Weather forecasting

1920

Weather forecasting

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Vilhelm Bjerknes, Jacob Bjerknes atmospheric sciences

Weather forecasting

Forecasting difficulty

Crystal ball

“Everybody complains about it, but nobody does anything about it.” Weather is a good topic of conversation wherever you are, whomever you are with, because it affects almost everybody but rarely offends anybody, amd it can lead to more personal conversations. Weather affects agriculture, air and marine traffic, and other human activities, so that both accurate and inaccurate weather prediction have huge social and economic effects.

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