The power and limits of weather models

Today’s 5-day weather predictions have the accuracy of 3-day predictions twenty years ago thanks to improved weather models. But predicting rainfall remains a challenge as it is often a localised event such as a thunderstorm covering just 10Km or less. Christian Jakob and Ailie Gallant describe the power and the limits of weather models.

Listen to Ailie Gallant, Lecturer, School of Earth Atmosphere and the Environment and Christian Jakob, Professor in Atmospheric Science, School of Mathematical Sciences, both of Monash University Melbourne, discuss weather modelling on the Science Show, Radio National, Saturday 30 May 2015.