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The talk will describe progress in understanding the causes of severe weather and its prediction, and illustrate its effects.
Abstract: Massively powerful computers, enhanced observations and excellent research have led to improved understanding of both the origin and evolution of severe weather and of its prediction.
The talk will illustrate how severe weather forms, how it is monitored, how it is predicted and what damage it can inflict, with examples drawn mainly from the USA.