The PREDICATE research project examined European climate variability over time periods between about two and twenty years ("decadal" time-scales). By examining interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere and by exploiting the latest in computer modelling techniques, PREDICATE analysed decadal variations in Atlantic-European climate, filling the gap which currently exists between seasonal forecasting (out to about six months) and the long term changes considered in the "climate change" debate.
PREDICATE involved eight institutions and over twenty scientists.
The project was supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action2: "Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity" within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development thematic programme. Contract number: EVK2-CT-1999-00020
PREDICATE was sucessfully completed on the 30th April 2003.
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