Why is it so difficult to make a long-term weather forecast?

29 Aug 2019


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Dr. Clifford Gilmore, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC.


 You're picking your wedding date. In the back of your mind you’re wondering, will it rain? You might ask yourself, why in this day and age is it so difficult to determine a long-term weather forecast? The reason is chaos. To illustrate the nature of chaos, let’s begin by considering the process of predicting the weather-


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