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  • Investigating the Dark Caverns of Antarctica

    - 9 days ago 21 Nov 22, 5:31am -
  • Oceanic Influences On Arctic And Antarctic Sea Ice
    By: Jake Aylmer The futures of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice are difficult to pin down in part due to climate model uncertainty. Recent work reveals different ocean behaviours that have a critical impact on sea ice, highlighting a potential … Contin…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 5:53am -
  • The Devil Is In The Details, Even Below Zero
    By: Ivo Pasmans  An anniversary is coming up in the family and I had decided to create a digital photo collage. In the process I was scanning a youth photo and noticed that the scan looked a lot less refined … Continue reading →
    - 23 days ago 7 Nov 22, 5:38am -
  • Outlook For The Upcoming UK Winter
    By: Christopher O’Reilly In this post I discuss the outlook for the 2022/23 winter from a UK perspective: what do the forecasts predict and what physical drivers might influence the upcoming winter?  An important winter  The price of utilities ha…
    - 57 days ago 3 Oct 22, 11:01pm -
  • Weather vs. Climate Prediction
    By: Annika Reintges Imagine you are planning a birthday party in 2 weeks. You might check the weather forecast for that date to decide whether you can gather outside for a barbeque, or whether you should reserve a table in … Continue reading →
    - 79 days ago 12 Sep 22, 5:26am -
  • Monitoring Climate Change From Space
    Richard Allan It’s never been more crucial to undertake a full medical check-up for planet Earth, and satellite instruments provide an essential technological tool for monitoring the pace of climate change, the driving forces and the impacts on soc…
    - 86 days ago 5 Sep 22, 5:10am -
  • The Turbulent Life Of Clouds
    By: Thorwald Stein It’s been a tough summer for rain enthusiasts in Southern England, with the region having just recorded its driest July on record. But, there was no shortage of cloud: there will have been the slight probability of … Continue r…
    - 8 Aug 22, 5:24am -
  • How would climate-change science look if it was structured “as if people mattered”?
    By Ted Shepherd The scientific understanding of climate change is represented by the Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most recently its Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC Working Groups II and III deal respective…
    - 1 Aug 22, 6:00am -
  • Modelling Convection In The Maritime Continent
    By: Steve Woolnough The Maritime Continent, the archipelago, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea is made up of hundreds of islands of varying shapes and sizes. It lies in some of the warmest waters on Earth and … Con…
    - 25 Jul 22, 5:32am -
  • What Is The World Climate Research Programme And Why Do We Need It?
    By: Rowan Sutton My schedule last week was rather awry.  Over four days I took part in a meeting of 50 or so climate scientists from around the world.  Because of the need to span multiple time zones, the session … Continue reading →
    - 18 Jul 22, 5:37am -

Met Office

  • How cities can become climate resilient

    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 12:16pm -
  • Get ClimateReady – Climate change, cities and flooding 
    Throughout November, we have been exploring the climate theme of cities – looking at the ways that cities could be impacted by climate change and learning about some of the research that is being undertaken to better understand and quantify … Con…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 3:01pm -
  • Vigil mission a ‘huge step forward’ for space weather forecasting 
    Confirmation of the long-awaited Vigil mission is a ‘huge step forward’ for space weather forecasting according to the Met Office’s Mark Gibbs.   The confirmation was made as part of a UK government announcement committing £1.84billion for a…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 11:13am -
  • First signs of colder weather following a mild autumn 
    Professor Adam Scaife Met Office Head of Monthly to Decadal Prediction. Winters in the UK usually include a wide variety of weather, and this winter looks to be no exception. Autumn 2022 has been remarkable on many fronts. A warm start to … Con…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 2:04pm -
  • Funding boost for earth observation sector
    The UK Government has this week made a significant investment in the UK’s Earth Observation sector. Of a budget of up to £200m, the Met Office will receive £11.73m. In the announcement of the package, the UK Government recognises that … Continu…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 10:14am -
  • How can we respond to the dangers of extreme heat in UK cities?
    As the planet warms, we are seeing a steady increase in average global temperatures, the impacts of which we are already experiencing. Projections indicate that the UK will continue to experience increasingly warm, wet winters and hot, dry summers as…
    - 13 days ago 17 Nov 22, 2:04pm -
  • Single actions on climate change can have multiple benefits
    When it comes to climate change the science is very clear: to restrain global warming we must rapidly cut our emissions of greenhouse gases. But that’s not all that’s required. The planet has already warmed by more than a degree … Continue read…
    - 20 days ago 10 Nov 22, 1:22pm -
  • Mild October with interludes of rain
    More than half of the UK’s ten warmest Octobers on record have occurred since the year 2000, as October 2022 continues this year’s theme of being warmer than average.   According to provisional Met Office statistics, the average mean temperature…
    - 29 days ago 1 Nov 22, 2:32pm -
  • The importance of Evaluation for Early Warnings
    Faye works as a Senior Scientist in the Weather Impacts team at the Met Office. In this blog post she tells us about early warning systems and why robust evaluation processes are an important consideration to ensure effective early warning … Contin…
    - 29 days ago 1 Nov 22, 11:36am -
  • International collaboration for space weather experts
    As the UK weather continues its shift to a more autumnal feeling, weather of a whole different kind has been under the microscope in Croatia this week, and it takes place beyond earth’s atmosphere, space weather. Leading scientists from across ……
    - 34 days ago 27 Oct 22, 1:54pm -