Stratosphere holds potential for predicting NZ climate
The layers of the atmosphere shown schematically. The weather we experience is influenced by the overlying stratospheric layer. Note that the Earth’s protective ozone layer is concentrated in the stratosphere.
How the atmosphere behaves from one day to the next – the weather – can be predicted only a few days in advance. That’s because weather patterns are short-lived; cyclones and anticyclones form and decay over just a few days.