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Rodney Ballard3 Feb 15NSCI 171The difference between weather and climate is simple is just a measure of time. Most people view weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure but these are elements that change minute to minute or hour to hour whereas climate is the average of weather over time and space. For example people travel to Alaska in the summer time because of the great climate (70 to 75 degree temperatures and sunny) overall but during your visit a thunderstorm strikes- that’s weather. This weather can be chaotic at times but with the Lorenz attractor even the most sporadic weather changes can be predicted. Ed Lorenz authored a formula to predict the unexpected. “He went beyond that to develop or apply many fundamental