Getting Ahead of the Weather with Advances in Forecasting

Inclement weather has a daily impact on people's lives. The impacts range from personal clothing decisions to preparing for extreme events that can potentially endanger lives and property. Two recent reports from the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate explore the ability to project changing conditions in weather and climate. The first report assesses the science of evaluating the relative influence of human-caused climate change on individual extreme weather events. These extreme event attribution studies could lead to improved projections of the frequency and magnitude of extreme events. The second report explores how subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) weather forecasts—defined as those made 2 to 12 months in advance—might be improved. Such forecasts could inform decisions-makers in transportation and other sectors, enabling them to increase economic vitality, protect property and the environment, and potentially save lives.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 8-14
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Systems Resilience: Preparation, Recovery, and Adaptation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01676075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2018 10:31AM