-range weather forecasting as a tool to improve water resource management in a lecture at Flinders University, Australia on 26 November.

The lecture ‘Are weather forecasts still for wimps?’ discussed the historic problems with using long-term weather modelling. However, Professor Rayner suggested that recent improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and the capacity of staff means that this tool holds greater potential for improving water resource management around the world.

Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society.

Read more on the Flinders University blog.

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