Archive for December, 2011

Windstorm Friedhelm

As part of their final practical session for the course MT11C Introduction to Weather and Climate, a group of first year undergraduate students conducted a synoptic analysis of the extra-tropical cyclone Friedhelm. This storm brought strong winds and disruption to Scotland and Northern England over the 8th and 9th December, 2011. You can read more […]

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An update on the DIAMET flight campaign

At the beginning of term, Tom Frame contributed this excellent post about the ongoing DIAMET field campaign.  In this blog entry, I’ll provide an update on some of the more exciting and stomach-turning developments from the past few weeks of flying into storms around the British Isles. Backing up for just a moment, you may […]

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3rd most active Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end

By Ray Bell Wednesday 30th November saw the end of an exceptionally active Atlantic hurricane season. This season produced 19 tropical storms (wind speeds > 38 mph), from which 7 reached hurricane strength (>73 mph) and 3 major hurricane strength (>110mph) (see figure below – or you can watch this animation of the hurricane season […]

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