Weather Satellite Need Defended by Climate Experts National Weather Service director Jack Hayes, NASA earth science director Michael Freilich, and AER economic meteorologist and SVP Paul Walsh during today's briefing at the Forum on Earth Observation.
Predicting severe storms requires experience, technology -- and a lot of math.
Since Dr. Cohen's Op Ed was published in the New York Times on December 25, numerous articles have highlighted the accuracy of AER's seasonal forecast and the science behind the forecasting skill. These include New York Times, Forbes, TIME, and others.
By Andrew C. Revkin in DotEarth blog. Andy Revkin highlights AER's winter season forecast skill plus the research behind the prediction in his DotEarth blog for the New York Times.
"It seemed endless, this winter in the USA. Snowstorms were followed by record-setting cold. December of 2010 was the seventh-coldest winter on record...None of the big US weather services forecast this winter, except for this man. Judah Cohen works for the weather service AER, which provides weather forecasts for the US government and large private customers. Cohen believes that a massive disturbance of the arctic jet stream, the polar vortex, is mainly responsible for the cold winter."
Radio explanation of scientists' views of the cold snowy winter by Justin Gillis at the New York Times and the Green blog. Highlighted research by Dr. Judah Cohen of AER.
"Unusually wintry weather in the US are directly connected to the successive years of drought in Israel and the Middle East."
Only the AER forecast correctly predicted cold. Based on extensive Siberian snow cover, AER went against the consensus of other seasonal forecasters that promised a January warm-up.
Highlights findings of research study by Atmospheric & Environmental Research (AER) and AIR Worldwide, a risk modeling firm
By Andrew C. Revkin in DotEarth blog. Revkin dives into AER's scientific model and approach to improve predictions of winter temperatures. Highlights Siberian snow cover that helps predict whether we'll have a colder (or warmer) winter in the Northern Hemisphere.