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REF NO.: 132

SUBJECT: World weather expert to lecture at Memorial University

DATE: March 12

A public lecture on Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite subject – the weather – will take place at Memorial University.
Dr. Gilbert Brunet, head of weather science at the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, will deliver a lecture titled The Mathematical Challenges of Earth-System and Weather Prediction on Tuesday, March 19.
Dr. Brunet will explore the significant applied mathematical challenges which remain to be met before acceptable meteorological and Earth-system forecasts can be produced worldwide from urban to planetary scale and all relevant time scales. This talk will present a historical perspective and outline some of the future challenges of this multi-scale and seamless prediction problem.
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (IIC-2001) on the St. John’s campus.

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