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Scientists’ eyes on the clouds

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 25 January 2020

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s WP-3D Orion aircraft. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

By the start of the hurricane season, scientists are hoping they will be more capable of predicting weather systems.

That was revealed yesterday during a press briefing for the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Tradewind Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign, (ATOMIC) on the compound of the Concorde Experience in Seawell, Christ Church.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Tim Gallaudet, explained that the lack of knowledge about clouds have been preventing them from making the best possible predictions.

“Two of the top priorities we have are regaining leadership with our weather modelling and warning capabilities and that involves understanding the small scale physics of cloud formation and that’s something we don’t really do well on our model. (TG)

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