Science Express @ Te Papa: Forecasting seasonal climate – can we beat a coin-toss? 

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This event took place on Thursday 1 April 2010

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Atmospheric scientist James Renwick takes you under the bonnet of the climate system.

How do we make a seasonal climate forecast for a place like New Zealand? What's predictable and what's not? Is the weather getting more extreme and harder to predict?

About James Renwick

James Renwick has a background in prediction and predictability, combining years of experience weather forecasting at the Met Service with a PhD on the predictability of the atmospheric circulation. For the last 15 years, James has been researching Southern Hemisphere climate variability and climate prediction – over time periods ranging from a month to a century.

Proudly supported by GNS Science and the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington Branch.

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