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Scientific uncertainty: a user�s guide

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There are different kinds of uncertainty. I outline some of the various ways that uncertainty enters science, focusing on uncertainty in climate science and weather prediction. I then show how we cope with some of these sources of error through sophisticated modelling techniques. I show how we maintain confidence in the face of error.

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  • Seamus Bradley, 2011. "Scientific uncertainty: a user�s guide," GRI Working Papers 56, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
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