Born 100 years ago, MIT professors Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz profoundly shaped the field of meteorology during their lifetimes. Charney laid the groundwork for numerical weather prediction and saw… Continue reading "VIDEO: MIT on Chaos and Climate: A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz"
Research aimed at predicting future climate activity has primarily focused on exceptionally large and complex numerical models. While this approach has provided some quantitative estimates of climate change, those predictions can vary greatly from one model to the next and produce significant uncertainties in the projected outcome. Attempts to reduce these uncertainties have largely failed. In this broadcast, Professor Kerry Emanuel will discuss a new approach to climate science that emphasizes basic understanding over black box simulation.