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A few sites I've stumbled across recently....
Our glorious Met office announce the implementation of " ENDGame" (Even Newer Dynamics for General atmospheric modelling of the environment).
" ......In global models, ENDGame's improved accuracy and reduced damping produces more detail in individual synoptic features such as cyclones, fronts, troughs and jet stream winds. In the tropics, a combination of ENDGame, increased resolution and improvements to the model's physics provides unprecedented improvements to our predictions of tropical cyclone intensity and position. ENDGame's improved scalability has allowed us to increase the resolution of our global weather forecasts which provides additional improvements to forecast accuracy. It will also allow us to further increase the model's resolution when our supercomputer capacity increases. ...."
However they are not going all gung ho about this development, well not for at another decade or so:-
" .........In a sense ENDGame finishes the work that New Dynamics started, but the development of our dynamical cores doesn't end here. Research has already started on the next-generation dynamical core (named GungHo) which we expect to replace ENDGame in about 10 years. Being developed in collaboration between Met Office scientists, academics from across the UK and computational scientists from the Hartree Centre, GungHo will be part of a completely new model that will deliver the step change in scalability required to continue to exploit future generations of computers. This will ensure that, together with our collaborators, we can continue to improve our weather and climate services into the next decade and beyond."
We now wait to see what benefits ENDGame will bring to UK citizens.
HAARP project actually shut down for good a few years back, their diesel generators cost too much to be brought in line with enviro regs.... ;-)
HAARP conspiracies are as dumb as you can get, like 'chemtrails'
Tallbloke has had some other good threads in the last few days, e.g.:
the admission by Serreze et al to polar bear scientists that sea-ice models are not particularly good:
and that DECC suppressed a report on the likelihood of UK grid blackouts thanks to failure to plan for and build new thermal capacity for when the wind does not blow:
Shock U.S. Senate Report: Subversion of Democracy by Green Billionaires>>>
Ignore the silly conspiracy theories regarding the HAARP project, they're in the same league as 'chemtrails' and 'alien abductions'. It's been in the public domain for a long time now and is, as the Wikipedia article says, research into communications techniques, and transmits a mere 3.6MW pulse into the ionosphere [less than the power of many radar pulses] and tiny compared to the energy continuously received from the Sun.
HAARP? That's what Google is for.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program
Does anyone know what the HAARP programme is?
Are the Beeb saying that if, say, a Mr Andrew Montford phoned in, they wouldn't regard his climate interests as relevant, and would fail to mention them? Hmm...
SandyS on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:59 AM
It was only when read your last comment that I realised that it wasn't a spoof!
Mike JacksonThe thrust of my objection was that these were not just members of the public, the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus, but had some financial or activist involvement in the issues discussed in the programmes they commented on, but they weren't actually presented as such on the PoV. I've no problem with anyone commenting of PoV, but I still think that the BBC were being economical with the actuality. I'd like to think that having brought this issue to their attention and despite their response the BBC might be more open with how they present people.
Anyway that's just my opinion, which I'll present to the BBC whenever I think it's relevant.
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