FNMOC Global & Regional Weather Prediction Charts (WXMAP)

This week leading climate scientists will meet in the UK to make plans for a project with the aim of creating an international weather databank and revolutionizing the way meteorological disasters are predicted.

The project will entail the creation of a global network of weather stations that give daily readings, digitizing old sea logs, gathering weather information from all countries of the world, as well as forging co-operational relationships with web companies such as Google and Galaxy Zoo.

We need to answer key questions such as whether the onset of the monsoon in India will be delayed, how the frequency of droughts in the Horn of Africa is changing, or whether Europe will experience more severe heatwaves in future

–Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring at the UK Met Office

In light of recent extreme weather events in China, Pakistan and Russia, a more sophisticated, accurate and comprehensive weather prediction system could prove to be invaluable. Scientists expect extreme weather events to be more frequent and more severe due to climate change.

Read more in the following article from the Observer:

 

Google and Galaxy Zoo could aid global climate project

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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