What would be the best strategy to answer meteorological events that are still evolving and whose data is still being gathered and analysed ?

Recently this question was asked - Two severe cyclones connected by a monsoonal trough

One way to answer this would be to look at any past events that are similar or identical to those.

Another way is to run a simulation ourselves (if we have the infrastructure) and then present our results. But will the community accept results that are not peer reviewed ?

The last approach is to present a guess that could be proven wrong later.

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  • $\begingroup$ The question example can be answered by using similar examples of events, and good ol' research $\endgroup$ – user889 Feb 21 '15 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ Would our own simulations be valid answers ? $\endgroup$ – gansub Feb 22 '15 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ If it shows the phenomena being asked about. $\endgroup$ – user889 Feb 22 '15 at 0:42

Information about similar past events would be best, but that does not mean that results from simulations done by our members should not be allowed or would not produce a useful or meaning answer.

One thing I would encourage is that anyone who provides an answer based on a simulation they've done to also give as much detail about setting up the simulation, the data used, the software used and what assumptions were made.

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  • $\begingroup$ Precisely the kind of answer that I am looking for in such a question. $\endgroup$ – user889 Mar 5 '15 at 21:51

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