A meteorologist is using a drone to gain weather data from the lowest section of the atmosphere. The ‘boundary layer’ has been largely neglected by researchers, even though many crucial weather-related processes happen there.
The final tally of natural disasters in the US was $306 billion dollars, a study has shown, making 2017 the most expensive year on record. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and tornadoes were among the major disasters.
One day before the big military parade in Moscow, it is raining. Meteorologists have also predicted snow and rain for Tuesday. Nonetheless, the sun is likely to shine. How is that possible?
The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
Scientists will tell you it's impossible to predict the unpredictable. Those in the field of data assimilation get as close as possible. DW's Emma Wallis visits them at Japan's K supercomputer.
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