Monthly Archives: July 2014

Floods, Famine, Frosts … and Frankenstein

By Nicholas Klingaman No one who lived through the extreme climate of 1816 understood what caused the months of seemingly endless rain in Europe, the June snowstorms in New England or the severe drought in the eastern U.S. that convinced … Continue reading

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Observing the strong damaging winds of autumn and winter storms

By Oscar Martínez-Alvarado Some scientists are weird people. Take me as an example. It is summer, the sun is shining out there. Yet here I am, longing for autumn and winter and the storms they bring. Don’t get me wrong. … Continue reading

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A storm by any other name … ?

By Tom Frame Tropical cyclones have featured heavily in the weather news over the past couple of weeks. Last week the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arthur) struck the eastern seaboard of the USA. This week Typhoon … Continue reading

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How might European storms and extreme rainfall change in the future?

By Giuseppe Zappa Predicting future changes in regional climate and extreme weather events is becoming a main goal for climate science and a topic of great societal interest. For example, a key question for the mid-latitudes countries is how extreme … Continue reading

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