It is Lin’s obsession—and not just at work: When Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at Lin’s modest home,We are trying to portray how Aila-hit villagers will celebrate this festive season amid the large-scale devastation. For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsTake that Europe Computer modeler aims to give US lead in weather predictions By Paul VoosenApr 14 2017 9:00 AM From below the conference table comes the thrum of incoming phone alerts The new weather forecast has rolled in and the climate scientists even though it’s not typically their business dig out their phones to look: snow tomorrow—hardly unusual for early February in Princeton New Jersey But the weather models have the storm breaking severe dumping a foot or more A snow day seems likely Across the table at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Shian-Jiann “S J” Lin is not convinced He is the master of 20000 lines of computer code that divide the atmosphere into boxes and with canny accuracy solve the equations that describe how air swirls around the globe For decades Lin’s program has powered the long-term simulations of many climate models including GFDL’s—one of the crown jewels of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Now Lin’s domain is expanding to a different side of NOAA: the short-term weather forecasts of the National Weather Service (NWS) By 2018 Lin’s program will be powering a unified system for both climate and weather forecasting one that could predict conditions tomorrow or a century from now—and do it faster and better than current models His work will soon be guiding mayors planning not just for snow plows but also rising seas But Lin has started early His small team is already running a prototype forecast on their supercomputer And in his typically confident and brash style he offers a minority report about the next day’s storm “If our forecast is correct it’s only 3 to 6 inches” Lin announces His peers at the table seem skeptical “It’s going to be a mess” one warns But Lin doesn’t budge He rarely needs to “We’ll see what we get tomorrow” he says “You want to bet” Much is riding on Lin Recently NWS has suffered some prominent embarrassments such as in 2012 when it predicted Hurricane Sandy would sputter out over the ocean while a leading European center accurately forecast the direct hit on New York City Fed up with the country’s second-place status Congress in 2013 poured $48 million into NWS weather modeling The message for NOAA was clear: Get America on top This drive has opened up an opportunity For a long time meteorologists and climate scientists operated in separate domains Meteorologists focused on speed: ingesting as many data as possible from satellites balloons and buoys and quickly spinning it into a forecast Climate scientists focused on the fussy physics of their models to produce plausible simulations over decades But now the two groups are discovering common ground in “subseasonal to seasonal” predictions—from a month to 2 years out In order to push forecasts beyond 10 days or so meteorologists need the superior physics of the climate models Meanwhile climate scientists want to know how weather phenomena that happen on monthly or annual timescales like El Nio influence the global climate “The two cultures are speaking each other’s language and realizing they’re going to live and die together” says John Michalakes a computer scientist who develops atmospheric models at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey California There could be another benefit to blurring the lines between weather and climate one that climate scientists are loath to talk about explicitly Although studies of human-driven climate change have faced scrutiny and scorn from conservative politicians in the United States weather research remains solidly bipartisan says David Titley director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Pennsylvania State University in State College Just this month for example Congress passed a weather forecasting bill that dedicates $265 million of NOAA’s budget to improving its seasonal predictions and climate change doubters were among the supporters “If I were running the world I would keep that divide vague” Titley says In his modeling Lin never made the distinction “From the beginning we talked about how there is no difference between weather and climate” says Ricky Rood an atmospheric scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Lin’s longtime collaborator But others haven’t wanted to hear that message—and especially not from Lin who is as feisty and fractious as a government employee can get “It’s amazing to me” says Rood “that S J could evolve to be a source of unification” Storms have roiled around Lin his whole life Typhoons are regular events in Taipei where he grew up and he was always fascinated by their power “I have hurricanes in my blood” he says Born in 1958 to parents who ran a small construction company he was the first in his family to go to college As a student at National Taiwan University he studied microprocessor architectures along with meteorology and fluid dynamics He became fascinated with the challenge of rendering the continuous currents of the atmosphere in the discontinuous 0-or-1 world of computer code At the time Taiwan was a dictatorship and Lin joined student groups opposed to the regime After college he faced several years of mandatory military service He aced his entry test and assumed he would land a cushy engineering job in Taipei Instead he was shipped to the Matsu Islands 16 kilometers from the Chinese mainland He was hardly a model soldier He hated having to recite party doctrine during assemblies “You had to pretend and say something not in your heart” he says Taiwan didn’t seem to have a place for him so in 1983 he enrolled in the aerospace engineering department at the University of Oklahoma one of the only schools he could afford He wanted to be a rocket scientist But it was a tough transition He cared more about learning computer languages than English and felt isolated His accent is a barrier but not the only one “Some folks tend to have a difficult time following S J, The deceased have been identified as Ankit Pandey (12) and Dev Pandey (10) – two brothers -and Ayush Pandit (12).

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the fitness level is checked fortnightly. I’m not done with them just yet.” Recently Aditya Narayan was slammed on the internet for screaming at an airline company too But Mallika Dua is definitely handling the situation like a boss For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 26 2017 1:13 am Sukhpal Singh Khaira (Express File Photo) Top News WELCOMING THE ‘challenge’ thrown by Sunil Jakhar for a public debate on the current political situation in the state as well as in Gurdaspur leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaves the time place and date to Jakhar In a statement released here on Monday Khaira said Jakhar could pick any AAP leader to debate with from among state party president Bhagwant Mann Gurdaspur candidate Major General (Retd) Suresh Khajuria or him He further stated that his party was a votary of clean politics sans money power drugs and muscle power “I have repeatedly announced that my party would neither hold big rallies nor splurge money in any manner to woo the voters of Gurdaspur It is a good sign if the Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar also stands for the same values” The AAP leader said since there was no point wasting crores on polluting the already polluted electoral system of the country holding debates through the media on the pattern of developed countries would only strengthen democracy Setting the agenda the AAP leader said the burning issues of farmer suicides unemployment rampant corruption drug abuse complete breakdown of law and order etc in Punjab need to be debated threadbare “Similarly failures of the Modi government including slowdown in growth frivolous demonetisation his failure to bring back black money stashed in foreign countries gross discrimination against Punjab by extending for 10 more years the industrial tax holiday package for the hill states of HP J&K etc also needs to be debated” he said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 5 2015 12:48 pm Congress MPs protesting outside Parliament on Tuesday Top News The Congress party on Wednesday continued their protest outside Parliament complex against Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 MPs for disrupting House proceedings Senior party leaders including former prime minister Manmohan Singh were seen standing near the Gandhi statue with black flags and placards “We have not liked the decision of the Speaker to suspend our MPs but we respect her position” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi told reporters this morning The government however has expressed its desire to resolve the impasse as key legislation including the Land Bill and GST Bill and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Naga peace deal are pending “The government is willing to go the extra mile but we can’t give in to unreasonable demands” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said Late Tuesday evening reports suggested that Mahajan may revoke the suspension of the 25 MPs but a decision is yet to be taken Congress chief Sonia Gandhi however said she was not aware of any proposal by the government to end the logjam and that the protest would continue on Thursday Speaking at The Indian Express hours after she suspended the MPs on Monday Mahajan had said she was not stubborn and that she took the decision for the greater good of Parliament “I have not taken the decision immediately This has been happening for the past eight days So I tried I told them please don’t do that Yes you must have some demand but you can discuss There are so many rules” In Rajya Sabha Congress MPs rushed to the Well of the House protesting against what they term was the dictatorial attitude of the government Chairman Hamid Ansari then adjourned the House till 12 pm For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Every single customer deserves to have their problems resolved, The case, is normally so regular you can almost set your watch by it, Amritsar. For all the latest India News.

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