Why are forecasts from ECMWF better than those from the U.S. centers?

September 11, 2018

 “The Europeans have simply thrown more people and more money at it,” Jeff Masters (Weather Underground) says. “So they get better results.” 

 

Back in 2006, after the devastation following Hurricane Katrina the National Science Board called for an increase of $300 million in hurricane research funding per year. [But] the budget hasn’t changed much since.

 

Scientific American article

 

In our story we use the fictional "Vancouver Forecast Centre" as a proxy for ECMWF, because it fits with the Pacifica secession storyline. We dramatize the impact of budget cuts using satellite sabotage in place of the slow drain of resources from budget cuts.

 

Join us here to get our story out! 

 

 

 

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