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The Imperfect Forecast

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

The Imperfect Forecast

Taught by Professor Robert G. Fovell | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Despite all their knowledge and tools, scientists cannot make perfect predictions. Find out why, using the example of Hurricane Rita in 2005, and explore the deep complexity of weather and climate that makes the subject of meteorology one that continues to fascinate.

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m********m
February 3, 2017
It was over my head at times, but I learned and retained so much more. I'll watch it again one day to try to understand more.

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y********m
January 30, 2017
This is a beautiful course. Highly recommended, but make sure you dust all your knowledge of physics first, you will need it. This course has helped me understand better the complexities of the climate and the weather. Thank you, Professor Fovell for the great class! I really enjoyed it.

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r********m
June 30, 2016
Excellent combination of simple verbal description and explanation with appropriate drawings and graphs to make clear the complex weather phenomena. The topics prepare the student to be able to explain local weather phenomena as well as regional and sometimes rare phenomena. Dr. Duvall projects an easy comfortable presence yet pushed this student to reflect, refresh and rethink previous assumptions. Very often I would groan as he exploded one of my misconceptions, appeared to add complexity, but yet,provided a far more simple and straightforward explanation for phenomena. I recommend this course for anyone from the serious student who sees the classroom as the beginning point, to the recreational listener seeking interesting facts.

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