Don Bishop, in response to the post
sent the informative e-mail below which I invited him to share with everyone. It is reproduced with his approval.
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:45:13 -0400 (EDT) From: Don Bishop Subject: Agency funding bias
While reading today’s post [that of March 27 2012] about bias, and how models do not give useful regional weather/climate predictions, I was reminded of Judy Curry’s presentation in Boulder on August 31, 2011 – an example of what is needed.
The workshop was sponsored by NOAA on water cycle science challenges, and Curry’s presentation showed how lower 48 droughts relate to PDO and AMO, what was predicted for those ocean cycles, and therefore what the drought predictions were: the analogue for the next decade or so was the 1950s.
_http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/events/2011/pdf/water-cycle-presentations/Curr y_noaaWaterClimate.pdf_ (http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/events/2011/pdf/water-cycle-presentations/Curry_noaaWaterClimate.pdf)