PAOC Spotlights

Understanding the Chaotic Nature of Weather

Tue October 16th, 2018
Josh Kastorf | EAPS News

Can a small-scale movement in the atmosphere, like the flap of a butterfly’s wing, influence large-scale systems like hurricanes? As hurricane Florence barrels down on the east coast, MIT’s EAPS and Lorenz Center take a look at the history of weather research and how a discovery by MIT meteorologist and mathematician Edward N. Lorenz on chaos explains why weather can be difficult to predict far into the future.