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The Inaugural Tom Keane AGMET Lecture

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National Botanic Gardens

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This event is to launch the Tom Keane AGMET lecture series. Tom, who sadly passed away last year, was one of the founders of the AGMET Group. The ongoing Tom Keane lecture series is an attempt to commemorate Tom’s influence in Irish agrometeorology and his passion for education.

The Inaugural Tom Keane Lecture will be given by Met Éireann’s Head of Forecasting, Gerald Fleming, with a talk entitled ‘A half-century of weather forecasting in Ireland’.

This talk will consider how weather forecasting has evolved since the early days of AGMET – from charts that were plotted and analysed by hand, through the explosion of data from weather satellites, the automation of surface weather observations, and on to the “computing revolution” that brought us Numerical Weather Prediction. Where farmers once had to pay rapt attention to the “weatherman” after the Nine O’Clock News, now weather information is on-tap 24 hours a day. The presentation will dwell not just on the changes, but the challenges that these changes have brought in their wake.

This lecture is one of a number of small talks that begin at 7pm. Details of the full evening programme are available here.



*** Optional Tour of the National Botanic Gardens ***

(begins at 5:30pm)

There is an option of a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens. The professionally guided tour will last approximately 45 minutes and will cost €5 per person. For those who wish to go on the tour please book your place by emailing info@agmet.ie in advance. Payment can be made at the reception desk on the day. The tour will start from the reception desk in the main building of the Botanic Gardens at 5:30pm.




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