Once more Britain's airspace has been thrown into chaos by the Met Office's computer models (which cost the taxpayer £30 million and goodness knows how many billions in terms of lost economic activity).
We know that the Met Office doesn't bother much with evidence, witness Prof John Mitchell's unguarded remarks at the Downing College Conference (at which I was present).....
People underestimate the power of models. Observational evidence is not very useful,... Our approach is not entirely empirical.‘
This explains why they produced ridiculous projections, yet again, about the volcanic ash 'cloud' which bore no relation whatever to reality. Ryan Air
and BA both conducted experiments (do the Met Office know the meaning of the word?) to find out where the ash might be and if it presented any threat. Both correctly measured its virtual non-existence and corrected concluded that it presented no danger to aircraft.
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- BBC News