Monthly Archives: May 2014

Routine climate data – going, going, gone?

by Chris Holloway I was surprised to hear recently that the US Department of Energy (DOE) is closing all three of their Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites within the next year.  These well-instrumented sites, located at … Continue reading

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Extratropical cyclones: a challenge for climate prediction

By Ben Harvey Strong synoptic-scale low pressure systems, known as as extratropical cyclones, are one of the major weather risks in the UK. This was apparent during the period of extreme storminess experienced last winter. High winds and precipitation, caused … Continue reading

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Guy Stewart Callendar (1898-1964) – a scientist ahead of his time

By Ed Hawkins In April 2014, a significant  milestone was reached: the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million (ppm). Exactly 76 years before, in April 1938, the first evidence that increasing carbon dioxide was influencing global temperatures … Continue reading

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Urban climate research to support a sustainable London

By Dr Alex Boon Investment into our urban areas is of key importance as we continue into the 21st century and face a changing climate. Our urban areas are expanding and becoming ever more densely populated. Furthermore, urban areas are … Continue reading

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