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Scientists explore the potential for further improvements to tropical cyclone track forecasts

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IMAGE: Fengyun Satellite image of Typhoon Mysak which plowed into the Korean Peninsula in early September.
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Credit: National Satellite Meteorological Center of China Meteorological Administration

A recent study suggested that we have probably approached the limit of predictability for tropical cyclone (TC) track prediction. If that’s true, there’s little we can do to improve TC forecasts as an incorrect position affects the utility of all other guidance, including wind, precipitation, and storm surge guidance. This would be bad news for disaster prevention and mitigation.

“The reason some scientists ask whether the limit of predictability is near or has already been reached is that there’s a diminishing trend in the reduction of positional error in National Hurricane Center (NHC) tropical cyclone forecasts. From this, there seems to be little room for improvement,” explained Dr. Feifan Zhou, a scientist with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of

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Ethereum 2.0 Release Date On Track For November: What Are The Improvements?

KEY POINTS

  • Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin had said Ethereum 2.0 will ship before 2020 ends
  • It will transition the largest public blockchain from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm
  • Ethereum 2.0 is promising an eventual transaction speed of 100,000 per second

A number of developers are confident that Ethereum 2.0, the delayed update on the Ethereum blockchain, is poised to launch in November 2020. 

According to Raul Jordan, one of developers working on the transition as well as an Ethereum infrastructure builder with Prysmatic Lab, November is ideal for the launch once a number of security checks and user experience polishes have been completed, news outlet Decrypt reports.

This is in accordance with Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin’s previous statement, wherein he estimated Ethereum 2.0 will ship before 2020 ends.

Ethereum 2.0 will transition the largest public blockchain from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. While Ethereum 1.0 transactions

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