First use of weather forecasts to show human impact on extreme weather is ‘transformational’, Oxford scientists say

June 07, 2024

Oxford climate physicists, led by Professor Myles Allen, have, for the first time, demonstrated how state-of-the-art weather forecasts can be used to show how greenhouse gas emissions affect extreme weather. The new Oxford studies used the world’s most reliable medium range weather forecasting model, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, to assess the impact of climate change on extreme weather. Shirin Ermis (Oxford University Physics), who led the UK study by Oxford University Physics. Our climate models are like the old A-to-Z: tried and tested, but they have their limitations, especially when it comes to extreme weather. Dr Nicholas Leach, Oxford University PhysicsTo investigate the impact of climate change on extreme weather, and assess the influence of human activity, scientists rely on computer modelling.

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