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New PCIC Science Brief

PCIC Science Briefs are a regular series of brief reports on recent climate science literature, relevant to stakeholders in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. PCIC has developed these briefs because we recognize the need for a bridge between the cutting edge of climate science research and the various stakeholders who need access to this knowledge, in plain-language reports, filtered for regional relevance, and suitable for consideration in planning and adaptation. The PCIC Science Briefs contextualize and explain the results and implications of important scientific findings.

This Science Brief covers a recent paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society by Barnston and colleagues. In this paper, they show that physics-based models are now better than statistical models at El Niño prediction. The result is important for seasonal weather prediction in BC because El Niño has a strong effect on weather in our region.

Read this PCIC Science Brief.