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  • UAH Global Temperature Update for August, 2021:+0.17 deg. C.
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2021 was +0.17 deg. C, down slightly from the July, 2021 value of +0.20 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 has now dropped slightly, at +0.13 C/d…
    - 16 days ago 1 Sep 21, 4:31pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for July, 2021: +0.20 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for July, 2021 was +0.20 deg. C, up from the June, 2021 value of -0.01 deg. C.   REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 1…
    - 46 days ago 2 Aug 21, 1:01pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for June 2021: -0.01 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2021 was -0.01 deg. C, down from the May, 2021 value of +0.08 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 1991-…
    - 77 days ago 2 Jul 21, 2:01pm -
  • New NASA Study: Earth has been trapping heat at an alarming new rate
    “The magnitude of the increase is unprecedented.” A new study published by NASA’s Norman Loeb and co-authors examines the CERES satellite instruments’ measurements of how Earth’s radiative energy budget has changed. The period they study is…
    - 90 days ago 19 Jun 21, 12:56pm -
  • Biased Media Reporting on the New Santer et al. Study Regarding Satellite Tropospheric Temperature Trends
    Executive SummaryA new paper by Santer et al. in Journal of Climate shows that observed trends during 1988-2019 in sea surface temperature [SST], tropospheric temperature [TLT and TMT], and total tropospheric water vapor [TWV] are generally inconsist…
    - 100 days ago 9 Jun 21, 4:02pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for May 2021: +0.08 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for May, 2021 was +0.08 deg. C, up from the April, 2021 value of -0.05 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 1991-2…
    - 1 Jun 21, 3:02pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for April 2021: -0.05 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2021 was -0.05 deg. C, down from the March, 2021 value of -0.01 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 19…
    - 2 May 21, 1:01pm -
  • An Earth Day Reminder: “Global Warming” is Only ~50% of What Models Predict
    The claim by the Biden Administration that climate change has placed us in a moment of “profound crisis” ignores the fact that the energy policy changes being promoted are based upon computer model simulations which have produced average warming…
    - 22 Apr 21, 6:01pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for March 2021: -0.01 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2021 was -0.01 deg. C, down substantially from the February, 2021 value of +0.20 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we comput…
    - 2 Apr 21, 1:45pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for February 2021: +0.20 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for February, 2021 was +0.20 deg. C, up from the January, 2021 value of +0.12 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to…
    - 3 Mar 21, 1:26pm -

Reddit Weather Feed

American Meteorological Society

University of Reading

  • From Falling Paper Strips, Tossed Coins To Settling Snowflakes
    By Majid Hassan Khan Did you notice money raining down in part three of the Spanish TV series “Money Heist” (Spanish: La casa de Papel, “The House of Paper”) on Netflix? A blimp flew over Madrid and showered money. These … Continue reading…
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 21, 5:45am -
  • Data assimilation under dramatic growth of observational data and rapid advances in computer performance
    By: Guannan Hu The importance of data assimilation Data assimilation (DA) is a technique used to produce initial conditions for numerical weather prediction (NWP). In NWP, computer models describing the evolution of the atmosphere are used to predict…
    - 11 days ago 6 Sep 21, 5:24am -
  • How do we actually run very high resolution climate simulations?
    By: Annette Osprey High resolution modelling Running very detailed and fine scale (“high resolution”) simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere is vital for understanding changes to the Earth’s climate, particularly extreme events and high-impact…
    - 25 days ago 23 Aug 21, 8:11am -
  • The Other Climate Impact Of Aviation
    By: Ella Gilbert In-flight entertainment Picture yourself in the window seat of an aeroplane, cruising along at 30,000 feet, occasionally admiring the clouds below and watching that cheesy blockbuster you were too shy to go and see in the cinema. ……
    - 46 days ago 2 Aug 21, 5:10am -
  • Soil Moisture Monitoring with Satellite Radar
    By: Keith Morrison-Department of Meteorology & Will Maslanka-Department of Geography & Environmental Science Everyone knows about the impacts from intense and/or prolonged rainfall – flooding, like that experienced in the Thames Basin during the S…
    - 53 days ago 26 Jul 21, 5:27am -
  • Rescuing early satellite data to improve long-term estimates of past weather.
    By: Jade Westfoot  This post is contributed by Jade Westfoot, a year-12 school student who did work experience in the department recently. During her week with us, Jade worked with Drs. Jon Mittaz and Tom Hall on rescuing historic satellite … Cont…
    - 60 days ago 19 Jul 21, 5:41am -
  • The Future of Arctic Sea Ice
    By: Rebecca Frew It is well documented in scientific studies and the news (recent example here) that the summer extent of Arctic sea ice has been declining rapidly in response to global warming. As the summer sea ice shrinks and … Continue reading…
    - 67 days ago 12 Jul 21, 5:48am -
  • Three Flavours of Pykrete
    By: David Livings Three Flavours of Pykrete A few years ago, Giles Foden published a novel called Turbulence. Most of the book is about a young meteorologist in the second world war, but there’s a framing story set in the 1980s, … Continue readi…
    - 81 days ago 28 Jun 21, 5:25am -
  • Can You Guess The Ingredients Of A Cake?
    By: Amos Lawless “Mmm this cake is lovely, what’s in it?” “Try to guess!” How often have we had that response from a friend or colleague who is proud of the cake they have just baked? And we usually try … Continue reading →
    - 7 Jun 21, 5:36am -
  • Data Assimilation Improves Space Weather Forecasting Skill
    By: Matthew Lang Over the past few years, I have been working on using data assimilation methodologies that are prevalent in meteorology to improve forecasts of space weather events (Lang et al. 2017; Lang and Owens 2019). Data assimilation does ……
    - 31 May 21, 5:36am -

Met Office

  • newMet Office science: narrowing the range of climate uncertainty
    The United Nations has today (Thursday 16 September, 2021) published a synthesis report on the perils of climate change and the need for urgent climate action. The report features hard-hitting forewords from both Antonio Guterres – Secretary-Genera…
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:00am -
  • How will Hurricane Larry influence the UK’s weather?  
    The hurricane season in the Tropical North Atlantic frequently plays a role in dictating the state of play with the UK’s dominant weather patterns, but with various stories circulating in the media about ex-Hurricane Larry’s influence over the f…
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 21, 1:55pm -
  • Will Hurricane Ida affect the UK’s weather?
    Hurricane Ida has seen winds of up to 150mph and intense rainfall bringing widespread flash flooding to a swathe of America, in what has been the fifth strongest storm to hit the US mainland. Ida formed over the Caribbean Sea … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago 3 Sep 21, 3:18pm -
  • Notably warm summer so far for UK – but not for everyone
    The summer so far has been around 1°C warmer than average for the UK, which would potentially place it within the top ten warmest summers on record, but it’s still too early to make a confident statement about final rankings. This … Continue re…
    - 22 days ago 26 Aug 21, 1:33pm -
  • Invoking the oak – nature’s veteran recorder helping scientists understand the rate and scale of climate change
    Ancient oak trees – individuals more than 400 years old – extend back into the deep and dark recesses of history. During that time, these senior trees will have been surrounded by huge fluctuations in climate; to say nothing of … Continue readi…
    - 23 days ago 25 Aug 21, 3:03pm -
  • Met Office science at the heart of climate assessments
    The Met Office Hadley Centre – which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year – has a long and proud history of working and supporting the IPCC. Indeed, one of the foremost scientists who propelled the IPCC, serving as co-chair and … Continue…
    - 31 days ago 17 Aug 21, 7:58am -
  • Europe needs to prepare for temperatures of 50C in future
    Syracuse, in Sicily, has provisionally exceeded the previous European highest temperature with a record of 48.8°C yesterday. If the record is confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization, this temperature will break the previous record of 48.0…
    - 36 days ago 12 Aug 21, 11:37am -
  • Heatwave helps mark fifth warmest July on record
    The mid-month heatwave has helped the UK to its joint fifth warmest July on record according to provisional Met Office figures, with Scotland and Northern Ireland recording their third warmest July, in a month where Northern Ireland also…
    - 46 days ago 2 Aug 21, 2:11pm -
  • COP26 – 100 days to go
    COP – or Conference of Parties, is an annual United Nations climate summit where world leaders meet to discuss and make decisions on key global issues. In attendance will be countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention…
    - 52 days ago 27 Jul 21, 1:11pm -
  • Pole to pole on a tipping point journey

    - 63 days ago 16 Jul 21, 9:22am -