Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 2013 storm: 1 in 5 year event

World-leading weather scientists from the University of Reading have been following the path of one of the biggest storms to hit the South of England for several years. High winds and heavy rain battered southern parts of the UK, causing … Continue reading

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Has climate change slowed down?

The recent slowdown or hiatus in the rate of global warming at the Earth’s surface is continuing to receive media attention. However, surface temperature is only one measure of climate change examined by scientists and it is useful for measuring … Continue reading

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From ashes to flashes

Volcanoes are responsible for some the most spectacular displays of lightning on the planet. However, the exact mechanisms behind volcanic lightning, and why some volcanoes generate more lightning than others, are a mystery. In a recently published scientific paper¬†featured in … Continue reading

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Royal recognition for Reading climate scientist

The University is delighted to announce that Professor Keith Shine formally begins his new post as the University’s first Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science today. The prestigious title of Regius Professorship was awarded to the University, and 11 … Continue reading

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