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Improving forecasting of flooding from intense rainfall through interdisciplinary research

By: Linda Speight In England and Wales alone 3 million properties are at risk of surface water flooding. Having spent the past year speaking to a number of experts in the field (see below), I feel confident saying the universal … Continue reading

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Atmospheric diffusion: when anomalous is normal

By: Omduth Coceal Our long-term health and quality of life depends on the purity of the air we breathe. It is therefore difficult to overstate the importance of understanding and predicting the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere. Both observations … Continue reading

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Remodelling Building Design Sustainability from a Human Centred Approach (Refresh) project overview

By: Hannah Gough In 2014, 54 % of the world’s population resided in an urban area and this is projected to rise to 66 % by 2050 (United Nations, 2014). It is also estimated that 90 % of people’s time in … Continue reading

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A new early warning and decision support system: TAMSAT-ALERT

By Emily Black A new early warning and decision support system: TAMSAT-ALERT  For subsistence farmers in Africa, decisions on what variety of crop to grow, when to plant, and when to apply fertilizer are of life and death importance. The … Continue reading

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Laboratory experiments investigating falling snowflakes

By: Mark McCorquodale In the UK there are, on average, just 23.7 days of snowfall or sleet a year. However, precipitation in the form of ice crystals, or snowflakes, is an important feature within the atmosphere, both in the UK … Continue reading

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ESMValTool : An Evaluation Tool for Earth System Models

By: Ranjini Swaminathan Global Climate Models are computer programs that simulate the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, land surface, and the effects of these components on one another. Earth System Models (ESMs) are global climate models that include biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial … Continue reading

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North Atlantic post-tropical cyclones

By Alexander Baker Figure 1: The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season. Ophelia’s location stands out from the typical tracks of North Atlantic tropical cyclones during the active 2017 season. Selected major hurricanes occurring during 2017 – Irma, Jose and Maria – … Continue reading

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Later Wet Seasons with More Intense Rainfall over Africa under Future Climate Change

By Caroline Dunning Rainfall is projected to change as the planet warms in response to rising concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases. New research indicates future changes in the timing and characteristics of the rainy seasons over Africa with important implications … Continue reading

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Weather, Climate and Energy

By David Brayshaw  A secure, reliable and relatively affordable electricity supply is an essential part of modern life in many parts of the world.  When charging an iPad, for example, one expects that power will be available at the flick … Continue reading

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Steps To Make Sea Ice Projections More Robust

By David Schroeder Climate model projections are our best approach to make predictions about future sea ice in both hemispheres for the whole 21st century. Given the large spread between individual model projections and distinct discrepancies between model results and … Continue reading

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