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Gigantic Ocean Vortices Seen From Space Could Change Climate Models | Science | WIRED

Gigantic Ocean Vortices Seen From Space Could Change Climate Models | Science | WIRED | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
Enormous vortices of water, measuring 60 miles across, spin their way across the sea at a deliberate pace---3 miles per day.
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The role of the oceans is often misrepresented in climate discussions. The discovery of large scale migrating eddies and their potential impact on transportation of nutriends, dissolved carbon dioxide and heat may change our understanding of ocean health and weather. Awesome science article on Wired Science explaining how the phenomenon was discovered and some of the questions it raises - worth reading.

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The Weatherman Is Not a Moron

The Weatherman Is Not a Moron | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
In the hocus-pocus realm of predicting the future, weather forecasting is an area of progress. Your own experience may differ.
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Nate Silver is a lot more famous due to his political forecasting prescience. However one of my favourite articles by him for the New York Times is on weather prediction and the art and science of meteorolgy. The core of the article revolves on how meteorologists came to understand and accept uncertainty is their models and how they and the media weather forecasters communicate this. Awesome article and one worth reading. 

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