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Bulletin nº Vol 58 (1) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 January 2009
Dramatic and sustained improvements have occurred in our prediction capabilities for air quality, climate and weather. Nevertheless, the demands for more accurate predictions have increased due to the exponential growth of population, climate change and the increasing susceptibility of society to natural disasters and poor air quality by concentrating populations in urban centres, coastal regions and river valleys.
Publish Date: 1 April 2009
Activities involving transportation are inherently more sensitive to weather events than activities that are located in a single place. Consider an individual contemplating a ten minute walk to his favourite coffee shop: indoors, he is not particularly weather-sensitive but once outdoors, the situation changes substantially.