New model predicts Pacific weather well in advance | Pacific Beat

New model predicts Pacific weather well in advance

New model predicts Pacific weather well in advance

Updated 5 July 2013, 9:40 AEST

Australian researchers say they've developed a new model that will accurately predict extreme weather events up one year in advance.

They've developed a forecasting algorithm that predicts the onset of an El Nino episode by investigating the interactions between sea surface temperatures measured in the equatorial Pacific and the rest of the ocean.

The University of Southern Queensland's Professor Roger Stone says it will double the lead time provided by existing forecasting methods, with immense benefits for farmers.

Presenter: Kier Shorey

Speaker: Roger Stone, Professor of climatology and water science, University of South Queensland

Topics:

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.