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PWL Belfast #3 - "20 May 1910: LF Richardson and the Dawn of Simulation"

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Happy New Year, paper fans! For our first PWL Belfast event of 2017 sponsored by HighWire Press, we're very happy to have Phil Weir presenting a talk titled 20 May 1910: LF Richardson and the Dawn of Simulation (


Accurate weather forecasts based on computer simulation are now produced as a routine, and have reached such a level of reliability that the rare forecast failures evoke a strong reaction in the media and amongst users. Numerical simulation of an ever-increasing range of geophysical phenomena is adding enormously to our understanding of complex processes in the Earth system. The consequences for mankind of ongoing climate change will be far-reaching. Earth System Models are capable of replicating climate regimes of past millennia and are the best means we have of predicting the future of our climate.


Doors open at 6.30 pm and the presentation will begin at 7 pm. There will be food (please drop the organisers a message if you have dietary requirements), beers and lemonade!

After Phil presents the paper, we will open up the floor to discussion and questions. We hope that you'll read the paper before the meetup, but don't stress if you can't. If you have any questions, thoughts, or related information, feel free to twitter (, or add to the discussion on this event's thread.

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