climatic prediction

climatic prediction

[klī′mad·ik prə′dik·shən]
(meteorology)
The description of the future state of the climate, that is, the average or expected atmospheric and earth-surface conditions, for example, temperature, precipitation, humidity, winds, and their range of variability. Seasonal and interannual climate predictions, made many months in advance, provide useful information for planners and policy makers.
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Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climatic Prediction Center downgraded its assessment to a weaker El Nino, with sea temperatures already cooling.
A man I very much respect - Sir David Attenborough - has put his name to the findings of a serious piece of climatic prediction by experts across the planet.
The Met Office's Hadley Centre for Climatic Prediction is warning that the global average temperature for 2004 will make it the second warmest year on record, around 0.
That is the view of the Meteorological Office's Hedley Centre for Climatic Prediction which believes the global surface temperature will be above the average for the past 30 years.